TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Friday marks the first game of the Super Regional Tournament NCAA postseason baseball between the Indiana State Sycamores and the Texas Christian Horned Frogs.
The best-of-three series is scheduled to last through to Sunday, June 11 depending on the outcome of Friday and Saturday’s games.
Stay tuned to this page throughout the night as there will be updates on various watch parties and celebrations throughout the community.
The Sycamores strike out. The final score of the first game in the Super Regional Tournament is 4 – 1 with TCU as tonight’s winner.
Final: TCU 4, Indiana State 1. Sycamores will play in an elimination game tomorrow night. MVC Pitcher of the Year Connor Fenlong on the mound. pic.twitter.com/JfnXpdS9KB— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
Bottom of the 9th Watson gets a home run for Sycamores, ISU trail 4 – 1.
Keegan Watson with a shot in the 9th. Sycamores on the board with 2 outs, trailing 4-1.— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
Sac fly by TCU in the top of the 9th brings home a run, Horn Frogs lead 4 – 0.
TCU adds a run on sac fly in the 9th and it’s 4-0.— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
Sycamore pitcher Jachec gives up a lead-off double. The Sycamores will now head to the bullpen. TCU is still in the lead with 3 – 0.
Jachec’s day is done after a leadoff double to start the 9th. Sycamores trail, 3-0.— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
TCU fails to score at the top of the 8th but still is in the lead with 3 – 0.
Strike em out, throw em out ends the top of the 8th. Sycamores coming to bat down 3-0.— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
In the bottom of the 6th, Hernandez doubled, but the Sycamores were still unable to score.
End of 6: TCU 3, Indiana State 0. Luis Hernandez doubles, but Sycamores head to the 7th.— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
At the end of the 5th, the Frogs are still in the lead with 3 – 0.
End of 5: TCU 3, Indiana State 0.— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
By the end of the 3rd, TCU is in the lead with the score at 3 – 0.
End of 3: TCU 3, Indiana State 0.— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
The Frogs have scored and are currently in the lead with the score at 1 – 0 at the start of the 3rd.
Austin Davis with a solo HR to start the 3rd and the Frogs lead, 1-0.— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
Many people have gathered at Rick’s Garage in Terre Haute to watch the game and cheer on the Sycamores.
The first inning ended with the score at 0 – 0.
Diaz with a lead off single, but that’s about it. End of 1: TCU 0, ISU 0.— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
First-pitch is about to start and kick off the first game of the tournament.
We are just about ready for first pitch. ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/CjRQHrIMw1— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
Any fans that may have been out supporting the Sycamores might be familiar with this dedicated fan who has been front and center at many games.
ISU baseball fan Nick Hayes made the trip to Texas on a whim with his parents and is excited about the game today.
Hear from him tonight at 6 p.m. on WTWO.
If you’ve been to Bob Warn Field the last couple of weekends you probably noticed this guy FRONT and CENTER.— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
Nick Hayes made the trip to Texas on a whim with his parents and is excited for the game today.
Hear from him tonight at 6pm on WTWO. pic.twitter.com/E5YFIfzuTu
WTWO’s Grant Pugh is on the scene in Fort Worth, TX, and has posted Indiana State University’s starting lineup:
Number | Name | Position
- #8 | Randal Diaz | SS
- #2 | Josue Urdaneta | 2B
- #3 | Luis Hernandez | DH
- #9 | Adam Pottinger | LF
- #23 | Keegan Watson | RF
- #25 | Mike Sears | 3B
- #17 | Miguel Rivera | 1B
- #5 | Grant Magill | C
- #15 | Seth Gergely | CF
Indiana State starting lineup. ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/NfxsbOZhZg— Grant T. Pugh (@pughgrant) June 9, 2023
With Friday being the first game of the tournament, Indiana State begins their quest for a Super Regional with the first pitch starting at 5:00 p.m. at TCU. Plenty of Sycamore fans made their way to the ISU Tailgate happening now thanks to the Alumni Association.