April 12, 2000
IU DROPS WRIGHT STATE 6-3
HOOSIERS CAPITALIZE ON ERRORS
Dayton, Oh.--Indiana took advantage of six Wright State
errors, to beat the Raiders 6-3. IU is now 23-15 this season,
with a 5-7 Big Ten record.
The Hoosiers got things started in the fifth when Benji Clause's
single to left scored Eric Blakeley. The RBI was Clause's 14th
this season. In the sixth inning, Rich Berich and Blake St. Clair
scored when Blakeley reached on an error. Michael Woodside's
single scored Blakeley, and put the Hoosiers up 3-1.
Indiana finished out the night's scoring when Joe Sadler sent
a shot to center field that scored St. Clair and Tim McNab. Wright
State got their three runs off eight hits, and one IU error.
Seven different Hoosiers had hits in the contest, including McNab
and Berich who kept their hit streaks alive (McNab-11, Berich
Fred Graf pitched two shutout innings to earn the win (5-5).
Graf faced eight batters, fanning two, allowing two hits. Nick
Otte started for IU, and threw four innings allowing one run,
and striking out four. Chris Wilson got his third save of the
season with one inning of relief, striking out two of the three
batters he faced, allowing no hits. Matt Rice and Nick Vitielliss
also saw action on the mound for IU. The pitching staff combined
to strike out 11, and scatter eight hits.
Indiana takes to the road on Friday when they travel to West
Lafayette to face Big Ten rival Purdue.
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