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

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Starting Lineups:

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

SP: RHP McCade Brown

NU:

1. RF Joe Acker
2. CF Jaxon Hallmark
3. SS S. Schwellenbach
4. C Luke Roskam
5. 3B Max Anderson
6. DH Cam Chick
7. LF Mojo Hagge
8. 2B Brice Matthews
9. 1B Efry Cervantes

SP: RHP Chance Hroch
 

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Not the best of starts, giving up 2 hits including a double and an earned run, but it could have been worse.
 

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For the second night in a row, the game preceding ours on ESPNU goes into extra innings. It's softball and this could go on for a long time.
 

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T1:

Nebraska takes a 1-0 lead.

Acker struck out looking and then Hallmark singled up the middle. Next up to bat, Schwellenbach doubled to right-center and Hallmark scored to give NU a 1-0 lead. Roskam then grounded out to first base unassisted and Schwellenbach moved to third. However, Anderson struck out looking for the final out.
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Heading into B1 --> Nebraska leads 1-0.

Due Up:

1. Houston
2. Toetz
3. Richardson
 

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B1:

Indiana is retired in order.

Houston grounded out to third and both Toetz and Richardson struck out looking in that order.

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Heading into T2 --> Nebraska leads 1-0.

Due Up:

6. Chick
7. Hagge
8. Matthews
 

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For the second night in a row, the game preceding ours on ESPNU goes into extra innings. It's softball and this could go on for a long time.
I missed the top of the first on TV and was following along on statbroadcast. Were you watching the top of the first? Can you confirm what I wrote is correct?
 

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T2:

Nebraska adds another to make it 2-0.

Chick struck out swinging for the first out. Hagge then singled up the middle but was caught stealing for the second out. Next up to bat, Matthews drove a ball to deep left field that cleared the bullpen for a solo home run, extending the lead to 2-0.

A pitch then hit Cervantes on the helmet and he moved to second after Acker walked. However, Cervantes took an aggressive secondary lead after one pitch and Hopkins took advantage, firing to second base to pick off Cervantes for the final out.
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Heading into B2 --> Nebraska leads 2-0.

Due Up:

4. Barr
5. Colopy
6. Fougerousse
 

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Wow, let's hope that Brown settles down. It's a good thing that the 2-out homer was a solo.
 

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B2:

Indiana is retired in order again.

Barr and Colopy struck out looking in that order for the first two outs. Fougerousse then grounded out to third base.
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Heading into T3 --> Nebraska leads 2-0.

Due Up:

2. Hallmark
3. Scwellenbach
4. Roskam
 

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Okay, the Husker pitcher does not have a low ERA and does not strike out a lot of hitters, but so far we've treated him like he's Bob Gibson with no hits so far and four Ks. We just put a runner on 3rd with one out after a wild pitch by Brown.
 

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T3:

Nebraska strands a runner in scoring position.

Hallmark singled through the left side and went to second on a wild pitch. Schwellenbach then grounded out to short and Hallmark went to third. However, Roskam and Anderson struck out swinging to end the frame.
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Heading into B3 --> Nebraska leads 2-0.

Due Up:


7. Ashley
8. Hopkins
9. Espalin
 

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T3:

Nebraska strands a runner in scoring position.

Hallmark singled through the left side and went to second on a wild pitch. Schwellenbach then grounded out to short and Hallmark went to third. However, Roskam and Anderson struck out swinging to end the frame.
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Heading into B3 --> Nebraska leads 2-0.

Due Up:


7. Ashley
8. Hopkins
9. Espalin
Hopefully it's a positive that Brown was able to pitch out of that situation. Maybe he will get stronger as the game goes on.
 

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B3:

Ashley flied out to right-center and Hopkins popped out to shortstop for the first two outs. Espalin then singled to center field, the first hit and baserunner of the game for IU. However, Houston bunted back to the pitcher and was thrown out at first.
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Heading into T4 --> Nebraska leads 2-0.

Due Up:


6. Chick
7. Hagge
8. Matthews
 

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T4:

Nebraska strands one runner in scoring position.

Chick drew a leadoff walk and moved to second after Hagge laid down a sacrifice bunt and was tagged out. Matthews then struck out looking and Cervantes struck out swinging.
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Heading into B4 --> Nebraska leads 2-0.

Due Up:

2. Toetz
3. Richardson
4. Barr
 

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B4:

Indiana strands two runners on.

Toetz struck out swinging for the first out. Richardson then singled through the right side and a pitch hit Barr to put runners on first and second. However, Colopy grounded into an inning-ending double play.
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Heading into T5 --> Nebraska leads 2-0.

Due Up:

1. Acker
2. Hallmark
3. Scwellenbach
 

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T5:

A pitch hit Acker and then Hallmark bunted down the first baseline. Hopkins made an overthrow to first base, but Hallmark was out on interference and Acker was forced to remain at first.

Acker then stole second. Schwellenbach swung at a pitch on a full count and the home plate umpire initially said that Hopkins did not hang out for the strikeout. However, the umpires convened and Schwellenback was ruled out.

Roskam walked to put runners on first and second, but Anderson fouled out to Hopkins for the final out.
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Heading into B5 --> Nebraska leads 2-0.

Due Up:

6. Fougerousse
7. Ashley
8. Hopkins
 

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The only positive in the bottom five were two competitive ab by Ashley and Hopkins
And at least we have the top of the order to start our half of the 6th, although they haven't done much either against a Neb pitcher with so-so stats coming in.
 

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We should have had him at the plate. We just don't have much going for us in this game so far.
 

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B5:

Fougerousse struck out swinging and Ashley lined out to left field for the first two outs. A pitch hit Hopkins, but Espalin flied out to right field to end the inning.
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Heading into T6 --> Nebraska leads 2-0.

Due Up:


6. Chick
7. Hagge
8. Matthews
 

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T6:

LHP Braden Scott replaced RHP McCade Brown

Nebraska scores one and makes it 3-0.

Chick struck out looking and then Hagge singled to shortstop. Next up to bat, Matthews tripled down the right-field line and Hagge scored to extend the lead to 3-0.

Cervantes then bunted out to Hopkins, who threw to third to double up Matthews at third to end the inning.
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Heading into B6 --> Nebraska leads 3-0.

Due Up:

1. Houston
2. Toetz
3. Richardson
 

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B6:

Houston drew a leadoff walk and then Toetz reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop and Houston was out at second. Next up to bat, Richardson lined out to third and Toetz was doubled up at first base to end the inning.
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Heading into T7 --> Nebraska leads 3-0.

Due Up:


1. Acker
2. Hallmark
3. Schwellenbach
 

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T7:

RHP John Modugno replaced LHP Braden Scott

Nebraska goes down 1-2-3.

Acker and Hallmark struck out swinging for the first two outs. Schwellenbach then grounded out to shortstop for the final out. Houston made a great play, ranging to his right while coming in and firing to first on the run.
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Heading into B7 --> Nebraska leads 3-0.

Due Up:

4. Barr
5. Colopy
6. Fougerousse
 

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B7:

Indiana is retired in order.

Barr struck out swinging and both Colopy and Fougerousse grounded out to short.
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Heading into T8 --> Nebraska leads 3-0.

Due Up:

4. Roskam
5. Anderson
6. Chick
 

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We’ve gone from a Top 20 team, to likely not making the tournament!
 

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T8:

RHP Connor Manous replaced RHP John Modugno

Roskam and Anderson struck out swinging for the first two outs. Chick then walked, but Hagge struck out swinging for the final out.
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Heading into B8 --> Nebraska leads 3-0.

Due Up:

7. Ashley
8. Hopkins
9. Espalin
 

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We’ve gone from a Top 20 team, to likely not making the tournament!
We've got two innings at the plate to try and do something, but the way we look at the plate, the 3-0 lead might as well be 10-0. We have made a pitcher with average numbers coming in look like a #1 pick in the MLB draft. We were not competitive against Michigan, and we are on are way to finishing our season series with Neb at 1-3. This is really depressing the way the team seems to have regressed, especially in the hitting department, and again it may be a case of not being able to compete against the best in the conference.
 
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B8:

Indiana goes down in order.

Ashley grounded out to shortstop and then both Hopkins and Espalin struck out swinging.
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Heading into T9 --> Nebraska leads 3-0.

Due Up:

8. Matthews
9. Steil
1. Acker
 

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Hroch is at 113 pitches, but is back on the mound for the 9th and why not. I think that he could be at 200 pitches with his arm about to fall off, and we wouldn't be able to do anything at the plate.
 
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T9:

Nebraska goes down in order.

Matthews fouled out to third base and Steil grounded out to shortstop for the first two outs. Houston made a great diving stop at shortstop before firing to first for the second out. Acker then struck out swinging for the final out.
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Heading into B9 --> Nebraska leads 3-0.

Last chance for IU.

Due Up:


1. Houston
2. Toetz
3. Richardson
 

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Well, at least we ruined Hroch's shutout, but it was about the only thing we did today. Now we have to take two from OSU and they dominated us in Columbus, so I'm not optimistic about it. This game says far more about us than it does Nebraska.
 

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B9:

Houston struck out swinging and Toetz grounded out to shortstop. Richardson then hit a solo home run to centerfield, cutting the deficit to 3-1. However, Barr grounded out to third base to end the game.

Nebraska wins 3-1 and sweeps IU.
 

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Not as good as we thought. Hooting was hot streak but slumping at wrong time. Even though we had (I think) 11 hits last night, when as Barr’s and Ashley and toetz’s last hit?
 

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Now it's going take a near miracle to finish in the top 4. Again, it's no fluke. That many B10 teams are better than us this year.
 

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Now it's going take a near miracle to finish in the top 4. Again, it's no fluke. That many B10 teams are better than us this year.
I wouldn't go quite so far as to say many, but we have struggled against the ones at or near the top. MD has split with Michigan in the two games so far in that series, and they probably see the final three games at home against IU as their stepping stone to the field of 64, and they have been a hot team. We do not have a B1G tournament to bail us out, so our season is on the threshold of ending in MD with no post-season. If somehow we can finish strong over the last five games, maybe we can get there, but I sure wouldn't want to bet the farm on that.