College Baseball

Indiana State 11, The Citadel 7

Indiana State pounded out 15 hits to hand The Citadel (23-10) its first home loss since March 23.

The Bulldogs scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth at Riley Park to cut into the lead, but were unable to overcome a strong start by Indiana State (19-9) starter Joe Rodriguez.

The Sycamores took a 5-3 lead with a four-run fourth inning; expanded the margin to 8-3 with three in the sixth and made it 11-3 with three in the eighth.

Ryan Strausborger led Indiana State with three hits, two runs, two RBIs and two stolen bases.

Matt Simonelli led the Bulldogs with two hits, including his third home run of the year.

The teams will conclude the series with a game today that has been moved up to a noon start.