Hoosiers Set to Finish Series with Florida State
March 11, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Indiana baseball team (4-6) will finish off a three-game set with second-ranked Florida State (19-0) on Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT. The Hoosiers are in the middle of an eight-game swing through Northern Florida that will extend through Saturday. Jason Ferrell (1-0) will throw for the Hoosiers against FSU's Ryan Strauss (3-0).
On Saturday, Matt Bashore threw five innings and allowed just one earned run, but the Indiana baseball team was bested by No. 2 Florida State, 8-2. Evan Crawford and Reid Briglia each posted a pair of hits in the loss.
Bashore fell to 1-1 on the year, as he allowed five hits and four walks in five innings of work and struck out four for the Hoosiers (4-6). Three of the four runs that he allowed were unearned. FSU starter Michael Hyde improved to 6-0 with the win, throwing 82 pitches on the night in five strong innings. He allowed four hits and one walk to the Hoosiers, striking out seven in the process. The Seminoles are now 19-0 on the season.
Indiana scored a pair of runs in the top of the eighth to trim the deficit to 5-2. Crawford led off the eighth with a double, his third of the season, and he was followed onto the basepaths by Sterling Mack and Keith Haas, who each walked. After a wild pitch moved all the runners up and scored Crawford, Josh Phegley drew a walk to re-load the bases with nobody out. Briglia plated Mack with a sac fly to left, but that was all the Hoosiers could muster in the frame.
The Seminoles responded with three runs on two hits, two walks and two hit batsmen. After loading the bases with nobody out, Brandon Reichert ripped a double to right-center to clear the bases and make the score 8-2. Joe Vicini pitched out of a bases-loaded jam to limit the FSU damage to three.
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