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    HOOSIERS DROP ANOTHER IN SHOWDOWN IN THE DESERT

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    ="desert"> February 8, 1998

    HOOSIERS DROP ANOTHER IN SHOWDOWN IN THE DESERT

    Peoria, Ariz.- The Indiana baseball team lost its second straight game Saturday, as Texas Christian defeated the Hoosiers, 8-4. The game was originally scheduled for noon Saturday, but did not begin until 9 p.m. EST. IU's final game of the weekend against Oklahoma State was rained out Sunday and will not be rescheduled.

    Indiana (0-2) committed five errors against TCU, giving the Horned Frogs two unearned runs. Junior Chad Smith (0-1), who started for the Hoosiers, pitched four innings, giving up four earned runs and striking out three.

    The Hoosiers, who were shutout on Friday, scored their first run in the second inning when sophomore Doug DeVore singled home junior transfer Brandt Childs, who had tripled. The hit was Childs' first at IU and first of the day, as he later added an RBI single in the fourth inning. DeVore also finished with a pair of hits and an RBI.

    IU got solid relief pitching from freshman Zack McClellan, who was making his collegiate debut. McClellan tossed two scoreless innings, allowing a single to the first batter he faced before retiring six in a row, including a pair of strikeouts.

    Freshmen Dan Haegele and Blake St. Clair each collected their first career hits on back to back singles to right field in the ninth inning. Seniors Mike Spisak and Roger Rodeheaver each collected their first hit of the season as Spisak had a one-out double in the fourth and Rodeheaver added a one-out single in the sixth.

    TCU was led by right fielder Chris Connally, who went 4-5 with three RBI including a school record three doubles. Shawn Thompson (1-0) earned the victory for the Horned Frogs, pitching six innings and allowing just two earned runs.

    The Hoosiers return home from Arizona with an overall record of 0-2, and will have the week off before their home opener against Indiana Wesleyan on Monday, February 16 (2 p.m.).




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