No. 23 Hoosiers Down Morehead State for Ninth-Straight Win
April 12, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
INDIANA BASEBALL RELEASE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.- No. 23 Indiana (21-10) used 15 hits to down Morehead State (16-18) on Saturday afternoon, 13-1. The Hoosiers and Eagles played in front of a regular-season record crowd of 3,101 at Bart Kaufman Field.
Sam Travisextended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the seventh inning. It matches his longest hitting streak of the season. Travis has had a hit in every game but three this year and in 20 of the last 21 ballgames.
Dustin DeMuthwent 2-for-4 at the plate with a double to give him back-to-back multi-hit games. The senior is now batting .406 on the year.
Starting pitcher Christian Morris (2-2) picked up the victory for Indiana, going 5.2 innings, giving up three earned runs on seven hits. Thomas Belchercame on in relief to earn a save as he pitched 3.1 scoreless frames.
After trailing 3-0 after two MSU at-bats, the Hoosiers put together a productive bottom half of the second inning to seize momentum for the rest of the afternoon.
DeMuth started the second with a double before Hartong got on base with a hit by pitch. Chad Clark followed with a walk to load the bases. O'Conner cashed in with a two-RBI single to put IU on the board.
Casey Rodriguethen hit a single to score Clark and a throwing error allowed Rodrigue and O'Conner to advance to second and third. Schwarber then reached on an error to allow both runners to score to give IU a 6-3 lead.
Donley later singled to allow Schwarber to score and Hartong drove in Indiana's last run of the inning with a single to extend the Hoosier lead, 8-3.
The score remained the same through the next 4.5 innings before IU tacked another run on in the bottom of the seventh as Luke Curetonscored on a fielder's choice by Hartong.
In the eighth, a Clark double and Cangelosi single gave Indiana its 10th run of the game before Schwarber doubled to center for his second RBI of the day, bringing in Caneglosi.
Indiana will host Morehead State in the final game of the weekend series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET at Bart Kaufman Field.