No. 11 Indiana Routs Purdue 12-3 to Sweep Series
May 4, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana (32-12, 16-2) offense struck early and often as the No. 11 Hoosiers pounded out 17 hits en route to a 12-3 triumph over Purdue (12-32, 5-13) on Sunday at Bart Kaufman Field. It is IU's fifth-straight win and its 20th victory in the last 22 games.
Senior Dustin DeMuth reached base in all four of his plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with a walk and driving in a career-high six runs while scoring twice himself. He has reached base safely in 41 straight games.
Brian Korte was the winning pitcher for the Hoosiers. He started the game and pitched 5.0 innings without giving up a run on five hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
The Indiana offense wasted no time getting into a groove as Casey Rodrigue walked and Schwarber singled to begin the bottom of the first. Travis then singled to bring home Rodrigue for IU's first run of the afternoon. Donley became the fourth straight Hoosier to reach base as he singled to load the bases. DeMuth wasted no time as he ripped a double on the first pitch he saw to the left centerfield gap and all three runners came around to score to give the Hoosiers a 4-0 cushion. Nolden later earned an RBI on a groundout to put Indiana in front 5-0 after the first frame.
The Hoosiers played add-on in the second inning as Schwarber reached on a walk and stole second before moving to third on a Travis fly out. Donley then brought Schwarber to the plate with an opposite field single to left to make it a 6-0 IU lead.
Indiana put up crooked numbers again in both the fourth and fifth innings. Travis singled with one out in the fourth and DeMuth later brought Travis around from first base to score with his second double of the day, this time to right field. Hartong then collected an RBI with a single for IU's second run of the inning.
In the fifth inning, Tim O'Conner and Rodrigue walked to lead off things and Donley later walked with two outs to load the bases. DeMuth delivered again with a two-RBI single as the inning ended with the Hoosiers in front 10-0.
Purdue scratched a run across in the top of the sixth, but Indiana countered with a run of its own in the bottom of the frame with a Ramos solo shot over the left field fence.
The Boilermakers added two more runs in the seventh as a bases loaded walk led to the first run of the inning and a sac fly to left field gave Purdue its third and final run of the game.
Schwarber put the exclamation point on the day with a solo home run to right in the seventh.
The Hoosiers will hit the road next weekend to battle Penn State on May 9-11. First pitch Friday is 6:30 p.m. ET, Saturday's game will begin at 2 p.m. and Sunday's will start at 1 p.m.
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