March 13, 2013
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -
Indiana Baseball (10-3) won for the eighth time in its last nine games, blanking the Fairfield Stags (3-7) by a final score of 8-0 Wednesday afternoon. The #24 Hoosiers received a six-plus inning start from freshman Will Coursen-Carr (1-0) as the southpaw picked up his first career win.
Coursen-Carr kept Fairfield off the board for six and a third shutout innings, striking out four with four hits and a walk. Matt Dearden followed by retiring five straight batters and handing the ball over to Sullivan Stadler for the ninth in his first career appearance.
Six different Hoosiers drove in a run, paced by Kyle Schwarber and Casey Smith's pair of RBI each. Scott Donley made the most of his short day, totaling five bases in two at-bats before giving away his spot in the lineup to the game's reserves. Michael Basil left the contest early as well, but not before going 3-for-3 at the dish. His replacement, freshman Garret Brown, made the most of his first career plate appearance by lining a double into the right-center field gap.
The Hoosiers chased out another starting pitcher in the early goings, tagging the Stags' starter for four runs and an early exit after two innings. Indiana has now scored one or more runs in the first frame in seven of the last eight contests.
Run-scoring singles from Smith and Schwarber were responsible for solo tallies in the third and sixth innings. Chad Clark
and Brown later led off the seventh with back-to-back doubles. A sac fly by Smith brought home Clark while Brown came around via Nick Ramos' first career hit/RBI.
The Cream and Crimson are back at it again Thursday night, a 6 pm first pitch with the United States Naval Academy.