No. 11 Indiana Takes Game One Over Purdue, 6-0
May 2, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Joey DeNato pitched seven scoreless innings as No. 11 Indiana (30-12, 14-2) downed Purdue (12-30, 5-11) at Bart Kaufman Field on Friday night, 6-0. IU had 14 hits as a team.
Kyle Schwarber went 4-for-5 for his second four-hit game of the season. He had an RBI and also scored a run.
Brad Hartong kept his hot streak going with a pair of hits and two RBI with a run scored. Hartong has hit .542 in IU's last six games with 14 RBI and has had multiple hits in each of those contests.
DeNato had another solid start with 7.0 shutout innings. He gave up five hits and recorded seven strikeouts. He improved to 10-1 on the year, matching his win total from a season ago.
The Hoosiers struck early as Rodrigue started the bottom of the first with a double and Schwarber followed with an RBI single to bring home Rodrigue. Scott Donley later doubled to left center to bring in Schwarber for IU's second run of the inning. Hartong gave Indiana its third run of the opening frame with an RBI single as the first inning closed with Indiana leading 3-0.
In the bottom of the fourth, DeMuth led off the inning with a single and Hartong followed with a double to bring around DeMuth to push IU ahead 4-0. Ramos gave Indiana more breathing room with an RBI single that plated Hartong.
Purdue threatened in the top of the sixth inning with a hit and walk to start its at-bat to put runners on first on second with no outs. DeNato shut down that threat quickly as he induced a groundball for a 4-6-3 double play. On DeNato's next pitch, the Boilermaker batter flew out to left field to end the inning.
The Hoosiers added one final run in the bottom of the seventh thanks to a Rodrigue walk, a Schwarber double and then an RBI single from Sam Travis.
Indiana and Purdue will meet again on Saturday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. ET at Bart Kaufman Field for game two of the weekend series. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
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