Live from Sembower Field, Iowa at Indiana, Game 1

End of the Game: Reliever Jonny Hoffman allowed two singles to start the ninth, but Matt Dearden came on and retired all three batters he faced to give Indiana a 10-7 win over Iowa in the first game of the series. The Hoosiers improve to 11-15 overall, and more importantly 3-1 in the Big Ten. Game 2 of the series is at 1 p.m. Saturday.

End of the Eighth: IU’s Jonny Hoffman got through a scoreless eighth, but the Hoosiers didn’t put a run in the bottom of the inning either. The Hoosiers head to the ninth with a 10-7 lead.

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End of the Seventh: A big day for Indiana’s middle of the order continued. After a double by second baseman Dustin DeMuth and a bunt single by center fielder Justin Cureton, Iowa intentionally walked first baseman Sam Travis, who had four RBIs already. Shortstop Michael Basil made Iowa pay for that with a three-run double that one hopped the left center field fence, giving Indiana a 10-7 lead.

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Top of the Seventh: Jonny Hoffman settled in in his second inning of relief, recording a 1-2-3 inning. Game still tied 7-7.

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End of the Sixth: Iowa’s Jared Hippen took a while, but he finally has a groove. He struck out two batters in the sixth and has retired nine of the last 10 he faced, the only exception being Kyle Schwarber’s solo homer in the fifth. The game is still tied 7-7.

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Middle of the Sixth: Chad Martin didn’t get an out in the sixth, allowing a single to designated hitter Bryan Niebalski and a double to left fielder Sean Flanagan. Right-hander Jonny Hoffman came on in relief and promptly allowed a two-run flare single to right by catcher Keith Brand to tie the game. Brand was caught stealing and Hoffman retired the last two batters, but the game remains tied at 7-7.

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End of the Fifth: Indiana has scored six of its seven runs via the home run. Catcher Kyle Schwarber ripped a solo shot over the right field wall, tying left fielder Chris Sujka for the IU team lead for the season with four. The Hoosiers lead 7-5.

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Middle of the Fifth: Indiana right-hander Chad Martin had a mostly breezy first inning of relief. He walked third baseman Chett Zeise, but Zeise was caught trying to steal and Martin retired the other two batters he faced. IU still leads 6-5.

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End of the Fourth: Iowa left-hander Jared Hippen had his first 1-2-3 outing of the game. Joey DeNato’s day is finished, as Chad Martin is on to throw the fifth. IU still leads 6-5. DeNato threw 68 pitches in four innings and allowed five runs, all earned, after entering the day with a 1.62 ERA.

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Middle of the Fourth: Iowa got to DeNato again, scoring three runs with a sacrifice fly by catcher Keith Brand and a two-run double down the left field line by center fielder Kris Goodman. The Hoosiers still cling to a 6-5 lead, but DeNato is having his roughest outing of the season.

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End of the Third: Indiana’s 2-5 hitters came up with another big inning in the third. Catcher Kyle Schwarber and third baseman Dillon Dooney led off with back-to-back singles. Schwarber took third on Dooney’s and then first baseman Sam Travis drove in Schwarber for his fourth RBI of the game. Shortstop Michael Basil followed that with a two-run homer and IU takes a 6-2 lead.

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Middle of the Third: Joey DeNato finally got some degree of a foothold with a 1-2-3 inning in the third, getting out of the inning with just seven pitches. IU still leads 3-2.

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End of the Second: Indiana second baseman Dustin DeMuth got a one-out single to right, but was later picked off and Iowa faced the minimum in the second. The Hoosiers lead 3-2.

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Middle of the Second: Indiana was bailed out of some trouble in the second. Iowa right fielder Andrew Host reached on a one-out bunt single and stole second when center fielder Kris Goodman struck out. Catcher Kyle Schwarber’s throw was low and bounced into center field and Goodman took third, but Host was called for interference and Goodman was ruled out, ending the inning. The Hoosiers maintain a 3-2 lead.

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End of the First: Sam Travis got Indiana the lead with one swing. The freshman third baseman, who came into the game leading the Hoosiers with a .385 average, ripped a three-run homer over the left center field wall after a one-out double by catcher Kyle Scwharber and an HBP by third baseman Dillon Dooney. The Hoosiers head into the second with a 3-2 lead.

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Middle of the First: Indiana left-hander Joey DeNato has been the Hoosiers’ brightest spot of the season so far, but Iowa got to him immediately on Friday. Second baseman Mike McQuillan led off with a single to right field, moved to second on a bunt by shortstop Jacob Yacinich and scored on an RBI double to deep right center field by third baseman Chett Zeise. Zeise then scored on an RBI single to left by Iowa first baseman Phil Keppler and the Hawkeyes lead 2-0 after their first bats.

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Back at Sembower Field for Indiana’s Big Ten home opener against Iowa. Lineups follow.

IOWA (9-12 overall, 2-1 in the Big Ten)

1. Mike McQuillan, 2b (.342, 7 RBI, 19 R)

2. Jacob Yacinich, ss (.333, 9 RBI)

3. Chett Zeise, 3b (.263, 2 HR, 10 RBI)

4. Phil Keppler, 1b (.303, 3 RBI)

5. Bryan Niedbalski dh (.267, 4 RBI)

6. Sean Flanagan, lf (.200, 3 HR, 11 RBI)

7. Keith Brand, c (.263, 2 RBI)

8. Andrew Host, rf (.238, 1 RBI)

9. Kris Goodman, cf (.234, 3 RBI)

P– Jarred Hippen, lhp (2-2, 3.02 ERA, 27 K’s in 44.2 IP)

INDIANA (10-15 overall, 2-1 in the Big Ten)

1. Justin Cureton, cf (.234, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 11 SB, 16 R)

2. Kyle Schwarber, c (.269, 3 HR, 20 RBI)

3. Dillon Dooney, 3b (.302, 1 HR, 7 RBI)

4. Sam Travis, 1b (.385, 1 HR, 14 RBi)

5. Michael Basil, ss (.259, 1 HR, 6 RBI)

6. Chris Sujka, lf (.312, 4 HR, 22 RBI)

7. Trace Knoblauch, dh (.213, 5 RBI)

8. Will Nolden, rf (.214, 5 RBI)

9. Dustin DeMuth 2b(.173, 5 RBI)

P– Joey DeNato, lhp (4-1, 1.62 ERA, 31 K’s in 39 IP)

One comment

  1. Did you find out when ground is being broken on the new stadium per me live chat question Thursday? No hurry or big deal, just wondered.

    Also what is attendance like there today?

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