Hoosiers Bested by Southern Miss
Feb. 24, 2007
DOTHAN, Ala. - The Indiana baseball team fell to 0-2 on the season with a 15-4 loss to Southern Miss on Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Wiregrass Baseball Classic. The Golden Eagles remained undefeated with a 7-0 record on the year.
Senior Keith Haas went 3-for-3 on the game with a pair of RBIs, while Andrew Means added a pair of hits. Senior Ben Greenspan and freshmen Evan Crawford and Sterling Mack had the Hoosiers' other three hits.
The Hoosiers got on the board in the fifth inning, as a walk followed by three straight hits gave IU its first three runs of the contest. Josh Richardson led off with a walk, then moved to third on an Andrew Means single. Evan Crawford followed with a single to right center to score Richardson, as Means and Crawford each moved up a base on a throwing error by the center fielder. Both runners then scored on a single by Keith Haas.
Indiana found itself in an early hole when the Golden Eagles jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning. Southern Miss put together four hits and three walks off of starter Danny Rosenbaum, who was chased from the contest after 2/3 of an inning. Fellow freshman Billy Kitchen came on in relief to finish off the inning.
USM added a trio of runs in the third on four hits off Kitchen. In the fourth, Southern Miss tacked on six more after a Haas error extended the inning with two outs. Rosenbaum (0-1) collected the loss for Indiana, while Kitchen allowed nine runs, two earned, in his three innings of work. Jarrett Casey pitched 2 1/3 innings of no-hit ball, allowing just two walks.
The Eagles added a single run in the seventh and the Hoosiers added one in the eighth, when freshman Brad Henke scored his first career run. Matt Bashore finished off the contest for IU on the mound, pitching the final two innings.
The Hoosiers will wrap up the weekend against Georgia Southern at 10 a.m. CST on Sunday, Feb. 25. GSU is 8-4 heading into its game with host Troy on Saturday evening.
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