Indiana vs. Stanford, NCAA Bloomington Regional

Bottom 9th: Tommy Edman hit a two-run walk-off home run, giving Stanford a 5-4 win and advancing to the Super Regional.

Top 9th: Kyle Schwarber and Scott Donley singled in the ninth with Donley’s single sending Schwarber to third, but Dustin DeMuth struck out to end the ninth. Indiana takes a 4-3 lead to the bottom of the ninth.

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Bottom 8th: Scott Effross struck out Zach Hoffpauir, got Brant Whiting to ground to short and then got Dominic Jose looking to end the eighth. IU leads 4-3.

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Top 8th: With two outs in the ninth, Will Nolden grounded to third and appeared to have ended the inning. However, Stanford third baseman Alex Blandino bounced the throw, first baseman Danny Diekroeger dropped it and the inning remained alive. Left fielder Craig Dedelow singled to right to send Nolden to third and a bouncer over the mound by Nick Ramos allowed him to reach and Nolden to score giving Indiana a 4-3 lead.

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Bottom 7th: Thomas Belcher got Danny Diekroger to ground out to first and struck out Alex Blandino. He came out for Scott Effross, who got Austin Slater to pop up to end the inning. Game tied 3-3.

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Top 7th: Tim O’Conner singled and Kyle Schwarber walked with two outs, but Sam Travis popped up to the catcher to end the inning. Game tied 3-3.

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Bottom 6th: Dominic Jose pinch-hit for Jack Klein and hit a 2-1 pitch from Thomas Belcher over the right field wall for a solo home run to tie it 3-3. Belcher retired the next three hitters, but Indiana has lost all of its three-run cushion.

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Top 6th: Scott Donley led off the sixth with a double. Dustin DeMuth lined out, but Donley moved to third with one out on a wild pitch. However, Marcus Brakeman struck out Will Nolden and got Craig Dedelow to pop up to third to end the inning. IU still hangs on to a 3-2 lead.

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Bottom 5th: Austin Slater ripped a one-out double down the third base line, but Thomas Belcher got Zach Hoffpauir and Brant Whiting to ground out to end the fifth. IU still hanging on to a 3-2 lead.

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Top 5th: Kyle Schwarber reached with a two-out double but Sam Travis grounded to short to end the fifth. Indiana still leads 3-2.

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Bottom 4th: Stanford put two runners on with two outs in the fourth thanks to Sam Travis’s second error of the year on a hard hit ball by Brett Michael Doran and a single by Tommy Edman, but Belcher got Danny Diekroeger to pop up to end the inning. IU leads 3-2.

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Top 4th: Craig Dedelow reached on a one-out single, but Nick Ramos grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning. Indiana still leads 3-2. 

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Bottom 3rd: The rain delay cost Indiana, as Brian Korte threw nine pitches before coming out of the game. Stanford shortstop Tommy Edman singled to start the inning and first baseman Danny Diekroger was hit by a pitch. At that point, Tracy Smith went with Thomas Belcher. Alex Blandino singled up the middle to score Edman and Diekroger scored on an infield single by Zach Hoffpauir. Belcher got Brant Whiting to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning, maintaining a 3-2 lead for Indiana.

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End of rain delay: It’s 9:22 p.m. The sky still doesn’t look good, but they’re going to play baseball.

Rain Delay: It’s freaking pouring.

Top 3rd: Tim O’Conner walked and Kyle Schwarber hit a 1-0 hanging breaking ball over the right field wall for a two-run home run to give Indiana a 3-0 lead.

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Bottom 2nd: Brian Korte gave up a one-out single in the second, but retired the other three batters he faced and got through it on 12 pitches. IU leads 1-0.

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Top 2nd: Indiana scored first in the second. Logan James walked Dustin DeMuth and Will Nolden and Craig Dedelow singled to right to bring DeMuth in to make it 1-0.

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Bottom 1st: Brian Korte gave up singles to Danny Diekroeger and Alex Blandino, but struck out Austin Slater and Zach Hoffpauir to get out of the inning unscathed. Scoreless after one.

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Top 1st: Logan James got lots of break on his curveball in the first, striking out Casey Rodrigue and Kyle Schwarber and getting Sam Travis to fly to right field. Scoreless after a half.

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Winner take all starts at 5:30 p.m. Lineups follow.

Indiana (44-14)

1. Casey Rodrigue 2b (.270, 48 runs, 22 RBI)

2. Kyle Schwarber c (.351, 65 runs, 13 HR, 46 RBI)

3. Sam Travis 1b (.350, 55 runs, 12 HR, 58 RBI)

4. Scott Donley dh (.322, 33 runs, 5 HR, 47 RBI)

5. Dustin DeMuth 3b (.382, 39 runs, 5 HR, 40 RBI)

6. Will Nolden rf (.308, 32 runs, 24 RBI)

7. Craig Dedelow lf (.200, 6 runs, 7 RBI)

8. Nick Ramos ss (.261, 22 runs, 2 HR, 20 RBI)

9. Tim O’Conner cf (.185, 15 runs, 19 RBI)

P-Brian Korte lhp (3-0, 2.11 ERA, 27 K’s in 38 1/3 IP)

Stanford (33-24)

1. Tommy Edman ss (.249, 18 runs, 2 HR, 16 RBI)

2. Danny Diekroeger 1b (.307, 40 runs. 2 HR, 22 RBI)

3. Alex Blandino 3b (.308, 46 runs, 12 HR, 41 RBI)

4. Austin Slater, cf (.354, 37 runs, 2 HR, 40 RBI)

5. Zach Hoffpauir rf (.333, 33 runs, 7 HR, 32 RBI)

6. Brant Whiting c (.288, 11 runs, 1 HR, 21 RBI)

7. Jack Klein lf (.244, 1 HR, 6 RBI)

8. unnamed Dh

9. Brett Michael Doran 2b (.238, 1 HR, 21 RBI.

9 comments

  1. Thanks for the coverage DD! Drove over to the game yesterday, but stuck home today. Really appreciate the updates.. Go Hoosiers!

  2. Dustin if you’re bored and need some tweet material during the rain delay, I’m watching Sportscenter and Will Nolden’s catch over the fence yesterday is #3 in the Top Ten… beat some sweet NBA and MLB plays.

  3. Electrical storm…? Regional “Showdown”…? “Freaking pouring”…. ? Feels like it’s raining all over the world?

    I surely hope that they’re playing some ELO during the delay</a>.

  4. I am still a little shook from the Florida Gators women’s softball team breaking out their tight gripping florescent orange yoga pants for ESPN and the WCWS television audience. This is truly a long needed modern change in the right fashion direction for passionate viewers of women’s baseball. Thank you center field camera and…

    Go Gators!!

  5. Like a flashback to the College World Series last year, IU fails to capitalize with multiple runners in scoring position and the season ends with a B1G “What if?” Heartbreaking…

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