Roadtrip To Miami (OH) For Midweek Contest
April 29, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 11th ranked Indiana University baseball team (28-12, 13-2 Big Ten) will play at Miami (OH) on Wednesday with a 6:05 p.m. first pitch. The Hoosiers and RedHawks were scheduled to play in Bloomington in late March but that game was rained out. Indiana is 6-1 in midweek games this season.
Indiana OF/C Brad Hartong was named Big Ten Player of the Week by the conference office on Monday, becoming the seventh different Hoosier to be named Player or Pitcher of the Week this season. He joins Casey Rodrigue, Sam Travis, Kyle Schwarber, Dustin DeMuth, Joey DeNato and Kyle Hartas weekly award recipients. In the four games last week, Hartong hit .529 with one home run and 10 RBI and helped the Hoosiers win the weekend series at Illinois.
In the first game of the series at Illinois, the Hoosiers put together 13 hits on their way to a 9-3 victory. It improved LHP Joey DeNatoto 9-1 on the year after he tossed 8.0 innings of three-run baseball. The victory was also the 33rd of his career, further improving his IU record. Hartong was the top bat in the IU lineup, collecting two hits and driving in three runs.
On Saturday, Tim O'Conner's sac fly was the only offense IU could muster in a 2-1 loss. But the bats came back ready to go in Sunday's series finale, pounding out 15 hits on the way to a 11-3 win to take the series from the second place Illini. Brian Korte allowed three runs on two hits to earn his first win of the season while DH Scott Donley and 1B Sam Travisboth hit 2-run home runs..
Probable Starting Pitchers
DID YOU KNOW?
• Senior LHP Joey DeNato leads all NCAA Division I active pitchers with 33 career victories and ranks second in career innings pitched (332.0).
• Junior Sam Travis ranks 16th among all NCAA active hitters with 147 career RBI.
• Junior Kyle Schwarber ranks 13th among active Division I players with 153 runs scored.
• The Hoosiers' team ERA of 2.51 ranks 16th in the country this season
ROAD, SWEET B1G ROAD
HARTONG COMING ON STRONG
TRAVIS TRUMPS ALL
HOT CORNER ON A HOT STREAK