HOOSIERS SWEEP PURDUE 4-3, 13-8
April 10, 1999 HOOSIERS SWEEP PURDUE 4-3, 13-8
Bloomington, Ind. --The Indiana Baseball team extended its winning streak to four games with a 4 3, 13-8 doubleheader sweep of Purdue at Sembower Field.
In game one, Purdue starter Austin Bilke (0-4) hit 1B Mark Minor with the bases loaded in the seventh to score Dan Haegele and give Indiana (25-6, 4-3) the 4-3 victory. Senior RHP Chad Smith (4-4) tossed a complete game five-hitter while punching out six Boilermaker batters.
The Hoosiers fell behind 3-0 as Purdue (11-18, 1-6) scored one in the second and two in third. Indiana got one back in the third on Haegele's single to right which scored 2B Benji Clause from third. Clause and Haegele accounted for four of Indiana six hits.
Trailing 3-2 in the sixth, Jason Williams reached with a lead off walk and advanced to second on a Blake St. Clair ground out. Ryan Schade grounded out and as Williams headed for third, Purdue 1B Travis Dorsch threw the ball away, allowing Williams to tie the game at three.
In the seventh, Haegele singled to left, Doug DeVore walked and after a Brandt Childs sacrifice, Bilke intentionally walked 3B Frank O'Connell to load the bases. On the very next pitch, Bilke drilled Minor in the head to give Indiana the 4-3 win.
Senior RHP Fred Graf (1-0) tossed 4 1/2 innings of relief to give Indiana the game two victory. Sophomore LHP David Gassner (3-3) took the loss for Purdue.
Indiana wasted no time getting on the board as Haegele tripled home Sam Incandela in the bottom of the first. Childs followed with a two-run shot to center, his eighth of the year, to give IU a 3-0 lead. Childs now has 20 homers in his two-year Indiana career.
Indiana extended the lead to 7-1 until Purdue put up three in the third and another in the fifth. With the game in the balance, the Hoosiers tacked on four in the bottom of the fifth. Williams led off with a single to center and advanced to third on an error by 3B Nick Treadway. Schade walked to load the bases and Williams scored on Incandela's sacrifice fly to center. Tim McNab, who reached on Treadway's error, scored on a wild pitch as Schade stole second. Haegele drove in Schade with a single to left and after advancing to third on a balk and stolen base, scored on Childs' single to center.
The Hoosiers look for the series sweep tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m at Sembower Field. Sophomore LHP David Ferris will take the hill for Indiana.
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