April 8, 2000
Bloomington, Ind.--Brad Edwards threw a one-hit complete game shutout to carry the Hoosiers to a 2-0 victory over Northwestern at Sembower Field.
Edwards held the Wildcats (13-13, 0-5) hitless threw six innings, before Jeremy Kurella broke up the no-hitter with an infield single to lead off the seventh inning. Edwards faced just one man over the minimum (22) and struck out eight while walking just one to improve to 5-2 on the season.
"He set the tempo of the game today with his pitching," said head coach Bob Morgan of Edwards."It's not going to be a hitters' day with as cold as it is here."
"It was more of a pitchers' day, being so cold," said Edwards. "But, I also had all four pitches working, so that helped."
The Hoosiers (21-13, 4-5) scored once in the second and one more time in the fifth. Dan Haegele provided the game-winning RBI with a two-out bases loaded single to right field in the second. Blake St. Clair provied the power in the fifth with a double down the right field line to bring home Benji Clause who had led off the inning with a walk.
Northwestern's Gabe Ribas threw a four-hit complete game shutout to blank the Hoosier's 4-0 to earn a split in Saturday afternoon's doubleheader.
"In the second game we just didn't get to the ball, and their pitcher was in a rhythm," said Morgan. "We had a couple of opportunities there, but we'd hit into double plays, we just never stepped up to get a key hit in that situation."
The Wildcats scored one run in the third, fourth, fifth and seventh innings. Robert Dainton led the way with three hits while Brandon Ackley and Frank Favia each collected a pair of hits.
Zach McClellan suffered the loss for the Hoosiers working seven innings and allowing 10 hits while striking out three.
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