Hoosiers Fall to Stetson
March 18, 2009
DELAND, Fla. - Alex Hudak went 2-for-2 with three RBI and leadoff man Sean Emory scored three runs as Stetson knocked off the Indiana baseball team on Wednesday, 11-1. Jerrud Sabourin, Vince Gonzalez and Jake Dunning each had two hits in a losing effort for Indiana (6-11). Stetson improved to 8-12 on the year with the win.
Joey O'Gara was credited with the loss after giving up six hits and five walks in five innings of work. The sophomore fell to 0-2 on the year. David Burns picked up the win, allowing just three hits and one walk in five innings for Stetson.
Stetson scored one in the first to take an early 1-0 lead. The first two Hatter hitters walked, but O'Gara struck out the next two. The second punchout caught slugger Jeremy Cruz looking and with the runners going, Josh Phegley threw down to third, but the throw bounced off Vince Gonzalez's glove and Emory scored to make it 1-0. In the third, Stetson used its first two hits of the ballgame and a Hudak walk to score again and stretch the advantage to 2-0.
Then in the fifth, the Hatters scored three runs on four hits to make it a 5-0 advantage. IU rallied in the top of the sixth, as singles by Dunning and Sabourin and a Chris Hervey walk loaded the bases with nobody out. Phegley then picked up his team-leading 26th RBI of the year by drawing a walk. But reliever Ian Thompson got a key strikeout of Alex Dickerson and Jake Hitchcock followed with a strikeout of Tyler Rogers and a groundout off the bat of Kipp Schutz to end the threat.
The Hatters scored one run on four walks and a wild pitch in the sixth, then added two more off Matt Igel in the seventh. The Hatters added three more runs in the bottom of the eighth, as Hudak cleared the bases with a triple to finish off the scoring. Dickerson went 0-for-4 to snap his 15-game hitting streak. The freshman had registered a hit in every game aside from the season opener.
The Hoosiers return to action on Thursday morning when they return to Lakeland, Fla., for a matchup with Hartford. Game time is slated for 10 a.m. at Henley Field. Indiana will then take on Ohio State on Friday at 6 p.m. That game was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. but was moved to the evening affair at Chain O' Lakes Stadium. Live audio and statistics for both games will be available on IUHoosiers.com.
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