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    HOOSIERS SWEEP WILDCATS

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    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    May 1, 1999

    HOOSIERS SWEEP WILDCATS

    Evanston, Ill. -- The Indiana baseball team swept a double header from Northwestern Saturday 12-11 and 5-4, to stay just one game out of the Big Ten Tournament playoff picture.

    In the first game the Hoosiers jumped out to a 9-3 lead after 3 1/2 innings on the strength of Doug DeVore's bat. The junior hit a three-run and two-run home run and then had an rbi single for six RBIs in his first three at bats.

    The Wildcats came back to take a 11-9 lead as the Hoosiers batted in the top of the seventh.

    After Frank O'Connell led off the inning with a single, Brandt Childs drilled a two-run home run to tie the game.

    Jason Williams then followed with a single and advanced to third with two outs. Tim McNab, who had entered the game an inning earlier in left field, then ripped a single to center for the winning run.

    Chris Wilson then came on to register the save.

    Childs homered again in the second inning of game two to give the Hoosiers a 2-1 lead. However Northwestern came back and took a 4-3 lead as the Hoosiersbatted in the top of the seventh.

    Childs then led off the inning with a single and was replaced by a pich-runner, Benji Clause. Clause then adanced to second on a passed ball and moved to third on a fly out.

    With pinch-hitter Robert Stastny at the plate, Clause scored on a wild pitch to tie the game. Then, just two pitches later, Stastny drilled a Phil Rosengren pitch over the left field wall for the winning run.

    Wilson then came on for the third consecutive game to earn the save.

    The Hoosiers are now 32-12 overall and 10-9 in the Big Ten. Northwestern is now 19-23 overall and 7-12 in the league. The Wildcats last seven losses have all benn by one run.

    Nick Otte won the first game for the Hoosiers and is now 7-1 on the seasonwhiel Zack McClellan won the nightcap and is now 6-0 this season/

    The team's will conlude the series SUnday afternoon witha single game.

    © Indiana University Athletics, 1999
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