Lynch Throws Out First Pitch at IU-Louisville Game
May 9, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head football coach Bill Lynch threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Indiana vs. Louisville game on Tuesday at Sembower Field. Lynch threw the pitch to one of his wide receivers and Hoosier center fielder Andrew Means.
Means earned the second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor of his career on Monday. He was outstanding against Purdue in helping the Hoosiers take three of four from the second-place Boilermakers. The junior hit .562 with three doubles, a triple and a home run to post a 1.063 slugging percentage and a .632 on-base percentage for a 1.695 OPS on the weekend. He also scored seven runs for the Hoosiers, drove in five and stole a pair of bases.
He added the biggest hit of the weekend for IU, as his two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh in game two of the series tied the score 4-4 and helped the Hoosiers gain momentum to come from behind for a 5-4 victory. In game three, Means went 3-for-4, including two hits in the 11-run Hoosier first, and matched a career high by scoring four runs.
Means also had multiple hits in the series' other two games, going 3-for-5 with three RBI in game one and posting a 2-for-4 outing with a walk and a run in game four. His 52 runs are tied for second in the conference, while his 27 steals are third.
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