Live Game Thread: Indiana vs. Nebraska | Game 1 |

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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 Jordan Fucci
7. DH Bobby Whalen
8. C Jacob Southern
9. SS Tank Espalin

SP: RHP John Modugno

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1. RF Joe Acker
2. CF Jaxon Hallmark
3. SS S. Schwellenbach
4. 2B Cam Chick
5. DH Max Anderson
6. 3B Luke Roskam
7. C Griffin Everitt
8. LF Mojo Hagge
9. 1B Jack Steil

SP: LHP Cade Povich
 

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T1:

Indiana is retired in order as Povich strikes out the side.

Ashley struck out looking, Toetz struck out looking and Richardson struck out swinging.
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Heading into B1 --> The game is tied 0-0.

Due Up:


1. Acker
2. Hallmark
3. Schwellenbach
 

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B1:

Acker struck out looking and then Hallmark reached on a throwing error by IU SS Espalin. Next up to bat, Schwellenbach was charged with interference for the second out when Hallmark attempted to steal second. Hallmark then successfully stole second base, but Chick grounded out to second to end the inning.
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Heading into T2 --> The game is tied 0-0.

Due Up:

4. Barr
5. Colopy
6. Fucci
 

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T2:

Barr and Colopy struck out swinging for the first two outs. Fucci then walked, but Whalen struck out swinging to end the frame.
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Heading into B2 --> The game is tied 0-0.

Due Up:

5. Anderson
6. Roskam
7. Everitt
 

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My goodness, we aren't even out of the 2nd inning yet and Espalin already has two charged errors. Give me a break!
 
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B2:

Nebraska takes a 2-0 lead.

Anderson singled to third base and moved to second after Roskam reached on a fielding error by IU SS Espalin. Everitt then laid down a sac bunt and both runners advanced to second and third, respectively. Next up to bat, Hagge grounded out to short and Anderson scored to give Nebraska a 1-0 lead. Roskam later scored on a double down the line by Steil to extend the lead to 2-0.

A pitch then hit Acker to put runners on first and second, but Hallmark lined out to third base to end the inning.
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Heading into T3 --> Nebraska leads 2-0.

Due Up:

8. Southern
9. Espalin
1. Ashley
 

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T3:

IU strands a runner in scoring position.

Southern led off and fouled out to the catcher. Espalin then walked. Next up to bat, Ashley hit a ground ball to third and Espalin was thrown out trying to move to second. However, the Cornhuskers failed to turn the double play as NU 2B Chich committed a throwing error to first base, allowing Ashley to move to second. However, Toetz struck out swinging to end the frame.
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Heading into B3 --> Nebraska leads 2-0.

Due Up:

3. Schwellenbac
4. Chick
5. Anderson
 
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B3:

Nebraska goes down 1-2-3.

Schwellenbac struck out swinging and then Chick hit a ball that got by Espalin (no error) but was thrown out trying to extend the single into a double. Anderson then struck out swinging to end the inning.
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Heading into T4 --> Nebraska leads 2-0.

Due Up:

3. Richardson
4. Barr
5. Colopy
 
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T4:

Indiana scores and cuts the deficit to 2-1.

Richardson flied out to centerfield, but Barr hit a solo home run to right-center to cut Nebraska's lead in half 2-1. Colopy then walked but Fucci struck out looking and Whalen struck out swinging.
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Heading into B4 --> Nebraska leads 2-1.

Due Up:

6. Roskam
7. Everitt
8. Hagge
 

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B4:

| Houston to SS for Espalin |

Roskam grounded out to second base and then Everitt walked. Everitt stole second and moved to third after Hagge hit a ground ball to first base and beat the throw to put runners on the corners.

Hagge was caught stealing at first, but a poor throw led to a failed pickoff attempt and Everitt scored from third to extend the lead to 3-1. Hagge moved to third on the error. Next up to bat, Steil laid down a sacrifice squeeze bunt and Hagge scored from third to extend the lead to 4-1.

Acker reached on a fielding error by IU SS Houston, stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch. Hallmark then walked to put runners on the corners with two outs. Hallmark stole second to put two runners in scoring position, but Schwellenbac struck out swinging to end the inning.
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Heading into T5 --> Nebraska leads 4-1.

Due Up:

8. Southern
9. Houston
1. Ashley
 

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WEATHER UPDATE:

It seems as if the game may go to a delay. Both coaches, along with the umpires, are talking and there are no players on the field.
 

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Through 3.5 innings, we already have four errors in the game. All four of the Huskers runs are of the unearned variety. Espalin had two errors in the first two innings and then was replaced by Houston who didn't take long to commit another error. The schedule didn't favor us today. We go 11 innings with Rutgers and then we have to turn around and play a well-rested Nebraska team who has their #1 starter on the mound. Nebraska faces playing two tomorrow while the host school in Rutgers has four games stretched out over four days, since they play Neb on Sunday and then again on Monday.
 

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Through 3.5 innings, we already have four errors in the game. All four of the Huskers runs are of the unearned variety. Espalin had two errors in the first two innings and then was replaced by Houston who didn't take long to commit another error. The schedule didn't favor us today. We go 11 innings with Rutgers and then we have to turn around and play a well-rested Nebraska team who has their #1 starter on the mound. Nebraska faces playing two tomorrow while the host school in Rutgers has four games stretched out over four days, since they play Neb on Sunday and then again on Monday.
I will say, though, that the conditions are not the best for fielding. But Nebraska did put a ton of pressure on Indiana's defense with aggressive baserunning and bunting.
 

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It's astonishing to me we can't find a decent defensive shortstop. I love the fact that Epsalin got on base all 5 times yesterday, but damn.
 
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Set up does not favor us today. Going 11 and then facing a well rested #1. What ever. I'm not losing sleep regardless of outcome. I will say I'd love to kick their ass but we are at a disadvantage today. Get some playing time for some of the guys and have fun. Go Hoosiers!
 
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Would like to note Cade Povich has been taken out of the game and NU's reliever just allowed back-to-back walks.
 

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Terrible bunt by Ashley Drew. (That’s what the idiot kid BIG announcers keep calling him)
 

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It seems the rain delay is what the doctor ordered. It seems we have settled down, at least early on after the delay. Two homers by Barr today so far.
 

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It seems the rain delay is what the doctor ordered. It seems we have settled down, at least early on after the delay. Two homers by Barr today so far.
I might add that the bullpen failed the Huskers bigtime in getting swept by Rutgers last weekend. So things are looking up in that area for us.
 

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T5:

RHP Koty Frank replaced RHP Cade Povich

Southern and Houston walked to put runners on first and second. Ashley then bunted towards third, but Southern was thrown out on the force at third. Ashley reached on the fielder's choice. Toetz then walked to load up the bases and next up to bat, Richardson hit a sac fly into center and Houston scored to cut Nebraska's lead in half 4-2.

"Here comes the pitch; Barr drives one! Deep center field! And it's Outta here! Outta here! Cole Barr gives Indiana a 5-4 lead on a home run to center!


Colopy grounded out to short to end the frame.
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Heading into B5 --> Indiana leads 5-4.

Due Up:

4. Chick
5. Anderson
6. Roskam
 

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B5:

RHP Nathan Stahl replaced RHP John Modugno | Hopkins to C for Southern |

Nebraska is retired in order.

Chick popped out to third and Anderson grounded out to third. Roskam then hit a deep fly ball to left-center, but Richardson leaped and robbed the home run to preserve the lead.
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Heading into T6 --> Indiana leads 5-4

Due Up:


6. Fucci
7. Whalen
8. Hopkins
 

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T6:

LHP J. Bunz replaces RHP Koty Frank

Fucci lined out to short and pinch-hitter Murrison fouled out to NU 2B Chich down the right-field line. Hopkins drew a two-out walk, but Houston flied out to right field to end the frame.
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Heading into B6 --> Indiana leads 5-4

Due Up:

7. Everitt
8. Hagge
9. Steil
 

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B6:

Nebraska is retired in order.

Everitt hit a soft ground ball to third and Barr barehanded it before firing to first for the out. Hagge then flied out to right field and Steil struck out swinging.
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Heading into T7 --> Indiana leads 5-4.

Due Up:

1. Ashley
2. Toetz
3. Richardson
 

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T7:

IU goes down in order.

Ashley struck out swinging, Toetz grounded out to second and Richardson also grounded out to second base.
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Heading into B7 --> Indiana leads 5-4

Due Up:

1. Acker
2. Hallmark
3. Schwellenbac
 

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B7:

RHP Braydon Tucker replaced RHP Nathan Stahl

Nebraska scores two and takes the lead.

Acker drew a leadoff walk. Hallmark then bunted down the first baseline and Tucker committed a throwing error to an empty first base. Acker went to third on the error and Hallmark advanced to second.

Schwellenbac then singled through the left side and Acker scored to tie the game 5-5. Hallmark moved to third on the single and Schwellenbac stole second to put two runners in scoring position.

Chick struck out swinging, but Anderson grounded out to third and Hallmark scored to give Nebraska a 6-5 lead. Roskam then grounded out to third to end the inning.
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Heading into T8 --> Nebraska leads 6-5.

Due Up:

4. Barr
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6. Fucci
 
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T8:

Indiana ties the game.

Barr lined out to third base and then Colopy walked. Fucci then hit a ground ball to NU SS up the middle, who flipped to second and Colopy was out. Fucci reached on the fielder's choice.

RHP Schwellenbac replaces LHP J. Bunz

Pinch hitter Vercrumba doubled down the right-field line and Fucci moved to third to put two runners in scoring position. Hopkins and Houston walked, which brought in Fucci to tie the game 6-6. Ashley then grounded out to the pitcher to end the frame.
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Heading into B8 --> The game is tied 6-6.

Due Up:

7. Everitt
8. Hagge
9. Steil
 
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B8:

Everitt struck out looking and Hagge grounded out to second for the second out. A pitch then hit Steil, but Acker struck out swinging to end the inning.
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Heading into T9 --> The game is tied 6-6.

Due Up:

2. Toetz
3. Richardson
4. Barr
 
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T9:

Indiana is retired in order.

Toetz struck out looking, Richardson struck out swinging and Barr grounded out to the pitcher.
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Heading into B9 --> The game is tied 6-6.

Due Up:

2. Hallmark
3. Schwellenbac
4 Chick
 

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B9:

RHP Reese Sharp replaced RHP Braydon Tucker

Nebraska walks it off in the ninth.

Hallmark struck out swinging and then Schwellenbac walked. Chick then grounded to third on a check swing and beat the throw at third. Schwellenbac moved to third on the single and later scored after pinch hitter Hellstrom hit a ground ball to second base.

Nebraska takes the series opener 7-6 on a walk-off.
 

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Disappointing game. I just wish our first game of the season with the Huskers was under better circumstances after having to face a fresh team after just playing an eleven inning game. It's an excuse, but a legitimate one. We had our chances, but those four unearned runs Neb scored early in the game really hurt. A walk to the pitcher who scored the winning run, sure didn't help. We have another shot at them tomorrow with Bierman on the mound, I assume.
 
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Disappointing game. I just wish our first game of the season with the Huskers was under better circumstances after having to face a fresh team after just playing an eleven inning game. It's an excuse, but a legitimate one. We had our chances, but those four unearned runs Neb scored early in the game really hurt. A walk to the pitcher who scored the winning run, sure didn't help. We have another shot at them tomorrow with Bierman on the mound, I assume.
Rediculous circumstances.
 

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I might add that with it being a four-game series for us, we didn't start our normal third starter in Bierman, who has been our most consistent starter of late. I assume he will be on the mound tomorrow.
 
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