Purdue at Indiana, Game 3

Top 9th: Jake Kelzer struck out the first two batters he faced, then got Brandon Krieg to fly out to end it, giving Indiana a 12-3 win and a sweep of the series. The Hoosiers improve to 32-12, 16-2 in the Big Ten and have won 20 of their last 22 games.


Bottom 8th: Brian Willhite singled in the eighth but he was the only IU player to reach. The Hoosiers head to the ninth with a 12-3 lead. Hoosiers three outs for the sweep.


Top 8th: IU left-hander Sullivan Stadler retired the side in order in the eighth. IU leads 12-3 and is three outs away from a sweep.


Bottom 7th: Kyle Schwarber pounded a 2-1 curveball over the wall in right field for a solo home run, his eighth of the season, to give Indiana a 12-3 lead.


Top 7th: Will Coursen-Carr took the mound in the seventh and didn’t last long, hitting the first batter he faced and walking the second on four pitches before IU coach Tracy Smith gave him the hook. Scott Effross stepped in and gave up a single to Brandon Krieg to load the bases then a bases loaded walk that made it 11-2. Purdue catcher Sean McHugh hit a sacrifice fly to left field to bring in another run, but IU left fielder Brad Hartong threw out Brandon Krieg trying to go from second to third, and Effross got Kyle Wood to ground to second to end the inning.


Bottom 6th: Nick Ramos hit a solo home run in the sixth to give Indiana an 11-1 lead.


Top 6th: Evan Bell took the mound for Brian Korte in the sixth and promptly gave up a double to Sean McHugh on the first pitch he threw. Purdue designated hitter Kyle Upp brought him home with a single up the middle, but Bell struck out the last batter he faced. IU still leads 10-1.


Bottom 5th: Dustin DeMuth drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single to put IU up 10-0. He now has six RBI today with three hits.


Top 5th: Purdue’s Jack Picchiotti led off the inning with a double then moved to third when Jeff Evak laid down a perfect bunt for a base hit. However Brian Korte pitched out of the jam by striking out shortstop Brandon Krieg and getting Cody Strong to ground into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning. IU leads 8-0.


Bottom 4th: IU added two more runs in the fourth. First baseman Sam Travis singled, then scored on an RBI double down the right field line by IU third baseman Dustin DeMuth. DeMuth then scored on a single by Brad Hartong over Purdue second baseman Cody Strong’s head. The Hoosiers are up 8-0.


Top 4th: Brian Korte walked the first batter he faced in the fourth, but then got Kyle Upp to ground into a 5-4-3 double play and then got the next hitter out to end the inning. IU leads 6-0.


Bottom 3rd: Tim O’Conner walked, but was picked off. Casey Rodrigue singled but was thrown out trying to stretch that to a double, and Purdue’s Tim McElroy somehow faced the minimum in the third. IU still leads 6-0.


Top 3rd: Brian Korte struck out two batters in the third. He also gave up a single, but he’s still held Purdue scoreless. IU leads 6-0.


Bottom 2nd: Kyle Schwarber walked, stole second base, moved to third on a flyout by Sam Travis and scored on a single to left by Scott Donley to make it 6-0. Donley was eventually thrown out trying to score from second on a single to left by Will Nolden. IU leads 6-0.


Top 2nd: Brian Korte gave up a pair of singles with two outs in the second, but struck out Jeff Evak to end the inning.


Bottom 1st: Indiana batted around in the first and scored four runs before Purdue recorded an out. Casey Rodrigue drew a walk, Kyle Schwarber lined a single off Purdue first baseman Kyle Wood’s glove, and then Sam Travis lined a single to left to bring in Rodrigue. Scott Donley singled to left to load the bases and IU third baseman Dustin DeMuth cleared them with a three-run double deep into the left center field gap. DeMuth later scored on an RBI groundout by right fielder Will Nolden to give Indiana a 5-0 lead after one.


Top 1st: Brian Korte walked two batters with one out in the first and fell behind 3-1 to the next batter he faced, but IU catcher Kyle Schwarber threw out Purdue’s Cody Strong trying to steal third base and Korte got Kyle Wood to line out to end the inning. Scoreless after a half.


Turn Back the Clock Day and Game 3 of IU’s series with Purdue gets rolling at noon. Lineups follow.

Purdue (12-31, 5-12)

1. Brandon Krieg, ss (.253, 19 runs, 1 HR, 16 RBI)

2. Cody Strong 2b (.226, 14 runs, 11 RBI)

3. Sean McHugh c (.293, 20 runs, 3 HR, 20 RBI)

4. Kyle Wood 1b (.309, 2 HR, 11 RBI)

5. Kyle Johnson cf (.224, 2 HR, 15 RBI)

6. Kyle Upp dh (.222, 6 RBI)

7. Ted Snidanko, lf (.186, 3 runs)

8. Jack Picchiotti, 3b (.219, 6 RBI)

9. Jeff Evak rf (.205, 1 HR, 5 RBI)

P-Gavin Downs, rhp (2-2, 3.61 ERA, 25 K’s in 62 1/3 IP)

Indiana (31-12, 15-2)

1. Casey Rodrigue, 2b (.297, 36 runs, 17 RBI)

2. Kyle Schwarber c (.341, 42 runs, 7 HR, 29 RBI)

3. Sam Travis 1b (.365, 38 runs, 7 HR, 45 RBI)

4. Scott Donley dh (.299, 5 HR, 36 RBI)

5. Dustin DeMuth 3b (.356, 5 HR, 21 RBI)

6. Brad Hartong, lf (.315, 3 HR, 26 RBI)

7. Will Nolden rf (.291, 23 runs, 11 RBI)

8. Nick Ramos ss (.227, 1 HR, 17 RBI)

9. Tim O’Conner, cf (.196, 13 RBI)

P-Brian Korte, lhp (1-0, 2.49 ERA, 19 K’s in 25 1/3 IP)


  1. Can you let these BTN announcers know IU HOSTED regionals last year? They are completely unaware and basically saying IU was on road last year and wondering if Kaufman field is good enough to host. Please help them out

  2. Also is there some reason why there is no recap from yesterday’s game posted anywhere on ht website?

  3. Darren,
    1. Decided against it. 2. Don’t even know where the BTN announcers were and they might have been in Chicago doing it via remote. 3. Just a technical mix-up on our part. Story was in the paper. We’re getting it up online.

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