IU Bounces DePauw, 17-1
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - In its final tuneup before Spring Break, the Indiana baseball team improved to 8-1 on the season with a 17-1 win over DePauw Thursday at Sembower Field in Bloomington. The Tigers fell to 1-3 on the year with the loss.
Indiana pounded out 17 hits by nine different players in the victory. Sophomore Corby Heckman led the offensive charge, going 4-for-6 at the plate and driving in three runs. Sophomore Ryan Parker was impressive as well, with three hits in three at bats and registering three RBI. Parker has hit safely in all four of his at bats this season.
Senior Kenny Marrs was also 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI and was hit by Tiger pitchers in two of his at bats. Redshirt freshman Reggie Watson made his first start of the season in left field. Watson picked up a two-RBI hit, scored three runs and swiped a pair of bases.
DePauw struggled to find a way to shut down the Hoosiers as it walked eight batters and committed five errors. Dave Edmonds took the loss in three innings pitched. Edmonds scattered six hits and walked two, but gave up just one earned run. The Tigers used six more pitchers to finish out the game.
Redshirt freshman Austin Rhoads was the winner for the Hoosiers on the mound. Rhoads worked four innings and allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out one. The decision in the first of Rhoads' Indiana career. Junior Kevin Inglis followed Rhoads for two innings, surrendering three hits and one run with a walk and a strikeout.
The Hoosiers now head to Bradenton, Fla., for their annual spring trip, IU will play eight games in eight days beginning, Saturday, March 15, with a contest against Bradley.
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