The Indiana baseball team dropped their third straight game when they lost to Evansville on Tuesday night on the road.
The state of Indiana has not been kind to the Hoosiers so far this year. After winning their first two games in their home state the Hoosiers have now dropped three straight after losing to Evansville on Tuesday night on the road.
Indiana got behind early giving up a run in the bottom of the first but came back to tie it in the third when Grant Richardson scored on a wild pitch. The tie was short-lived as the Purple Aces struck for four in the bottom of the third to take the lead 5-1. Evansville would use three singles along with two walks a hit batter to mount their rally.
The Hoosiers would fight back with two in the fifth and one in the sixth but could never get the tying run across as they dropped the game 5-4. Indiana drew five walks and had another five batters hit, but could not come up with the big hit when they needed on Tuesday night.
Grant Richardson continued his hot hitting going 2-5 with two runs scored. Richardson is leading the team hitting .400 on the year. Elijah Dunham is also hitting .400 for the Hoosiers but had a quiet night going 0-5 with two strikeouts.
The loss dropped the Hoosiers to 8-6 on the year. With the schedule Indiana has had in the early part of the season an 8-6 record doesn’t seem bad, but the fact that they have now dropped three in a row after a great start has to sting a little bit.
The Hoosiers had played well on their trips south and were hoping being back in Indiana would continue their hot play, but the colder weather has gotten the best of them.
Indiana will look to get back on track when they host Cincinnati Wednesday night. It will be the Hoosiers fifth game in five days and will really test Jeff Mercer’s pitching staff. After their game with the Bearcats, the Hoosiers will host Memphis for a three-game set over the weekend.