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

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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. 1B Kip Fougerousse
7. DH Hunter Jessee
8. C Collin Hopkins
9. SS Jeremy Houston

SP: RHP McCade Brown

MICH:

1. 3B Christian Molfetta
2. RF Clark Elliott
3. DH Jimmy Obertop
4. C Griffin Mazur
5. SS Benjamin Sems
6. 1B Ted Burton
7. LF Tito Flores
8. 2B Riley Bertram
9. CF Christian Bullock

SP: RHP Cameron Weston
 

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T1:

Indiana goes down in order 1-2-3.

Ashley struck out swinging, Toetz grounded out to shortstop and Richardson flied out to left field.
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Heading into B1 --> The game is tied 0-0.

Due Up:

1. Molfetta
2. Elliott
3. Obertop
 

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B1:


Michigan is retired in order.

Molfetta grounded out to short, Elliott flied out to left and Obertop struck out looking.
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Heading into T2 --> The game is tied 0-0.

Due Up:

4. Barr
5. Colopy
6. Fougerousse
 

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T2:

Indiana strands two runners on base.

Barr drew a leadoff walk and then Colopy reached on a fielding error by Michigan's third baseman. However, Fougerousse struck out swinging, Jessee fouled out to left and Hopkins grounded out to second to end the frame.
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Heading into B2 --> The game is tied 0-0.

Due Up:

4. Mazur
5. Sems
6. Burton
 

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B2:

Michigan strands two runners on base.

Mazur lined out to right-center and then Sems struck out swinging. Burton doubled down the line and then a pitch hit Flores to put runners on first and second. Bertram then struck out swinging to end the inning.
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Heading into T3 --> The game is tied 0-0.

Due Up:

9. Houston
1. Ashley
2. Toetz
 

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It looks like it is Michigan's turn with the sloppy fielding with two errors already.
 

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T3:

Indiana jumps to a 4-0 lead.

Houston struck out looking, but then Ashley tripled to right field. Ashley scored, making it 1-0 after Toetz hit a ground ball to third and reached on a throwing error. Richardson then reached on a fielder's choice to second base and Toetz was out at second base. Richardson moved to second on a wild pitch and later scored after Barr singled to center field to extend the lead to 2-0.

Colopy then singled to left-center to put runners on first and second. Fougerousse tripled to center field and both Barr and Colopy scored to extend the lead to 4-0. Jessee then flied out to right field to end the frame.
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Heading into B3 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:


9. Bullock
1. Ashley
2. Toetz
 

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B3:

Michigan goes down 1-2-3.

Bullock grounded out to first base unassisted, Molfetta grounded out to short and Elliott struck out swinging.
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Heading into T4 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

8. Hopkins
9. Houston
1. Ashley
 

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We are getting a strong outing from Brown, something we really needed after yesterday's debacle. Hope he has plenty of gas today.
 

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T4:

Indiana is retired in order.

Hopkins grounded out to short, Houston grounded out to Michigan's second baseman up the middle and Ashley struck out swinging.
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Heading into B4 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

3. Obertop
4. Mazur
5. Sems
 

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B4:

Michigan strands two runners on base and one in scoring position.

Obertop struck out swinging and then Mazur walked. Sems reached on a fielding error by Houston to put runners on first and second. However, Burton popped out to shortstop and Flores flied out to right-center.
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Heading into T5 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

2. Toetz
3. Richardson
4. Barr
 
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T5:

Toetz grounded out to third base down the line and then Richardson grounded out to first base unassisted. Barr walked but was thrown out at second.
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Heading into B5 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

8. Bertram
9. Bullock
1. Molfetta
 

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B5:

Michigan goes down 1-2-3.

Bertram and Bullock struck out looking. Molfetta then flied out to right field for the final out.
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Heading into T6 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:


5. Colopy
6. Fougerousse
7. Jessee
 

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T6:

LHP Logan Wood replaced RHP Cameron Weston

Indiana goes down 1-2-3.

Colopy grounded out to short, Fougerousse struck out swinging and pinch hitter Skrine also struck out swinging for the final out.
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Heading into B6 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:


2. Elliott
3. Obertop
4. Mazur
 

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B6:

Michigan goes down in order again.

Elliott flied out to left-center, Obertop flied out to center field and Mazur grounded out to Toetz toward the middle.
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Heading into T7 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

8. Hopkins
9. Houston
1. Ashley
 

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Brown has been pitching well and he is up to 88 pitches. The 7th may be his last inning on the mound, but I'm hoping that he can make it into the 8th.
 
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T7:

Indiana takes a 7-0 lead.

Hopkins grounded out to third base and Houston struck out looking. Ashley then reached first on a bunt single to first base and moved to third after Toetz singled through the right side. Next up to bat, Richardson blasted a three-run home run over the right-field wall to extend the lead to 7-0.

Barr doubled to left field and then Colopy grounded out to third base for the final out of the frame.
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Heading into B7 --> Indiana leads 7-0.

Due Up:

5. Sems
6. Burton
7. Flores
 
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B7:

Michigan makes it a 7-5 ballgame.

Sems singled through the left side and went to second on a wild pitch. Burton walked to put runners on first and second. Flores then doubled to center field and Sems scored to cut the deficit to 7-1. Burton went to third on the double.

RHP John Modugno replaced RHP McCade Brown.

Pinch hitter Rodgers struck out swinging for the first out. Pinch hitter Zimmerman then walked, which loaded up the bases. Molfetta singled to center field and Burton scored to make it 7-2. Elliott then singled to center field and Flores scored to make it 7-3. Obertop also singled to center field and Zimmerman and Molfetta scored to make it 7-5. Mazur then struck out looking for the second out of the inning.

RHP Matt Litwicki replaces RHP John Modugno.

Sems grounded out to Litwicki for the final out of the inning.
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Heading into T8 --> Indiana leads 7-5.

Due Up:

6. Fougerousse
7. Skrine
8. Hopkins
 

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In an understatement, those three runs scored in the top of the 7th were huge. I thought we were going to cruise from that point on, but it was not to be.
 

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NW is holding on to a slim 3-2 lead over Nebraska in the bottom of the 5th.
 

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T8: Mid-Inning Update

RHP Joe Pace replaced LHP Logan Wood

Fougerousse singled to shortstop and moved to second after pinch hitter Vercrumba grounded out to second. Fougerousse moved to third on a balk and then Hopkins walked, which put runners on the corners. Two more consecutive walks to Houston and Ashley, respectively, scored Fougerousse from third to extend the lead to 8-5.

RHP Willie Weiss replaced RHP Joe Pace

A pitch hit Toetz and Hopkins scored to make it 9-5. Richardson then walked and Houston scored to extend the lead to 10-5. Next up to bat, Barr singled through the left side and Ashley scored to make it 11-5.

RHP Blake Beers replaced RHP Willie Weiss
 
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T8:

Colopy struck out swinging for the second out, but Fougerousse singled up the middle and Toetz and Richardson scored to make it 13-5. Barr moved to second, but Vercrumba struck out swinging for the final out.
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Heading into BB --> Indiana leads 13-5.

Due Up:

6. Burton
7. Flores
8. Rodgers
 
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B8:

Michigan cuts the deficit to 13-8.

Burton doubled down the left-field line and then Flores struck out swinging. Rodgers then singled to center field and Burton moved to third. Zimmerman struck out swinging for the second out, but Molfetta doubled down the right-field line and Burton scored to make it 13-6. Elliott then singled and Rodgers scored to make it 13-7. Obertop then singled through the left side and Molfetta scored to make it 13-8. However, Mazur hit a ground ball to Houston, who flipped to Toetz for the final out of the inning.
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Heading into T9 --> Indiana leads 13-8.

Due Up:

8. Hopkins
9. Houston
1. Ashley
 

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T9:

Indiana goes down 1-2-3.

Hopkins grounded out to Michigan's shortstop up the middle, Houston grounded out to third and Ashley flied out to left field.
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Heading into T9 --> Indiana leads 13-8.

Due Up:

5. Sems
6. Burton
7. Flores
 

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Not a good showing by our bullpen today. Both Modugno and Litwicki have been charged with a combined five runs. Modugno faced six batters and allowed three hits, giving up two earned runs, while Litwicki faced nine batters and gave up five hits to include two doubles, and has been charged with three earned runs. Fortunately for us, UM's bullpen has been worse.
 

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NW pitching fell apart in the B7th as Neb scored six runs in that inning to take a 8-5 lead with NW batting in the T8th, so things don't look good for us pulling back into 1st place.
 
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B9:

RHP Braydon Tucker replaced RHP Matt Litwicki



Michigan goes down 1-2-3.

Sems lined out to center field and Richardson made a great diving play for the first out. Burton then flied out to left and Flores flied out to left-center for the final out of the game.

What a long game! About 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Indiana wins game two 13-8 and splits the series with Michigan. Rubber match tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.

Next up, the Preakness Stakes later today.
 
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Tomorrow's game is on ESPN2 at 1 pm (ET). I really like our chances in that game with Bierman on the mound going against their #3 pitcher, which would make for a successful weekend.
 
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B9:

RHP Braydon Tucker replaced RHP Matt Litwicki


Michigan goes down 1-2-3.

Sems lined out to center field and Richardson made a great diving play for the first out. Burton then flied out to left and Flores flied out to left-center for the final out of the game.

What a long game! About 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Indiana wins game two 13-8 and splits the series with Michigan. Rubber match tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.

Next up, the Preakness Stakes later today.
A ton of pitching changes along with quite a few hits by both teams make for long games, but it's okay with me as long as the good guys come out on top.
 
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