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Thursday, March 08, 2007
March 8, 2007
In the first game of the double header at Draper Diamond, the Lady Bisons lost a tough extra innings game to visiting Indiana State 7-5.
The Lady Bisons jumped out to an early lead in the fourth inning on a wild pitch by Indiana State to go up 1-0, but then saw Indiana State answer in the top of the fifth with three runs to take a 3-1 lead.
With two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Indiana State loaded the bases, and scored the tying run to send the game into extra innings with the score 4-4.
After both teams worked out of some trouble in the eighth inning, the Sycamores took the lead in the top of the ninth inning. With the automatic runner put at second base in extra innings, the Sycamores used a lucky bounce on a swinging bunt to put runners at first and third with nobody out.
The next batter up for the Sycamores hit a short pop fly down the left field line that put the Sycamores on top 5-4. Indiana State added two more insurance runs in the inning to lead it 7-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth.
The Lady Bisons were only able to manufacture one run in the bottom of the ninth and lost the first game of the double header to Indiana State 7-5.
Christen Campbell (5-5) received the loss, and Meagan McCurdy (5-1) got the win for Indiana State.
With the loss, the Lady Bisons dropped to 9-10 while Indiana State improved to 12-7.