The Cougars are coming off a walk-off win over South Dakota State

Edwardsville, Ill. – SIUE baseball scored four unanswered runs on Sunday, culminating in a 10-run inning.Th innings lead to a 6-5 victory over South Dakota State at Simmons Baseball Complex.

The Cougars snapped an eight-game losing streak to improve to 2-10 overall. South Dakota State is 6-6.

„A good win by our guys,” the SIUE head coach said Sean Lyons said. „They battled throughout. It's been a tough stretch and guys have been grinding.”

The game was tied 5-5 at 10 downTh innings, Gage Frank Singled with one out before advancing to second on an errant pickoff throw. He moved to third on a wild pitch. John Stallcup He walked to bring True Mice A draw-in hit to right field on the first pitch brought Frank home with the winning run.

SDSU led 5-2 going into the bottom of the ninth inning, where Frank homered to start the inning. John Stallcup He hit his second home run of the year to pull the Cougars to within 5-4.

„It was Johnny Stallcup's hug to change the momentum,” Lyons said.

The Cougars never had two Ryan Neitzwitz A ball to right fielded for a one-run fielder's choice, tying the score at 5-5.

South Dakota State scored twice in the ninth inning to extend its lead from 3-2 to 5-2.

SIUE trailed 3-1 before getting an RBI-triple Ethan Willoughby A triple from Neitzwitz in the sixth inning and a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

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Niedzwiedz, Willoughby and Franck finished with two hits each.

SIUE Starter Spencer Stearns He allowed three runs and struck out four in 7.2 innings.

“Great effort on the mound Spencer Stearns. Who would have thought that both pitchers would have done such a great job on the mound with 40 mph winds.

Ian Benner (1-0) earned the win over 2.1 innings in relief. He scored four.

„To pull this off is huge for our guys confidence-wise and heading into spring break,” Lyons added. „When you go through these tough stretches, you never know what it's going to be. The guys are going to go home tonight with a lot more positive thoughts.”

SIUE is set to face SIU Carbondale on Tuesday at 4 p.m

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