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

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Starting Lineups:

IU: (Home)


1. LF Drew Ashley
2. 2B Paul Toetz
3. CF Grant Richardson
4. 3B Cole Barr
5. RF Morgan Colopy
6. DH Ethan Vercrumba
7. C Collin Hopkins
8. 1B Jordan Fucci
9. SS Jeremy Houston

SP: RHP Gabe Bierman

NU: (Away)

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: RHP Shay Schanaman
 
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T1:

Nebraska is retired in order.

Acker lined out to shortstop, Hallmark grounded out to shortstop and Schwellenbach struck out swinging.
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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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B1:

Indiana bats around and takes a 4-0 lead.

Ashley singled through the right side, Toetz singled to right and Richardson singled to left, which loaded up the bases. Barr then singled to right and Ashley and Toetz scored to give IU a 2-0 lead. Richardson moved to second base on the single.

Colopy then struck out swinging, but Vercrumba singled through the right side and Richardson scored to extend the lead to 3-0. Hopkins followed suit and singled through the left side, scoring Barr to extend the lead to 4-0.

Fucci then struck out swinging for the second out of the inning. Houston then walked, which loaded up the bases with two outs. Ashley then grounded out to third base to end the frame.
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Heading into T2 --> Indiana leads 4-0

Due Up:

4. Chick
5. Anderson
6. Roskam
 
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T2:

Bierman has another 1-2-3 inning. (Roskam's single means Bierman necessarily didn't retire him, but it's 1-2-3 in the sense of the inning.)

Chick struck out swinging and Anderson flied out to right field. Roskam then singled to right-center but was thrown out at second base for the final out.

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Heading into B2 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

2. Toetz
3. Richardson
4. Barr
 
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B2:

Toetz drew a leadoff walk, but then Richardson grounded into a 5-4-3 double play. Barr then grounded out to shortstop for the final out.
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Heading into T3 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

7. Everitt
8. Hagge
9. Steil
 

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T3:

Another 1-2-3 inning for Bierman. 9 up - 9 down.

Everitt grounded out to short, Hagge lined out to first base and Steil struck out swinging.
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Heading into B3 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

5. Colopy
6. Vercrumba
7. Hopkins
 

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B3:

Indiana goes 1-2-3 as Schanaman retires five in a row.

Colopy grounded out to the pitcher, Vercrumba bunted and was thrown out and Hopkins flied out to left field.
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Heading into T4 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

1. Acker
2. Hallmark
3. Schwellenbach
 

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T4:

Another 1-2-3 inning.

Acker grounded out to second, Hallmark grounded out to short and Schwellenbach struck out swinging.
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Heading into B4 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

8. Fucci
9. Houston
1. Ashley
 
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B4:

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

Fucci grounded to second and then Houston walked. A pitch hit Ashley, putting two runners on, but Toetz grounded into a 4-3 inning-ending double play.
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Heading into T5 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

4. Chick
5. Anderson
6. Roskam
 

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T5:

Chick and Anderson went down singing for the first two outs. Roskam walked, but then Everitt lined out to left field to end the frame.
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Heading into B5 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

3. Richardson
4. Barr
5. Colopy
 

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B5:

Richardson walked and then moved to third after two consecutive wild pitches. Barr then flied out to center and Colopy struck out swinging for the second out. A pitch then hit Vercrumba, but Hopkins flied out to left.
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Heading into T6 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

8. Hagge
9. Steil
1. Acker
 

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T6:

Nebraska is retired in order.

Hagge grounded out to second, Steil struck out looking and Acker hit a fly ball to right, but Colopy made a diving catch.
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Heading into B6 --> Indiana leads 4-0.

Due Up:

8. Fucci
9. Houston
1. Ashley
 

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B6:

LHP Ethan Bradford replaced RHP Shay Schanaman

Fucci struck out swinging and then Houston walked. Ashley grounded out to short and Houston advanced into scoring position, but Toetz grounded out to second to end the inning.
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Heading into T7 --> Indiana leads 4-0

Due Up:

2. Hallmark
3. Schwellenbach
4. Chick
 

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T7:

Nebraska scores one and cuts the lead to 4-1.

Hallmark bunted down the third baseline for a single and moved to second on a throwing error by C Collin Hopkins. Schwellenbach then grounded to shortstop and Hallmark moved to third. Chick then hit a comebacker to Bierman and was safe at first. Hallmark scored on the play to make it 4-1. Chick moved to second on a groundout by Anderson, but Roskam struck out looking to end the frame.
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Heading into B7 --> Indiana leads 4-1.

Due Up:

3. Richardson
4. Barr
5. Colopy
 
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B7:

Richardson singled up the middle and moved to second on a wild pitch. Barr then flied out to center, but Colopy walked to put two runners on. Vercrumba grounded into a 6-3 inning-ending double play.
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Heading into T8 --> Indiana leads 4-1.

Due Up:

7. Everitt
8. Hagge
9. Steil
 

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T8:

1-2-3 inning for Bierman.

Everitt struck out swinging, Hagge grounded out to first unassisted and pinch hitter Logan Foster grounded out to third.
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Heading into B8 --> Indiana leads 4-1.

Due Up:

7. Hopkins
8. Fucci
9. Houston
 

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B8:

RHP T. Kissack replaced LHP Ethan Bradford

Hopkins struck out looking, but both Fucci and Houston walked, which put two runners on base.

RHP Cam Wynne replaced RHP T. Kissack

Ashley then lined out to shortstop and Fucci was doubled up at second.
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Heading into T9 --> Indiana leads 4-1.

Bierman is on the hill for the 9th.

Due Up:


1. Acker
2. Hallmark
3. Schwellenbach
 

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T9:

Acker struck out looking and then Hallmark homered to left field to cut Indiana's lead in half 4-2. Schwellenbach then struck out swinging and a pitch hit Chick to put a runner on. Anderson then grounded out to shortstop to end the game.

Indiana wins the series finale 4-2 and splits the series with Nebraska. Good win.
 

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We win the weekend series (it was a pod, but I consider it a series) taking 3 of 4 games from the Huskers and Rutgers. Great pitching performance by Bierman with a complete game and giving up just one earned run which was the dinger in the 9th, while also striking out 11. Since we split with Neb over the weekend, I believe I would rather see Rutgers win the next game against the Huskers. In addition to the second game of the day, Neb and Rutgers still have a game scheduled for Monday.
 
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That certainly put us in a bad spot. What an unfair schedule.

Makes 3 of 4 even better.
The home team in the pod had four games stretched out over four days, while IU and Neb had to play double-headers on Sat and Sun. So, I guess you could say the schedule for the pod series favored Rutgers, especially with the pitching situation.
 
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Really happy for Gabe. Stud performance. And 3 of 4 in a freaking pod that is stacked against us is a good weekend.
 

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