JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University baseball (0-1) fell behind early, and dropped the first game of the 2019 season to Indiana State (1-0), 7-1.
Angel Camacho hit a solo home run for the lone run of the game for JU on Friday night at John Sessions Stadium.
"We knew whoever could keep their composure and execute and do what they do best was going to end up on top," said Head Coach Chris Hayes.
The Sycamores jumped on JU starter Tyler Santana (0-1) from the get go, with the first two ISU hitters reaching in the first, and then coming into score on a two-out single by Robby Enriquez. Three more came across in the second, when a one-out single and hit batsman scored on a Clay Dungan double. A two-out single made it 5-0 after the second.
JU threatened all night, but could not get the big hit with runners in scoring position, finishing the evening 1-7 and leaving nine men on base.
Camacho's solo shot to right was his first long ball of the year and the 12th of his career.
Indiana State tacked on an insurance run in the fifth and the ninth.
Trent Palmer takes the ball for Jacksonville tomorrow, as the Dolphins work to even the series. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. at John Sessions Stadium.