USI snaps No. 2 UIndy winning streak
Greyhounds held nation's longest winning streak, 33 in a row
INDIANAPOLIS -- Southern Indiana stopped an eight-game losing streak by putting an end to the nation’s longest winning streak on Saturday afternoon.
The Screaming Eagles held off a late rally to post an 8-6 win against No. 2 Indianapolis in the nightcap of a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader. USI’s victory snapped the Greyhounds’ 33-game winning streak.
Trailing 3-1 heading into the top of the sixth inning of game two, the Eagles got an RBI-single from Stephanie Bittner to cut UIndy’s lead in half. Following an error to extend the Eagles’ offensive turn in the sixth, MacKenzie Dorsam hit a two-run double into the gap in right centerfield to give USI a 4-3 advantage.
USI (21-17, 12-12 GLVC) tacked on four crucial runs in the seventh as Elizabeth Prince followed Bittner’s two-run double with a two-run single to stake the Eagles to a commanding 8-3 advantage.
UIndy (37-2, 23-1 GLVC), which committed six errors in the contest, rallied in the last half of the seventh inning as it scored three times before bringing the winning run to the plate. Brooke Harmening, however, struck out UIndy’s Sydney Russell for the final out of the game as the Eagles picked up the critical victory.
Harmening (12-10), who hit a solo home run in the second inning to tie the game at 1-1, earned the victory after giving up six runs, five earned, off of nine hits in seven innings of work.
Southern Indiana lost the first game 8-0.