Live at Sembower Field, Michigan State at Indiana, Game 3

End of the Ninth Inning: Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run and Trace Knoblauch had an RBI double in the ninth, but the hole of course, was still massive and Indiana loses 20-10. More in tomorrow’s paper.


Middle of the Ninth Inning: Michigan State made sure Indiana couldn’t make this one respectable. Designated hitter Jared Hook, shortstop Justin Scanlon, right fielder Jimmy Pickens and second baseman Ryan Jones all drove in runs to make it 20-8 heading into the bottom of the ninth.


End of the Eighth Inning: Despite having every reason to early, Indiana hasn’t packed it in. Second baseman Dustin DeMuth drove in two runs with a one-hop double off the wall to cut the deficit to 16-8. Doesn’t seem to be enough outs left to make it happen, but still, didn’t just fall apart. Indiana leads 16-8.


Middle of the Eighth Inning: Indiana posted just its second scoreless inning of the game. Hunter Brown walked Torsten Boss but got three fly ball outs. Michigan State still leads 16-6.


End of Seventh Inning: First baseman Trace Knoblauch hit a two-run home run, catcher Danny Sader had an RBI single and right fielder Kyle Schwarber an RBI double and Indiana cut Michigan State’s lead to 16-6.


Middle of the Seventh Inning: Michigan State catcher John Martinez singled and took both second and third on wild pitches, then scored on a sacrifice fly by shortstop Justin Scanlon to make it 16-2.


End of the Sixth Inning: Indiana goes down 1-2-3 again. Michigan State up 15-2. Sam Travis went down with his sixth strikeout of the weekend. He’s 0-for-11 after coming in with a .371 average.


Middle of the Sixth Inning: Indiana finally managed a scoreless inning. Reliever Hunter Brown, making his second career appearance, gave up a one-out single, but then got Ryan Krill to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning. Michigan State leads 15-2.


End of the Fifth Inning: Indiana second baseman Dustin DeMuth led off with a single, but catcher Danny Sader grounded to a 4-6-3 double play and Justin Cureton struck out to end the inning. MSU still leads 15-2.


Middle of the fifth inning: Michigan State has scored at least a run in every inning. This time, the Spartans scored on an RBI groundout by shortstop Justin Scanlon and a bases loaded walk to center fielder Anthony Cheky. 15-2 Michigan State.


End of the Fourth Inning: A two-run home run by Indiana shortstop Michael Basil assured that Indiana will not be shutout for the entire day. Collin McEnery also doubled to left center, but designated hitter Dillon Dooney and Trace Knoblauch struck out to end the inning. Michigan State still leads 13-2.


Middle of the Fourth Inning: A home run by right fielder Jimmy Pickens just made it 13-0. Michigan State second baseman Ryan Jones is already 4-for-4 in this game.


End of the Third: Indiana has a hit but not much else. Will Nolden lined a single off Michigan State right-hander David Garner’s foot, but then Justin Cureton struck out to end the inning. . It’s still 12-0.


Middle of the Third: This one is officially out of hand. Michigan State put three more on the board in the third and it’s 12-0. Runs scored on a wild pitch, an error and an RBI double by catcher Johm Martinez. MSU has 15 hits. Indiana doesn’t have one.


End of the Second: Michigan State has sent 17 batters to the plate in the first two innings. Indiana has sent six. David Garner gets another 1-2-3 inning and it’s 9-0.


Middle of the Second: Michigan State is already pouring it on. The Spartans got four hits to start the inning, including an RBI single by third baseman Torsten Boss, an RBI double by center fielder Jordan Keur and a two-run home run by designated hitter Jared Hook. Boss also scored on a wild pitch and Michigan State leads 9-0 with 12 hits in the first two innings.


End of the First: Indiana responded to Michigan State’s big first inning by going down 1-2-3. MSU leads 6-0.


Middle of the First: Michigan State brought out the bats immediately. Indiana starter Matt Dearden faced four hitters, got one out and gave up three singles, including a two-run base hit by Michigan State first baseman Ryan Krill and his day was done. Drew Leininger came on in relief and didn’t fare much better. He gave up three straight hits, including a two-run single by shortstop Justin Scanlon. He got a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning, but Michigan State already leads 4-0.


Getting rolling with the second game of the double-header at about 3:30. Lineups follow.

Michigan State (21-12, 4-4 in the Big Ten)

1. Ryan Jones, 2b

2. Torsten Boss, 3b

3. Jordan Keur, lf

4. Ryan Krill, 1b

5. John Martinez, c

6. Jared Hook, dh

7. Justin Scanlon, ss

8. Jimmy Pickens, rf

9. Anthony Checky, cf

P-David Garner, rhp

Indiana (16-19, 6-5 Big Ten)

1. Justin Cureton, cf

2. Kyle Schwarber, c

3. Sam Travis, 3b

4. Michael Basil, ss

5. Collin McEnery, lf

6 Dillon Dooney, dh

7. Trace Knoblauch, 1b

8. Dustin DeMuth, 2b

9. Will Nolden, rf

P – Matt Dearden, rhp

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