Live Game Thread: Indiana vs. Iowa | Game 2 |

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Starting Lineups:

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1. LF Drew Ashley
2. 2B Paul Toetz
3. CF Grant Richardson
4. 3B Cole Barr
5. RF Morgan Colopy
6. DH Tyler Van Pelt
7. 1B Kip Fougerousse
8. C Collin Hopkins
9. James "Tank" Espalin

SP: McCade Brown - RHP

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1. CF Ben Norman
2. 1B Izaya Fullard
3. DH Austin Martin
4. RF Zeb Adreon
5. 2B Dylan Nedved
6. 3B Matthew Sosa
7. C Brett McCleary
8. LF Trenton Wallace
9. SS Brendan Sher

SP: Drew Irvine - RHP
 

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T1:

Iowa strands two runners on base.

Norman hit a leadoff single to left field and stole second base. Fullard then walked to put runners on first and second. Martin hit a ground ball to third base and Barr stepped on third and made an excellent off-balance throw to first to complete the double play. Fullard moved to second on the play. Adreon then popped out to shortstop to end the frame.
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Heading into B1 --> The game is tied 0-0.

Due Up:

1. Ashley
2. Toetz
3. Richardson
 

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Starting Lineups:

IU:


1. LF Drew Ashley
2. 2B Paul Toetz
3. CF Grant Richardson
4. 3B Cole Barr
5. RF Morgan Colopy
6. DH Tyler Van Pelt
7. 1B Kip Fougerousse
8. C Collin Hopkins
9. James "Tank" Espalin

SP: McCade Brown - RHP

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1. CF Ben Norman
2. 1B Izaya Fullard
3. DH Austin Martin
4. RF Zeb Adreon
5. 2B Dylan Nedved
6. 3B Matthew Sosa
7. C Brett McCleary
8. LF Trenton Wallace
9. SS Brendan Sher

SP: Drew Irvine - RHP
 

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T1:

Iowa strands two runners on base.

Norman hit a leadoff single to left field and stole second base. Fullard then walked to put runners on first and second. Martin hit a ground ball to third base and Barr stepped on third and made an excellent off-balance throw to first to complete the double play. Fullard moved to second on the play. Adreon then popped out to shortstop to end the frame.
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Heading into B1 --> The game is tied 0-0.

Due Up:

1. Ashley
2. Toetz
3. Richardson
Nice to see more Iowa fans sitting behind home plate than IU fans. NOT. Thanks Monroe County and IU.
 

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Nice to see more Iowa fans sitting behind home plate than IU fans. NOT. Thanks Monroe County and IU.
It's not Monroe County. Bloom. South just played Bloom. North in high school baseball, and they allowed 150 fans to attend that game.
 
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B1: Mid-Inning Update

Ashley hit a leadoff double to left-center and moved to third after Toetz doubled to right-center field. There was some controversy about if Iowa RF Zeb Adreon held on to the ball when diving, but it was ruled a double. Indiana took advantage as next up to bat Richardson singled through the left side and Ashley and Toetz scored to give Indiana a 2-0 lead. Barr walked to put runners on first and second and Colopy singled to left to load up the bases. A pitch then hit Van Pelt to score another run to extend the lead to 3-0.
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RHP Jacob Henderson replaced RHP Drew Irvine
 

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B1:

Fougerousse hit a sacrifice fly to center field and Barr scored to make it a 4-0 game. Hopkins then doubled down the right-field line and Colopy scored to extend the lead to 5-0, but Van Pelt was thrown out trying to score. Espalin grounded out to first base unassisted to end the inning.
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Heading into T2 --> Indiana leads 5-0

Due Up:

5. Nedved
6. Sosa
7. McCleary
 
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Okay, Brown just walked the #9 hitter to load the bases with two outs, and now he has to face Iowa's most dangerous hitter in Norman.
 

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T2:

Iowa scores three runs to cut Indiana's lead to 5-3.

Nedved struck out swinging and then Sosa singled to right field. McCleary went down looking for the second out of the inning and then Wallace and Sher walked to load up the bases. Leadoff hitter Norman also walked and Sosa scored from third to cut the deficit to 5-1. Fullard then singled to left field and Wallace scored from third to make it 5-2. All runners safely advanced one base to keep the bases loaded.

Martin drew a walk and Sher scored from third to cut the lead to 5-3. That was the fourth walk of the inning for Brown. Adreon struck out swinging to end the frame.
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Heading into B2 --> Indiana leads 5-3.

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1. Ashley
2. Toetz
3. Richardson
 

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Unbelievable. Four walks in the inning to include the #8 and #9 hitters in the lineup. We should have been out of that inning with no runs scored. Here's hoping our bats continue to be hot since Brown is off to a shaky start.
 
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B2: Mid-Inning Update

Ashley drew a leadoff walk and moved to second after Toetz singled to the pitcher. Toetz hit a ground ball up the middle that went off Iowa pitcher Henderson's hand. It rolled to the shortstop, but Toetz beat the throw. Next up to bat, Richardson singled to first base. The ground ball went off Fullard's glove and rolled towards Iowa 2B Nedved, who threw to first, but Richardson beat the throw to load up the bases.

Barr then hit a sacrifice fly to center field and Ashley scored to extend the lead to 6-3. Toetz moved to third on the flyout and Richardson then stole second to put runners on second and third. Colopy fouled out to Iowa 1B Izaya Fullard for the second out of the inning
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RHP Ty Langenberg replaced RHP Jacob Henderson
 
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B2:

Toetz scored on a wild pitch to extend the lead to 7-3 and Richarson moved to third. Van Pelt then hit a ground ball to shortstop and beat the throw at first for an infield single. Richardson scored on the ground ball to extend the lead to 8-3. Fougerousse struck out swinging to end the inning.
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Heading into T3 --> Indiana leads 8-3.

Due Up:

5. Nedved
6. Sosa
7. McCleary
 

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Well, we got those three gift runs back; here's hoping Brown finds his control again.
 

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Brown is not long for this game. In addition to control problems, he is not fooling the hitters much either.
 

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T3:

Iowa scores two and cuts the deficit to 8-5.

Nedved flied out to center field and Sosa singled to center field. McCleary then doubled to left-center to put runners on second and third. Wallace flied out to left field for the second out of the inning, but Sher doubled to left field and two runners scored to cut the lead to 8-5.

RHP John Modugno replaced RHP McCade Brown.

Norman flied out to left field to end the frame. Drew Ashley made a great diving catch.
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Heading into B3 --> Indiana leads 8-5.

Due Up:

8. Hopkins
9. Espalin
1. Ashley
 
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Well, the starters for both teams have now been chased early on. We will now find out who has the better bullpen today.
 

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B3:

Indiana goes down in order.

Hopkins, Espalin and Ashley all grounded out to third base.
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Heading into T4 --> Indiana leads 8-5.

Due Up:

2. Fullard
3. Martin
4. Adreon
 

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T4:

Iowa scores one and cuts the lead to 8-6.

Fullard hit a leadoff single through the left side and then Martin lined out to center field. Adreon then singled through the right side and Fullard moved to third base to put runners on the corners with one out. Nedved hit a sacrifice fly to right field and Fullard scored from third base to make it a 8-6 ballgame. However, Sosa flied out to left-center to end the frame.
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Heading into B4 --> Indiana leads 8-6.

Due Up:

2. Toetz
3. Richardson
4. Barr
 

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B4:

Indiana strands one runner in scoring position.

Toetz reached on a fielding error by Iowa 3B Sosa and then moved to second on a wild pitch. Richardson then grounded out to first base unassisted and Toetz advanced to third. Barr hit a sky-high pop up in front of the plate and it dropped after a miscommunication between the Iowa infield. However, Barr was picked off at first base for the second out of the inning. Colopy then struck out swinging to end the inning.
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Heading into B4 --> Indiana leads 8-6.

Due Up:

7. McCleary
8. Wallace
9. Sher
 

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I just don’t understand the sloppy play in such a big series. Kicking balls around in the outfield allowing a runner to advance then score. Picked off first. Infielders bobbling thrown balls from the outfield. This team just doesn’t look like a tournament team to me.
 

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T5:

Iowa strands the bases loaded.

McCleary singled through the left side. Wallace and Sher then went down looking. Norman and Fullard walked to load up the bases with two outs. Martin then flied out to center field to end the frame.
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Heading into B5 --> Indiana leads 8-6.

Due Up:

6. Van Pelt
7. Fougerousse
8. Hopkins
 

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I just don’t understand the sloppy play in such a big series. Kicking balls around in the outfield allowing a runner to advance then score. Picked off first. Infielders bobbling thrown balls from the outfield. This team just doesn’t look like a tournament team to me.
Yes, they look shaky again today. I pointed out yesterday that we are going against a veteran team that is dominated by upperclassmen. Their position lineup today consists of 8 juniors and seniors and the maturity they have on the field is a big plus for Iowa. I was hoping our pitching staff would be able to hold them down in this series, but it hasn't happened so far. The bottom four hitters for Iowa have hurt us to today. So far, they are 5 of 10 at the plate with two walks on top of that. We have yet to have a 1-2-3 innings so far, so I hope one of our bullpen pitchers can find some way to hold them down.
 
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Will wonders never cease. Espalin, who is not even hitting half of his weight, just got a RBI single after Iowa made a pitching change. This looks like it may be one of those 17-15 games by time it's over with.
 
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B5:

RHP Tyson James replaced RHP Ty Langenberg

Van Pelt drew a leadoff walk and then Fougerousse flied out to deep right field on the warning track. Hopkins then walked to put runners on first and second with one out.

RHP Trace Hoffman replaced RHP Tyson James

Espalin singled up the middle and Van Pelt scored to extend the lead to 9-6. Hopkins moved to second on the single to put runners on first and second. Next up to bat, Ashley reached on a fielder's choice to third base. Iowa 3B Sosa fielded the ground ball and stepped on third. Espalin moved to second safely, but Hopkins was out. Toetz then singled to right-center and Espalin scored to extend the lead to 10-6. Richardson struck out swinging to end the inning.
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Heading into T6 --> Indiana leads 10-6.

Due Up:

4. Adreon
5. Nedved
6. Sosa
 

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T6:

LHP Ty Bothwell replaced RHP John Modugno

Iowa strands one runner on base.

Adreon struck out looking and Nedved flied out to right field. Sosa then walked to put a runner on first with two outs. McCleary struck out swinging to end the frame.
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Heading into B6 --> Indiana leads 10-6

Due Up:

4. Barr
5. Colopy
6. Van Pelt
 

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T6:

LHP Ty Bothwell replaced RHP John Modugno

Iowa strands one runner on base.

Adreon struck out looking and Nedved flied out to right field. Sosa then walked to put a runner on first with two outs. McCleary struck out swinging to end the frame.
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Heading into B6 --> Indiana leads 10-6

Due Up:

4. Barr
5. Colopy
6. Van Pelt
We almost had our first 1-2-3 inning for the day, but I can live with a two-out walk since it didn't hurt us any.
 

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B6: Mid-Inning Update

RHP Jack Guzek replaced RHP Trace Hoffman

Barr hit a leadoff solo home run to left field to extend the lead to 11-6. Colopy popped out to second base, but Van Pelt doubled to left center. Next up to bat, Fougerousse doubled to left field and Van Pelt scored to make it a 12-6 ballgame.
 

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B6:

RHP Will Semb replaced RHP Jack Guzek

Hopkins struck out swinging and Fougerousse was picked off at second base to end the inning.
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Heading into T7 --> Indiana leads 12-6

Due Up:

8. Frazier
9. Sher
1. Norman
 

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Surely our bullpen can get the final nine outs without coughing up a six-run lead.
 

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T7:

Iowa strands one runner on base.

Pinch hitter Frazier hit a leadoff single to center field and then Sher went down on strikes. Norman lined out to left field and then Fullard flied out to left field. Ashley made a tremendous diving catch running towards the wall.
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Heading into B7 --> Indiana leads 12-6.

Due Up:

9. Espalin
1. Ashley
2. Toetz
 

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B7:

Seegers to SS for Sher (Iowa)

Espalin drew a leadoff walk and then Ashley grounded into a 5-4-3 double play (around the horn). Next up to bat, Toetz grounded out to the pitcher to end the inning.
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Heading into T8 --> Indiana leads 12-6.

Due Up:

3. Martin
4. Adreon
5. Nedved
 

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T8:

Iowa goes down in order.

Martin struck out swinging, Adreon fouled out to Hopkins behind the plate and Nedved flied out to right-center.
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Heading into B8 --> Indiana leads 12-6.

Due Up:

3. Richardson
4. Barr
5. Colopy
 

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B8:

Indiana is retired in order.

Richardson struck out looking, Barr grounded out to Iowa 2B Nedved up the middle and Colopy flied out to the warning track in deep right field. Iowa RF Zeb Adreon made a great catch.
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Heading into T9 --> Indiana leads 12-6.

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6. Sosa
7. McCleary
8. Frazier
 

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T9:

Sosa singled through the left side and moved to second on a wild pitch. McCleary then struck out swinging and Frazier walked to put runners on first and second. Pinch hitter Seegers then grounded into a 6-4-3 inning-ending double play.

Indiana wins 12-6 and takes the second game of the series. Rubber match set to take place tomorrow at noon.
 
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Big win. Everyone in the lineup got at least one hit, with Toetz leading the way going 3 for 5. Four players had two RBIs each on the game. It was a forgettable game for McCade Brown who had control problems and wasn't fooling many batters. He missed a game in the rotation and I wonder if the inactivity affected him today. Michigan lost their first game today against Illinois, but they are well ahead of them in the 2nd game, so they are probably looking at a split. Neb has an early lead of 1-0 in the 2nd on Rutgers.
 

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For the 2nd day in a row, Rutgers has come from several runs down late in games to beat Neb. Today, they scored 5 runs over the last three innings to win 6-5. The Rutgers win today pulls us even with Neb in the loss column, but they are ahead of us by one game in the win column. Michigan split their double-header with Illinois today, and if I'm not mistaken, we move back into 2nd place over them by percentage points. We are one game up on Michigan in the loss column, but one game behind them in the win column. We need to win tomorrow, and Bierman has been our most consistent pitcher of late. You might even call him our #1 pitcher right now even though he's the day 3 pitcher.
 
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For the 2nd day in a row, Rutgers has come from several runs down late in games to beat Neb. Today, they scored 5 runs over the last three innings to win 6-5. The Rutgers win today pulls us even with Neb in the loss column, but they are ahead of us by one game in the win column. Michigan split their double-header with Illinois today, and if I'm not mistaken, we move back into 2nd place over them by percentage points. We are one game up on Michigan in the loss column, but one game behind them in the win column. We need to win tomorrow, and Bierman has been our most consistent pitcher of late. You might even call him our #1 pitcher right now even though he's the day 3 pitcher.
Thanks for the report, much appreciated! Go IU! Yes big game tomorrow!
 
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