Series Sweep Bid Denied in 9-1 Defeat
April 22, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A quality start from Chad Martin was wasted on Sunday as the Hoosiers failed to complete the series sweep, falling 9-1 to Georgia Southern (23-19) in Game Three. Indiana (18-22, 6-6 Big Ten) wraps up its current eight-game homestand on Tuesday, hosting the Miami (OH) RedHawks.
Martin worked the mound for six innings, surrendering a lone unearned run on five hits, two walks while striking out three Eagles. At the dish, Indiana recorded five base knocks with a pair coming from both Sam Travis and Dustin DeMuth. Michael Basil was responsible for the other, as well as the team's only RBI.
Basil put the ball in play, allowing Kyle Schwarber to score from third base in the bottom of the fourth. Schwarber reached on an error, moved to second on a Travis single and on over to third via Dillon Dooney's team-high sixth sacrifice bunt of the season.
Georgia Southern capitalized on an IU defensive error in the sixth, pushing across an unearned run. It could have been worse, however, if not for a spectacular diving grab by Chris Sujka in right field. With runners on the corners, the web gem ultimately went in the scorebook as a simply sac fly, but Sujka's snag limited the damage to a lone tally.
Damage control didn't go as well the next inning though, a five-run frame for the Eagles. Georgia Southern added three more in the ninth and got a win on get-away day.
First pitch for Tuesday's tilt with Miami (OH) is set for 4 pm at Sembower. It'll be a home-and-home series as the Hoosiers trek over to Oxford for a 6 pm contest on Wednesday.
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