Illinois State Wins A Back And Forth Game Against Indiana State
For much of the game yesterday it looked like Indiana State had things in control. Triston Polley was pitching a great game, and the bats were doing their job. Things unraveled in the 8th inning though. Illinois State erupted for five runs to take a 5-4 lead. Indiana State showed some grit by answering with two of their own to retake the lead. Illinois State scored three in the top of the ninth to take the 8-6 lead. Indiana State scored one, and had a good opportunity going before finally going down 8-7. There was definitely some drama in the last couple of innings.
Watching Triston Polley Pitch
One of the highlights of this season so far has been watching Triston Polley pitch for Indiana State. Last year he was a mid week starter. I photographed him as the Sycamores took on Purdue. This year he is in the weekend rotation. He has good stuff, and the best part about him is that he photographs well too. I have a feeling that this will be the last year that I photograph Triston as the scouts are on him as he pitches. I think professional baseball is his next stop.
The Clouds Part In Time For Indiana State and Illinois State To Play Baseball
Yesterday it seems like the window to play baseball at Bob Warn Field was about perfect. It rained in Terre Haute all morning, but cleared up in time for baseball. On my way home just outside of town it started raining again. I would say that the baseball gods allowed that one to be played. This spring has been the most interesting so far as far as weather has been concerned. Snow and rain have dominated instead of the games.
I can’t write a post today without mentioning Jackie Robinson. Seventy one years ago he played his first major league game and broke the color barrier. It is hard for me to believe that it took that long to happen. I have always said that it was this action by Jackie that paved the way for what would happen in the 60’s.