Category: Sycamores

Bradley freshman closer Matt Dennis earned the win by throwing 5.2 strong innings in his first career start and senior catcher Austin Jarvis drove in the deciding run in his final game at Dozer Park, leading the Braves (23-25, 5-16 MVC) to a 2-1 win against Indiana State (35-14, 14-7 MVC) Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale for both teams. The win ended Indiana State’s hopes of claiming a share of the regular-season Missouri Valley Conference championship and set up a rematch against the second-seeded and host Sycamores in the MVC Baseball Championship Tuesday at Bob Warn Field. The two teams will play a fourth consecutive game against one another in the fourth first-round game, a scheduled 7:30 p.m. (EST) start in Terre Haute, IN. Dennis (4-2), who made his first 19 appearances of the season in relief, limited Indiana State to one run on four hits in his longest career outing. Lefty Cameron Roegner finished off the strong pitching effort by tossing the final 3.1 innings. He worked around four hits to earn his first save of the season.

-Bob

Junior Alex Chandler went 4-for-5 and hit a walk-off two-run home run in the ninth inning to help Bradley rally for a 5-3 victory in the series opener against Indiana State, while senior Mackenzie Camp followed it with a three-hit, complete game shutout in a 2-0 BU win in the night cap as the Braves swept a doubleheader from the Sycamores Friday afternoon at Laura Bradley Park. Bradley (18-12 overall, 3-1 MVC) is 3-1 to open Missouri Valley Conference play for the first time since 2000 and the Braves improved to 9-3 in their last 12 games with Friday’s victories. In the opener, Bradley had to rally from a 3-1 deficit to force extra innings and Chandler delivered the big hit of the day with a two-run, walk off homer in the bottom of the ninth to propel the Braves to a 5-3 extra-inning victory. Freshman Rachel Huggins gave BU an early 1-0 lead with a RBI single in the bottom of the second inning and Bradley threatened to break the game open after loading the bases with no outs later in the inning. Junior Madeline Lynch-Crumrine scattered three hits over the first five innings, before Indiana State managed to push a pair of runs across in the top of the sixth to go in front 2-1. Alex Lucas ripped a pinch hit, two-out double to left to drive in a pair of runs and the Sycamores had a 3-1 lead after Morgan Allee belted a one-out homer in the top of the seventh.

-Bob


Senior Katie Yohn turned in her team-leading seventh double-double of the year, collecting 18 points and 11 rebounds in the final home game of her career, but Indiana State made three free throws in the final 20 seconds to hold off a late rally attempt and the Sycamores held on to spoil Bradley’s Senior Day with a 58-55 win over the Braves Saturday afternoon at Renaissance Coliseum. Bradley (14-15 overall, 8-10 MVC) finished the regular season sixth in the final Missouri Valley Conference standings and the Braves will face I-74 rival and #3 seed Illinois State Friday in the MVC Tournament quarterfinals in St. Charles, Mo. ndiana State (18-11 overall, 10-8 MVC) finished in a tie with Northern Iowa for fifth and will play the Panthers Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Yohn tied for game-high honors with 18 points and also had a team-high 11 rebounds to go with her two assists and four steals. She made 4-of-6 three-point attempts, moving into 23rd in MVC history in career three-point field goals as she pushed her career three-point field goal total to 208. Shronda Butts added 13 points and four assists, while Michelle Young was 4-of-6 from the field and had 11 points for her sixth consecutive game in double figures. Senior Brooke Bisping collected seven rebounds and two points in the final home game of her career.

-Bob


True freshman point guard Ka’Darryl Bell scored all of his career-best 10 points in the final 6:54, helping Bradley (15-12, 7-8 MVC) pull away from a 2-point lead for an 80-68 Missouri Valley Conference victory versus Indiana State (16-10, 9-6) Saturday afternoon at Carver Arena before 8,443 fans. Walt Lemon, Jr. and Tyshon Pickett shared team-high scoring honors with 17 points as five Braves scored in double-figures. Dyricus Simms-Edwards, who was questionable before the game due to the back spasms he suffered Wednesday night at Illinois State, scored 13 points off the bench and senior center Will Egolf chipped in 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Lemon became the 46th player in school history to eclipse 1,000 points when he scored in transition off a Simms-Edwards steal with 1:03 left in the first half. Dawon Cummings led Indiana State with 19 points off the bench to pace Indiana State, while Jake Odem and R.J. Mahurin both scored 14 for the Sycamores.

-Bob


Bradley used an efficient offensive attack, matching a season-low with just seven attack errors, in a 25-23, 25-17, 25-20 victory against Indiana State to wrap up a season-long, four-match home stand Saturday at Renaissance Coliseum. Junior Amy Angelos had nine kills on 12 attacks with no hitting errors, while freshman setter Jessica Teel had a season-best 31 assists to help pace the Braves’ attack. The first set was close throughout with both teams hitting over .300 in the frame. With the score knotted at 22-22, a Madelyn Ervin kill gave BU a 23-22 edge. An Indiana State setting error put Bradley (8-14 overall, 2-9 MVC) in front 24-22 and the duo of Courtney Keefe and Allie Falter combined for a block after a Sycamore kill to close out a 25-23 Braves win. Click here for complete game box score.

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-Bob

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