Diaz, Pottinger each hit solo homers to help Indiana State beat Western Michigan 6-4

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Randal Diaz and Adam Pottinger each hit a solo home run to help Indiana State beat Western Michigan 6-4 on Saturday in an elimination game at the Lexington Regional.

Indiana State (43-14) will play the Kentucky-Illinois loser on Sunday.

In the top of the second, Diaz hit his 18th homer of the season and extended his hitting streak to 30 consecutive games. Pottinger hit a two-out home run in the top of the third to give the Sycamores a 6-0 lead.

Dylan Nevar singled in a run at the bottom of the fifth to pull Western Michigan (32-23) within 6-3, and he added a solo home run to right in the bottom of the eighth. Nevar was 2 for 2 and walked twice.

Sycamores starter Luke Hayden pitched 4 1/3 innings and struck out seven. Cam Edmonson (6-2) finished the game, allowing one run on four hits with four strikeouts.

Nolan Vlcek (5-4) gave up all six runs on seven hits in three innings. Four other Broncos pitchers combined for no runs on three hits.


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