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Sycamores Drop Doubleheader After Salukis Score in the Eleventh, 8-7

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State baseball played its fourth extra-inning affair of the season Saturday night at Bob Warn Field, falling to Southern Illinois, 8-7, in eleven innings. With the victory, Southern swept the doubleheader and leads the series 2-1 heading into Sunday's finale.

Indiana State (25-14, 12-7 MVC) rallied from a three-run deficit entering the ninth to tie the game. Senior Max Wright kickstarted the rally with a one-out double to the gap in right before Seth Gergely bounced a ball off first base for a single. SIU closer Trey McDaniel loaded the bases with two outs after Josue Urdaneta earned a walk to bring pinch-hitter Ellison Hanna II to the plate.