HOOSIERS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER
May 9, 1999 HOOSIERS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER
Ann Arbor, Mich. -- The Indiana baseball team needs to win win as many games as possible this weekend to remain in fourth place in the Big Ten and earn a berth in the conference's tournament.
But after losing the first game of Sunday's doubleheader 7-3, Indiana head coach Bob Morgan sent Zack McClellan to the mound to try and win the first game of the series for IU.
He made the right choice.
McClellan responded by pitching six solid innings and allowed just one run and three hits as he led the Hoosiers to a 2-1 victory in game three of the series.
In fact, hits were hard to come by in the this game as Indiana was being no-hit through five innings by Michigan starter Vince Pistilli.
Sam Incandela led off the top of the sixth with a walk and then Dan Haegele ripped a two-strike pitch to left center for a double to break-up the no-hitter.
Doug DeVore then followed with a two-run single to center to give the Hoosiers the lead. Those were the only two hits Indiana would end up with in the game.
McClellan surrended a run in the bottom of the inning but then Morgan went to reliever Chris Wilson to close out the game in the seventh. And just as he did in all four wins last weekend, Wilson got through the last inning for his seventh save of the year. The victory improved McClellan's record to 7-0.
The Hoosiers got off to a good start in the first game as they scored three times in the second inning. DeVore led off the frame by cracking his 17th home run of the season and then Mark Minor followed with a two-run shot of his own.
Michigan took advantage of two IU errors in the bottom of the inning to score three times to tie the game.
The Wolverines scored four times in the fourth off of IU starter Brad Edwards to take the lead.
Michigan's Bryce Ralston held the Hoosiers in check for the remainder of the game. He pitched a complete game and struckout three. Edwards allowed only six hits ans also struckout three.
"We self-destructed in the first game but we played well in the second game," Indiana head coach Bob Morgan said. "I was really pleased with the way Edwards and McCellan threw today. They did the job for us even though we didn't win both games."
The Hoosiers are now 34-14 and 12-11 in the league. Michigan is 27-23 and 14-9. The team's conclude the series Monday afternoon.
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