Live at Sembower Field: Louisville at Indiana

End of the Game: This one, mercifully, is over. Louisville leads 21-4. More later.

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Middle of the Ninth: Louisville scored seven runs before the Hoosiers got a single out in the ninth. Six batters reached by either walk or hit by pitch. Louisville leads 21-4.

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End of the Eighth: Indiana finally got back on the board in the eighth. Center fielder Justin Cureton was hit in the head by a pitch to start the inning. He had to come out, but Tim O’Conner stepped in as a pinch runner. He would score on a single by catcher Danny Sader. However, Louisville still leads 14-4.

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Middle of the Eighth: Indiana has now put 12 runners on either by walk or hit batsmen. Six of them have scored. Louisville center fielder Chase Sturgeon had an RBI single against Indiana left-hander Eric Kartman and catcher Kyle Gibson scored on a wild pitch to make it 14-3 Louisville.

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End of the Seventh: Chad Clark drew a walk off Louisville reliever Cody Ege, but Ege retired the other three batters he faced. Indiana doesn’t have a hit since the second. Louisville leads 12-3.

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Middle of the Seventh: The clobbering continues. Indiana left-hander retired the first two batters he faced, but by Louisville third baseman Ty Young hit an 0-2 pitch over the right field wall to make it 12-3 Louisville.

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End of the Sixth: Chad Green, 12-up, 12-down. Also, Sam Travis is still struggling. He’s 0-for-3 today after an 0-for-13 against weekend against Michigan State. Average fell from .371 to .336 over the weekend and is still plunging. Louisville leads 11-3.

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Middle of the Sixth: Louisville has now broken this one open completely. Center fielder Cole Sturgeon drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and second baseman Nick Ratajczak singled up the middle to score two runs. The Cardinals lead 11-3 now.

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End of the Fifth: Chad Green continues to cruise. He got left fielder Will Nolden to strike out looking, then got center fielder Justin Cureton to fly out to right field and catcher Kyle Schwarber to fly out to center. He’s faced nine, retired nine. Louisville leads 8-3.

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Middle of the Fifth: Indiana finally did something on defense to speed this game along. Luke Harrison got three straight flyouts in a 1-2-3 inning. Louisville still leads 8-3.

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End of the Fourth: Louisville reliever Chad Green posted his second straight 1-2-3 inning. Louisville still leads 8-3.

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Middle of the Fourth: Louisville broke it open in the top of the fourth. Right fielder Stewart Ijames followed a walk to left fielder Jeff Gardner with an RBI double. took second base on a passed ball then scored on a balk. Indiana reliever Brian Korte allowed another run to score on a balk came out after three walks for right-hander Luke Harrison. Harrison gave up a two-run single to catcher Kyle Gibson. Louisville leads 8-3.

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End of the Third: The Cardinals followed up their two-run inning by retiring Indiana 1-2-3. Louisville still leads 4-3.

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Middle of the Third: After losing the lead, Louisville took it right back in the top of the third. Designated hitter Mason Snyder drove in a run with a double, took third on a wild pitch, then scored on a sacrifice fly by first baseman Zak Wasserman to make it 4-3 Louisville.

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End of the Second: Indiana took the lead right back in the bottom of the second inning. First baseman Trace Knoblauch’s RBI single scored freshman designated hitter Collin McEnery, who had walked and stolen a base. Catcher Chad Clark ripped a double down the left field line to score Knoblauch, and after a single by second baseman Dustin DeMuth, left fielder Will Nolden singled to left to score Clark, making it 3-2 Indiana.

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Middle of the Second: Louisville first baseman Zak Wasserman doubled then scored on a double by catcher Kyle Gibson. Gibson scored when Indiana second baseman Dustin DeMuth made a backhand stop on a groundball by Louisville’s Cole Sturgeon, but then skipped the throw past IU first baseman Trace Knoblauch. Louisville stranded runners on first and third, but still leads 2-0.

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End of the First: Louisville right-hander Jared Ruxer induced three flyouts to get out of the first with no damage. Scoreless after 1.

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Middle of the First: Indiana right-hander Matt Dearden walked two batters and hit another, but got two strikeouts and Louisville third baseman Ty Young hit a deep flyout to center field to end the inning. The Cardinals appeared to have scored a run on a wild pitch but the home plate umpire ruled — once the runner had come across and was sitting in the dugout — that Young had fouled the pitch off and the runners had to go back. Scoreless through the first half.

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Not much else going on today, so we’re going with mid-week baseball. Lineups follow.

Louisville (25-11)

1. Cole Sturgeon, cf

2. Nick Ratajzak, 2b

3. Jeff Gardner, lf

4. Stewart Ijames, rf

5. Zach Lucas, ss

6. Ty Young, 3b

7. Mason Snyder, dh

8. Zak Wasserman, 1b

9. Kyle Gibson, c

P-Jared Ruxer, rhg

Indiana (16-20

1. Justin Cureton, cf

2. Kyle Schwarber, rf

3. Sam Travis, 3b

4. Collin McEnery, dh

5. Michael Basil, ss

6. Trace Knoblauch, 1b

7. Chad Clark, c

8. Dustin DeMuth, 2b

9. Will Nolden, lf

P-Matt Dearden, rhp