Baseball falls 3-2

USI’s baseball team fell to Truman State Sunday evening in a 3-2 loss.

The team was unable to score in the first four and a half innings.

The first action came from senior shortstop, Kyle Niemeier who got a hit and RBI to bring in senior first basemen, Andrew Cope. Truman State was able to bounce right back tying the game.

This was the second game USI lost this weekend in the Dunn Hospitality Classic. Friday they played Truman State and were able to close the game with a 14-13 win.

Head coach Tracy Archuleta said the biggest difference between the two games was that Truman State was able to get better hits and their pitcher threw out a lot more strikes.

In this game USI was without senior centerfielder, Hamilton Carr who also is at the top of lead for their batting. Archuleta said with him injured it lets other guys step up.

“It doesn’t affect us we play the game and what we are doing,” Archuleta said. “We would like to have him in the lineup, but at the same time we have other guys here who need to step up when guys get injured.”

Senior left fielder, Kyle Kempf said working on their defense and making routine plays is what will help them to win games.

“We hit the ball good on Friday but should have won with a large margin. We didn’t play good defense,” Kempf said. “We have to work on our defense and basically everything and bring it all together.”