Michigan at Indiana, Game 3

Bottom 9th: Indiana went down 1-2-3 in the ninth with a flyout to short by Nick Ramos and groundouts by Casey Rodrigue and Kyle Schwarber to end the game. It was Indiana’s first loss at Bart Kaufman Field this year, as the Hoosiers lose 4-3.


Top 9th: IU’s Will Coursen-Carr gave up a single and a pair of stolen bases to Michigan’s Jacob Cronenworth and came out in favor of Luke Harrison with a 3-2 count to Michigan right fielder Jackson Lamb. Luke Harrison struck out Lamb and designated hitter Kyle Jusick to get the Hoosiers out of the inning and send it to the ninth down 4-3.


Bottom 8th: Indiana missed out on a golden opportunity to at least tie the game in the eighth. Scott Donley led off with a single and third baseman Dustin DeMuth doubled to right to put runners on second and third with no one out. IU put Chris Sujka on third to pinch run for Donley and tried a squeeze play with right fielder Craig Dedelow. Dedelow didn’t get the bunt down, Sujka strayed to far off third and was thrown out at the bag. Dedelow singled to right, which would have tied the game if Sujka was on base, but DeMuth had to hold at third. Pinch-hitter Brad Hartong then struck out. Right fielder Will Nolden crushed a pitch to deep right field, but Michigan right fielder Jackson Lamb made a spectacular diving catch to end the inning, maintaining Michigan’s 4-3 lead.


Top 8th: Indiana’s Will Coursen-Carr gave up a two-out single but no other baserunners in the eighth. Michigan still leads 4-3.


Bottom 7th: Alex Lakatos stepped in for Michigan and got through a 1-2-3 seventh. Indiana still leads 4-3.


Top 7th: Will Coursen-Carr breezed through a 1-2-3 seventh inning. Indiana still trails Michigan 4-3.


Bottom 6th: Indiana went down 1-2-3 in the sixth. The Hoosiers still trail 4-3.


Top 6th: After two outs to start his outing, Indiana reliever Evan Bell gave up a walk and a hit and was pulled for sophomore left-hander Will Coursen-Carr. The first hitter he faced, Michigan center fielder Jackson Glines, flared a single to shallow center field, but IU shortstop caught it over his shoulder to end the inning. Michigan still leads 4-3.


Bottom 5th: Indiana got a run back in the fifth when catcher Kyle Schwarber singled to right on a 3-0 count to bring in Casey Rodrigue. However, the Hoosiers failed to get more when right fielder Craig Dedlow grounded out to first base with the bases loaded to end the inning. Michigan still leads 4-3.


Top 5th: Christian Morris appeared to be losing his control in the fifth with a one-out walk that put runners on first and second, but he got enough ground ball outs to get out of it. Michigan still leads 4-2.


Bottom 4th: Indiana had a chance to get back some of the runs it gave up in the fourth, but couldn’t make it happen. After a Scott Donley walk to start the inning and back-to-back one out singles by Craig Dedelow and Casey Smith, pinch-hitter Ricky Alfonso grounded to a 4-3 double play to end the inning. Michigan leads 4-2.


Top 4th: Michigan scored three runs with two outs in the fourth, an inning the Hoosiers had an opportunity to escape. Catcher Cole Martin hit a two-out single to left to keep the inning alive and left fielder Zach Zott laid down a bunt. IU catcher Kyle Schwarber’s throw hit Zott in the elbow and he reached with Martin going to third base. IU’s Christian Morris then hit Michigan’s Eric Jacobson with a 1-2 pitch to load the bases. Michigan shortstop Travis Maezes then ripped a double into the right field corner to clear the bases to make it 4-2 Michigan. Indiana center fielder Tim O’Conner made a diving catch on a flyball hit by Jacob Cronenworth to end the inning without any more damage. Michigan leads 4-2.


Bottom 3rd: Small-ball worked again for Indiana in the third. Casey Smith was hit by a pitch, center fielder Tim O’Conner walked and they were bunted to second and third by Nick Ramos. Second baseman Casey Rodrigue then grounded a single through the right side of the infield and Smith and O’Conner both scored. Indiana leads 2-1.


Top 3rd: Christian Morris picked up his fifth strikeout, a career high, and got the next two hitters to ground out to second base to end the third. Michigan leads 1-0.


Bottom 2nd: IU third baseman Dustin DeMuth singled with one out in the second, but was later picked off and Michigan’s Trent Szkutnik has faced the minimum through two. Michigan leads 1-0.


Top 2nd: Christian Morris gave up a pair of singles in the second but also struck out a pair of batters and got Travis Maezes to ground out to end the inning. Before Maezes, the leadoff hitter came to the plate, the first nine hitters all registered either base hits or strikeouts. Michigan leads 1-0.


Bottom 1st: Michigan left-hander Trent Szkutnik retired the Indiana side in order, getting Casey Rodrigue to fly to right field, Kyle Schwarber to ground to first and Sam Travis to fly out to center field. 1-0 Michigan.


Top 1st: Michigan got on the board first with three straight hits to start the game. Shortstop Travis Maezes hit a high chopper to short that he beat for a single without drawing a throw. First baseman Jacob Cronenworth ripped a double to the right center field gap to send Maezes to third, and center fielder Jackson Glines lined a single over IU shortstop Nick Ramos’s head to bring home Maezes. Christian Morris struck out the next two batters, however, and the Hoosiers sniffed out a double-steal attempt and caught Cronenworth in a rundown between third and home to end the inning. Michigan leads 1-0.


The third and final game of Indiana’s series with Michigan starts at 1:05 p.m. Lineups follow.

Michigan (8-14-1)

1. Travis Maezes, ss (.307, 14 runs, 2 HR, 5 RBI)

2. Jacob Cronenworth, 1b, (.203, 11 runs, 9 RBI)

3. Jackson Glines, cf (.333, 14 runs, 13 RBI)

4. Jackson Lamb, rf (.275, 1 HR, 8 RBI)

5. Kyle Jusick dh (.301, 10 RBI)

6. Ramsey Romano 3b (.260, 4 RBI)

7. Cole Martin c (.150, 1 HR, 5 RBI)

8. Zach Zott lf (.121, 3 RBI)

9. Eric Jacobson 2b (.400)

P-Trent Skutnik, lhp (0-3, 3.24 ERA, 19 Ks in 25 IP)

Indiana (12-8)

1. Casey Rodrigue, 2b (.307, 16 runs, 10 RBI)

2. Kyle Schwarber, c (.321, 20 runs, 3 HR, 10 RBI)

3. Sam Travis, 1b (.342, 12 runs, 17 RBI)

4. Scott Donley dh (.229, 13 RBI)

5. Dustin DeMuth 3b (.328, 8 runs, 5 RBI)

6. Craig Dedelow, rf (.176, 4 RBI)

7. Casey Smith lf (.163, 2 RBI)

8. Tim O’Conner cf (.129, 3 RBI)

9. Nick Ramos, ss (.185, 5 RBI)

P-Christian Morris, rhp (0-1, 2.75 ERA, 15 K’s in 19 2/3 IP)