Hoosiers Knock Off Georgetown, 12-4
Feb. 21, 2009
TAMPA, Fla. - Eric Arnett struck out a career-high eight batters and Jerrud Sabourin had three hits as the Indiana baseball team upended Georgetown 12-4 in the second day of the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge. Evan Crawford, Chris Hervey, Alex Dickerson and Tyler Rogers had two hits apiece in the win as Indiana improved to 1-1 on the season.
Arnett threw a strong six innings for the Hoosiers, going six innings and allowing just four hits and two walks in addition to his eight Ks. Joey O'Gara allowed one hit in two innings out of the bullpen and Drew Leininger pitched a perfect ninth to finish off the game.
IU came blazing out of the gates, scoring six runs in the first 1/3 of an inning. Crawford and Hervey started things with back-to-back singles and then a throwing error and a Josh Phegley sac fly made it 2-0. Dickerson, Sabourin and Rogers then had three straight singles to load the bases and T.C. Knipp was hit by a pitch to make it 3-0. Ethan Wilson was next up and reached on a catcher's interference for the fourth run, and Jake Dunning capped it off with a two-run single to make it 6-0 Hoosiers.
Indiana added solo runs in the second and third to make it 8-0 before the Hoyas rallied for single runs in both the fifth and sixth. Arnett struck out the side in the third and sent two down swinging in the sixth en route to his career best.
In the seventh, IU made it into double digits, as Sabourin led off with a double and Rogers walked. After a Knipp groundout moved the runners into scoring position, Wilson delivered a two-run double to make it 10-2. A throwing error by the Hoyas later plated Wilson as IU extended its lead to 11-2.
GU got back a pair of unearned runs in the seventh inning to trim the deficit to 11-4. In the ninth, Indiana tacked on another solo run as Cody Webber delivered a pinch-hit single for his first career hit and RBI to score Rogers.
Alex Meyer picked up the loss for the Hoyas, giving up seven runs on 10 hits in his four innings of work. Tommy Isaacs and Bobby Kirby also threw for Georgetown.
Indiana is back in action on Sunday as the Hoosiers look to open the season with a winning record at the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge. IU faces USF at 1 p.m. at the Naimoli Complex in St. Petersburg. Live stats and audio will be available on IUHoosiers.com.
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