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ROUNDUP: ISU softball loses second straight to Belmont

Mar. 30—Indiana State's softball squad lost for the second day in a row to Belmont on Saturday at Price Field, this time by a 6-0 decision.

The Bruins are the third-place team in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Belmont scored once in the first inning, twice in the third and three times in the seventh, plus Emma Summers (6-3) pitched seven innings of three-hit shutout ball, to secure the victory.

Hailey Griffin took the loss from the circle for the Sycamores, dropping her record to 3-4.

Isabella Henning and Abby Robakowski each doubled for ISU, with Henning finishing 2 for 3.

Indiana State (13-17 overall, 2-5 MVC) and Belmont (21-9, 7-2) will square off at noon Sunday for the finale of the three-game series at Price Field.

Men's volleyball

—Lawrence Tech 3, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods 0 — At Southfield, Mich., SMWC fell in straight sets to Lawrence Tech on Saturday afternoon by scores of 25-13, 25-19, 25-17.

The Pomeroys fell to 14-14 overall and 2-12 in the WHAC, while Lawrence Tech improved to to 7-14 and 4-9 respectively.

Marko Zolnjan led the way with seven kills, while Bentley Meyer added six for The Woods. Ethan Martins added 12 assists and Brycen Yadao added five digs.

The Pomeroys will be back in action next Friday and Saturday at Bethel (Ind.). First serve Friday is set for 7 p.m. EDT and Saturday at 1 p.m.

College track

—Four Sycamores compete — At St. Louis, Indiana State competed in the 10,000-meter run for the first time this season Friday, with four Sycamores partaking in the long-distance event at the WashU Distance Carnival.

Three of the Sycamores' entries at Bushyhead Track were on the men's side, as Cael Light, Isaac Bryant and Ian Gadberry all competed. Hadley Gradolf represented Indiana State on the women's side.

Light led the way with a career-best time of 30 minutes, 56.48 seconds, while Gadberry also set a personal-best time at 32:06.82. Gadberry's time was an improvement by more than 15 seconds from his previous personal record, while Light shed five seconds off his previous top time in the event.

Bryant closed out the Sycamore men's contingent with a time of 33:05.09. Gradolf completed 16 of the 25 laps in the event at a time of 25:39.76 before dropping out of the race.

The WashU Distance Carnival is one of two meets the Sycamores are participating in this weekend. ISU also is competing at the EIU Big Blue Classic, with competition from Charleston, Ill., slated to conclude Saturday.

Prep softball

—Eels win twice — At Bedford, Clay City defeated host Bedford North Lawrence 6-1 and Loogootee 11-6 Saturday.

Against the host Stars, Lexi Thompson homered and scored three runs, Faith Mitchell went 2 for 2 with a pair of doubles and two runs batted in, Hannah Harris went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and winning pitcher Lizzy Sinders also doubled.

From the circle, Sinders struck out 12 batters and allowed four hits and one earned run over seven innings.

Against the Lions, Sinders went 3 for 3 with three runs scored, Abigale Shearer homered and knocked in two runs, Thompson went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two runs and Harris and Karlee Smith each tripled, with Harris scoring two runs. Caroline Rexrode was the winning pitcher, with one-hit, 2.1-inning scoreless relief help from Sinders.

Clay City (4-0) will play host to Greencastle on Monday.