Fenlong Stops No. 6 Vols To Gain First Indiana State Win
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Indiana State baseball picked up a doubleheader sweep of No. 16 Tennessee Saturday evening after defeating the Volunteers 7-5 in the second game of the day. The Sycamores improved to 3-3 on the year while the Vols suffered their first two losses of the season, dropping to 6-2.
Gouverneur's Connor Fenlong picked his first victory in his first season with Indiana State.
ISU used three pitchers in the sixth frame before Fenlong was able to come in with the bases loaded and get a groundout and a strikeout to end the rally. Fenlong (1-0) was credited with the victory, going 1.2 innings with two strikeouts while allowing just one hit of the six batters he faced. The red shirt sophomore has also picked up a save in three appearances for the Sycamores and has yet to give up a run in seven innings where he has struck out eight.
Tyler Grauer (2) earned the two-inning save for the Sycamores, picking up four strikeouts of the seven batters he faced.Indiana State was able to get key hits early to quickly run UT's starter out the game, notching runs in four of the first five innings of action. Sycamores, picking up four strikeouts of the seven batters he faced.
The two squads will meet in the series finale Sunday at 1 p.m. The game is set to air on SEC Network Plus via WatchESPN or a cable provider.