HOOSIERS SPLIT DH
April 18, 1999 HOOSIERS SPLIT DH
Bloomington, Ind. -- The Indiana Hoosiers wrapped up their series with the Michigan State Spartans in a double-dip today at Sembower Field. In the first game, IU managed to score two runs in the seventh to steal the 8-7 victory. However, the Spartans rattled off six unanswered runs to take game two 8-4 n eight innings.
In the first game, IU grabbed an early 3-0 on hits by junior RF Doug DeVore and LF Blake St. Clair. The Hoosier lead did not last long when MSU scored four runs in the second and one run in the third taking the 5-3 advantage.
IU got three runs back in the fourth as St. Clair led off with a single followed by an RBI double by 1B Mark Minor. With two on, DH Dan Haegele shot a two-run double to right to make the ballgame 6-5.
In the sixth, Michigan State tied it at 6-6 on Albaugh's solo homer, and in the seventh the Spartans picked up their final run.
C Brandt Childs reached on a fielder's choice to begin the seventh. 3B Frank O'Connell singled advancing Eric Blakeley, pinch running for Childs, to third. Next, CF Jason Williams reached on an error by SS Ted Demetrol scoring both O'Connell and Blakeley giving the Hoosiers the come-from-behind 8-7 victory.
Brad Edwards started the day on the mound for the Hoosiers pitching two full innings allowing five hits and four runs before handing the duties to Nick Otte. Otte went four innings striking out six, but giving up six hits and three runs. Finally, Chris Wilson pitched the final inning striking out two of the three batters he faced. Wilson improves to 3-0 this season.
IU held a comfortable 4-2 lead through six innings. But in the seventh with one on, CF Mike Wagner ripped a home run over the left field fence tying things at 4-4.
Indiana remained scoreless in their seventh moving the game to extra innings. In the eighth, MSU peeled off four more runs on two hits to take the commanding 8-4 lead.
Sophomore LHP Dave Ferris gave up four runs on five hits in 6.2 innings while striking out five. Chris Wilson came in to relieve allowing the deciding runs to score dropping his record to 3-1.
The Hoosiers stand at 27-9 overall and 6-6 in Big Ten play. Michigan State improves to20-15 overall and 7-8 in Big Ten play. The Hoosiers return to Sembower Field for two mid-week games OnTuesday, IU hosts Defiance College and on Wednesday, IU plays Miami (OH). Game times are both set for 3 p.m.
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