Fenlong Records Second Save For Streaking Sycamores
INDIANA STATE ATHLETICS
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Indiana State baseball continued its dominance in the state of Florida Thursday evening as the team picked up its fifth-straight victory during a 7-5 win against No. 20 Florida Atlantic at FAU Baseball Stadium. Gouverneur's Connor Fenlong closed out the final 1.1 innings striking out three and allowing no hits to gain his second save of the season.
In six appearances for 8-4 Sycamores, Fenlong has yet to allow an earned run and has a 1-0 record to go along with two saves.
Indiana State (8-4) tallied 10 base hits in the win marking the fifth-straight game with 10 or more hits for the club. Leading the way at the plate was redshirt freshman Grant Magill who reached base in four of his five at bats with a single, two walks and a hit-by-pitch. The catcher scored three of the seven Sycamore runs. Josue Urdaneta and Max Wright added two hits each while Mike Sears tallied his third home run of the season with a two-run shot in the third.
Cam Edmonson was the pitcher of record for the Sycamores, improving to 1-1 on the season after 1.1 innings of relief work. The redshirt lefty struck out two of the five batters he faced.
Connor Cline made his third start of the season going 6.1 innings and allowing five runs and seven hits. After FAU jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first on a three-run home run, Cline settled in and pitched five scoreless innings, including a stretch in which the right-hander retired nine-straight FAU batters.
Trailing 3-0 in the second, ISU began chipping away at the FAU (8-4) lead as Urdaneta brought home a run on an infield single before Sears blasted his two-run home run over the wall in left in the third inning to tie the game.
Indiana State will look to clinch the series on Friday with first pitch set for 6:30 p.m.