USI Baseball Drops Opener to Quincy

University of Southern Indiana Baseball lost a tough battle with Quincy University, 3-2, Friday evening at the USI Baseball Field.

Posted: Mar 19, 2021 9:18 PM

University of Southern Indiana Baseball lost a tough battle with Quincy University, 3-2, Friday evening at the USI Baseball Field. The Screaming Eagles go to 3-8 overall and 1-4 in the GLVC, while Quincy is 6-3 overall, 3-2 GLVC, after tonight's action.

The Eagles struck in the third to get the early 1-0 lead when sophomore first baseman Lucas McNew scored on a ground out by senior catcher Wyatt Daly. USI would hold onto the 1-0 lead until the top of the fourth when Quincy scored twice to take a 2-1 lead.

The Hawks sealed the victory in the sixth with tally to make the 3-1. USI cut the two-run deficit in half in the bottom of the eighth when sophomore centerfielder Steven Molinet scored on an error when junior second baseman Ethan Hunter stole second and advanced to third on an error.

On the mound, senior right-hander Austin Gossmann posted a complete game, but took the loss. Gossmann (2-2) allowed three-runs on three hits and two walks, while striking out a season-high eight in nine innings of work.

Up Next for the Eagles:
The Eagles and the Hawks continue the four-game series Saturday with a 2 p.m. doubleheader at the USI Baseball Field. The series concludes Sunday with a noon single.

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