Indiana State rallied from an early 5-0 deficit Sunday to win its first college baseball game of the season Sunday, 6-5 over Air Force in the Service Academies Classic.

The Sycamores scored in three straight innings, including the tying and winning runs in the seventh. The game was ended after eight innings due to Air Force’s travel plans.

Brian Omogrosso earned the victory on the mound after shutting down the Falcons over the final 31/3 innings, including getting out of jam when he entered in the fifth. Omogrosso allowed just one hit and struck out one.

The Sycamores got off to a rocky start in the bottom of the first; after three straight walks, the Falcons’ Josh Meents hit a grand slam to left field for quick 4-0 deficit.

Air Force expanded the lead in the third inning. After the Falcons loaded the bases, reliever Andrew Galle got a strikeout and a ground ball, but the Sycamores were unable to turn the double play to end the inning, allowing AFA to take a 5-0 lead.

Air Force starter Clayton Couch cruised through the first four innings, but Cory Kral started the Sycamore comeback in the fifth with ISU’s first extra-base hit of the season, a double down the left-field line. A walk and three more singles, including a two-run hit by Ryan Bond, cut the lead to 5-3.

Josh Abercrombie led off the sixth with a single and scored on a groundout, and after ISU turned a double play to get out of trouble in the bottom of the sixth, the Sycamores continued the offensive attack in the seventh.

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