Michigan at Indiana, Game 1, Live at Sembower

UPDATE, Middle of the Tenth Inning

Michigan not only took the lead in the 10th but probably put the game away. First baseman Mike Dufek had a two-run single, then designated hitter Garret Stephens hit a rand slam to give Michigan a 16-10 lead.

UPDATE, End of Ninth Inning

Michael Earley tried to end it all on one swing of the bat and one daring run. The Indiana right fielder hit a liner into center field that dove right in front of Michigan center fielder Patrick Biondi and rolled all the way to the fence. Earley tripped at first base but kept running all the way around the bases, but was thrown out at home. That was the final out of the inning, and the two teams go to the 10th tied 10-10.

UPDATE, Middle of Ninth Inning

Right-hander Jerry Kleman and left-hander Jerrud Sabourin combined to get Indiana through the top of the ninth unscathed. Kleman started the inning, then Sabourin came off first base to face one batter with Kleman taking first. The two flipped after Sabourin struck out a hitter and Kleman got Michigan left fielder Mike Kittle to strike out to end the inning with runners on first and second. The score is 10-10, and Indiana has Sabourin, left fielder Alex Dickerson and right fielder Michael Early batting in the bottom of the ninth.

UPDATE, End of Eighth Inning

Pinch hitter Blake Monar, who was expected to be Indiana’s No. 1 starter, singled in third baseman Micah Johnson to tie the game 10-10 heading into the ninth inning. Right-hander Jerry Kleman comes in relief of Chris Squires.

UPDATE, Middle of Eighth Inning

The Michigan comeback is complete. Shortstop Derek Dennis and second baseman Anthony Toth both had RBI singles to give Michigan a 10-9 lead going into the bottom of the eighth inning. Toth’s single hit hard of IU pitcher Chris Squires’ glove, but it got past shortstop Michael Basil into the outfield to score a Dennis from second base.

UPDATE, End of Seventh Inning

Burgoon got Indiana catcher Dylan Swift to fly to center field to end the inning.

UPDATE, Pitching change, Bottom of the Seventh Inning

Michigan brings in right-hander Tyler Burgoon to replace left-hander Eric Katzman, who came in at the beginning of the inning. IU has runners on first and second.

UPDATE, Middle of Seventh Inning

Chris Squires second attempt to get out of a bases-loaded jam didn’t go as well as the first. Left fielder Mike Kittle, the first batter he faced, lined one off Squires’ foot. The ball rolled over to first baseman Jerrud Sabourin, but not fast enough to allow the Hoosiers to get an out and scoring first baseman Mike Dufek. Squires was never the same after that. Michigan shortstop Derek Dennis lined a two-run single up the middle then second baseman Anthony Toth flared another two-run single to center to give the Wolverines five runs in the inning and cut the Indiana lead to 9-8.

UPDATE, Pitching Change, Top of The Seventh Inning

So this is a new one.

After Squires got out of the last inning, Tracy Smith replaced him with reliever Mike McKinley. However, just in case IU got in a jam, he kept Squires in the game and put him in center field.

On the first pitch of the inning, Michigan first baseman Mike Dufek hit a high pop-up to center field that Squires misread. Dufek ended up with a double. McKinley hit the next batter then walked the batter after that. So Smith went for a reliever. Squires.

Now to see if he can get out of back-to-back bases loaded jams.

UPDATE, End of the Sixth Inning

Indiana loaded the bases, but Michigan reliever Matt Gerbe got IU center fielder Brian Lambert out swinging to end the inning.

UPDATE, Middle of the Sixth Inning

Chris Squires did exactly what he was called on to do, striking out both batters he faced to leave the bases loaded. Indiana still leads 9-3.

UPDATE, Pitching Change, Top of Sixth Inning

After retiring three of the first four batters he faced, Mike McKinley loaded the bases and has been pulled for IU closer Chris Squires. Obviously it’s an early move, but Michigan has a chance to get back into this one quickly.

UPDATE, End of Fifth Inning

Indiana tacked on another run in the fifth to go up 9-3. Second baseman Tyler Rogers led off the inning with high chopper out to left that he turned into a double. Two batters later, he scored on an RBI groundout by center fielder Brian Lambert.

UPDATE, Middle of Fifth Inning

Mike McKinley got both of the hitters he faced out to get Indiana out of the fifth unscathed. The Hoosiers still lead 8-3

UPDATE, Pitching change, Top of Fifth Inning

Indiana brought Mike McKinley in for walker Stadler with runners on first and second and one out. Stadler had four strikeouts and gave up three runs on eight hits in the first four innings. He had thrown 83 pitches. IU still leads 8-3.

UPDATE, End of the Fourth Inning

Designated hitter Josh Lyon had a one-out single, but Indiana was held off the scoreboard for the first inning of the game. Indiana still leads 8-3.

UPDATE, Middle of the Fourth Inning

IU pitcher Walker Stadler walked a batter, but retired the other three he faced in the fourth, picking up his fourth strikeout of the game. IU still up 8-3.

UPDATE, End of Third Inning

Indiana added another run in the third when second baseman Tyler Rogers came home to score on a wild pitch. IU now leads 8-3.

UPDATE, Pitching Change, Bottom of Third Inning

Michigan is bringing in right-hander Matt Gerbe for starter Alan Oaks. Oaks gave up an RBI double to Indiana second baseman Tyler Rogers, giving the Hooisers a 7-3 lead. Gerbe enters with one out and a runner on second. Oaks threw 79 pitches in just 2 1/3 innings.

UPDATE, Middle of Third Inning

Michigan center fielder Patrick Biondi led off the inning with a triple, then cored on a single by second baseman Anthony Toth. Toth scored three batters later on a sacrifice fly by first baseman Mike Dufek as Michigan cut the Indiana advantage to 6-3.

UPDATE, End of Second Inning

Indiana put five unearned runs across the plate in the second to go ahead 6-1. The first came when third baseman Micah Johnson’s flyball to left field drifted toward center and was dropped by Michigan’s Mike Kittle, allowing IU shortstop Michael Basil to score. After an error by Michigan shortstop Derek Dennis, IU first baseman Jerrud Sabourin singled to left to score Johnson and center fielder Brian Lambert followed when Kittle bobbled the ball. Right fielder Michael Earley and designated hitter Josh Lyon added RBI singles. Indiana, 6-1.

UPDATE, Middle of the Second Inning

IU center fielder Brian Lambert nearly saved a run with a diving grab, but the ball off the bat of Michigan left fielder Mike Kittle ricocheted off his glove and got back to the wall to score third baseman John Lorenz to tie the game at 1-1. IU pitcher Walker Stadler struck out two batters in the inning.


UPDATE, End of the First Inning

Center fielder Brian Lambert hit his first home run of the season to give Indiana a 1-0 lead. It could’ve been more if third baseman Micah Johnson hadn’t been caught trying to take third on a pitch in the dirt on the previous offering. The Hoosiers put two more runners on, but designated hitter Josh Lyon struck out to end the inning. 1-0 Indiana.


UPDATE, Middle of First Inning

Indiana’s Walker Stadler gave up a two-out double to Michigan catcher Chris Berset, but escaped the first otherwise unscathed.


Indiana’s baseball team opens Big Ten play against Michigan today, first pitch coming at 3:05 p.m. The lineups follow.


1. Patrick Biondi, cf (.398, 1 HR, 18 RBI)

2. Anthony Toth, 2b (.303, 8 RBI)

3. Chris Berset, c (.390, 2 HR, 19 RBI)

4. Coley Crank dh (.398, 6 HR, 30 RBI)

5. Mike Dufek 1b (.385, 27 RBI)

6. Nick Urban rf (.266, 1 HR, 15 RBI)

7. John Lorenz 3b (.259, 2 HR, 10 RBI)

8. Mike Kittle lf (.269, 6 RBI)

9. Derek Dennis ss (.286, 3 HR 14 RBI)

P- Alan Oaks rhp (3-3, 2.79 ERA, 34k’s in 38 2/3 innings pitched)


1. Micah Johnson 3b (.321, 7 HR 22 RBI)

2. Brian Lambert cf (.267, 2 RBI)

3. Jerrud Sabourin 1b (.452, 4 HR 26 RBI)

4. Alex Dickerson lf (.429, 10 HR 33 RBI)

5. Michael Earley rf (.302, 4 HR, 11 RBI)

6. Josh Lyon dh (.311, 3 HR 12 RBI)

7. Dylan Swift c (.227, 5 RBI)

8. Michael Basil ss (.290, 1 HR 15 RBI)

9. Tyler Rogers 2b (.271, 4 RBI)

P-Walker Stadler rhp (3-2, 4.91 ERA, 24 K’s in 33.0 IP)


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