Hoosiers Set for Saturday Doubleheader
April 14, 2007
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Indiana baseball team will play a Saturday doubleheader against Purdue, with first pitch slated for 1 p.m. EDT. Matt Bashore (3-3, 2.59) will face PU ace Ricky Heines in the first game, while Jason Ferrell (3-1, 3.80) is slated to matchup with transfer Josh Lindblom in the second contest.
On Friday, Chris Hervey went 2-for-4 with his first career home run, but it was not enough for Indiana, which fell to the Boilers, 4-2. Hervey scored both runs for the Hoosiers.
The Hoosiers got on the board in the top of the third, as Hervey hit his first career home run to give IU a 1-0 lead. With one out, Hervey turned on a 1-1 offspeed pitch and hit a towering fly ball over the left field wall for Indiana's second home run of the season. The lead was short-lived, though, as the Boilermakers (14-12, 4-4) put together three infield singles and a sacrifice fly to knot the game at 1-1.
Hervey helped Indiana regain the lead in the top of the fifth, as he reached on an infield single to lead off the inning. After Andrew Means sacrificed him over to second, Evan Crawford delivered his team-leading 18th RBI of the season on a line-drive single to left. The throw from the outfield came in behind Hervey, who put the Hoosiers up 2-1.
The Boilers gained their first lead of the afternoon in the sixth, as Purdue put a pair of runs on the board with two outs. With a runner on second and two down, Nick Overmeyer laced a single to center to tie the score. Spencer Ingaldson followed with a single to put runners at the corners, and then Alex Jaffee knocked Overmeyer home with a single to center, giving the home squad a 3-2 lead. Purdue extended its lead to 4-2 in the seventh with Jon Moore plating a run on a two-out triple to put IU in a two-run hole.
The two teams will finish their weekend series Sunday at 1 p.m. at Lambert Field.
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