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    HOOSIERS POUND TAYLOR, 15-4

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    ="pound"> March 31, 1998

    HOOSIERS POUND TAYLOR, 15-4

    Second game of double header called due to rain

    Bloomington, Ind.- The Indiana baseball team hammered Taylor University in the first game of a double header, 15-4. Chris Wilson, making just his second start at first base, hit a grand slam to highlight a four-run fourth inning.

    Freshman David Ferris made his second start and earned the victory to improve to 2-0. Sophomore Tracy Wymer made his first appearance of the season, finishing the game in grand style by striking out the side in the seventh inning.

    The Hoosiers had 10 hits, with Roger Rodeheaver, Brandt Childs, Doug DeVore and Jason Williams each getting a pair of hits. Rodeheaver and DeVore also each added home runs, their fourth and third of the season, respectively.

    Childs' first hit, a double in the first inning, extended his hitting streak to a career- high nine games. DeVore's first inning three-run homer also extended his streak to nine games, tying his career-best set earlier this season. The two nine- game streaks are the longest for the Hoosiers this season.

    In the second game of the double header, IU jumped out to a 2-0 lead before a 15 minute rain delay in the top of the fourth inning. After play resumed, the two teams got in another half inning before home plate umpire David Smith called the game in the bottom of the fourth with one out and the Hoosiers at bat.

    The rain washed away a magnificent performance from freshman Zack Otte, making his first career start. Otte struck out eight batters through four innings, but because the game did not go the required five innings, none of the stats will count.

    The win improved the Hoosiers' record to 17-12 overall. Taylor fell to 8-4. IU is scheduled to face Miami (Ohio) tomorrow in Oxford at 3 p.m. before taking on Purdue at Victory Field in Indianapolis Friday (April 3).


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