IU baseball travels to Indiana State #iubase

FINAL: Indiana State 6, Indiana 2. There were some positives step forward for Will Coursen-Carr, but not enough to get the junior left-hander into the win column. Indiana picked up eight hits, smacked some other balls hard, but stranded eight runners. Scott Donley picked up two hits and Logan Sowers, who was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week earlier in the day, extended his hitting streak to five games with a third-inning single. The Hoosiers return home to face Evansville on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

SEVENTH INNING: Indiana gets one run back on Brad Hartong’s RBI groundout in the top half before ISU responds with Andy Young’s two-run homer off Austin Foote in the bottom half. INDIANA STATE 6, INDIANA 2.

SIXTH INNING: Hoosiers go down in order in the top half. Austin Cangelosi smoked a ball to centerfield, but it hung in the air long enough for Landon Curry to retreat and track it down. Austin Foote worked his way out of a jam in the bottom half of the inning, striking out Foote on a breaking pitch to end the inning and strand a pair of runners in scoring position. INDIANA STATE 4, INDIANA 1.

FIFTH INNING: Hoosiers managed only a one-out single by Brad Hartong in the top half, stranding their catcher on first base. Austin Foote replaced Will Coursen-Carr to start the inning, and Foote retired the side in order using a pair of strikeouts. Coursen-Carr charged with all four ISU runs, yielding five hits, three walks and two strikeouts, while throwing 74 pitches, 49 for strikes. INDIANA STATE 4, INDIANA 1.

FOURTH INNING: The Hoosiers threaten in the top half of the inning, loading the bases on back-to-back singles by Austin Cangelosi and Will Nolden, followed by a walk by Isaiah Pasteur. But Colby Stratten flew out to the opposite field, stranding all three on the bases. The Hoosiers could’ve used at least one run because ISU added to its lead in the bottom of the fourth. The Sycamores loaded the bases against Coursen-Carr with no outs, driving in a run on an RBI groundout to shortstop by Tyler Friis. Coursen-Carr retired the next two batters without issue, but IU’s hole deepened. INDIANA STATE 4, INDIANA 1.

THIRD INNING: The Hoosiers were nearly out of the inning, and Coursen-Carr out of a jam. But Indiana State’s Jacob Hayes pulled a 1-2 pitch over the right field wall for a three-run homer that gives the Sycamores a 3-1 lead. Craig Dedelow picked up an error after the blast, sprinting from centerfield and calling off Colby Stratten when he tried to make a catch in the infield dirt. Dedelow dropped the ball trying to make a basket catch and the inning continued until Stratten made a nice play going to his right on a grounder to second. INDIANA STATE 3, INDIANA 1.

SECOND INNING: Nothing much from the Hoosiers, who receive only a two-out single by Isaiah Pasteur. Funny moment when Colby Stratten follows Pasteur at the plate. The scoreboard at ISU reads “T. O’CONNER” for former Hoosier outfielder Tim O’Conner who wore the same No. 36 uniform number last season before transferring to Xavier. Stratten ended up grounding out to shortstop, probably because he was distracted by the scoreboard. Or not. In the bottom half, Craig Dedelow preserved IU’s 1-0 lead when he threw out Andy Young trying to score from second on a single to centerfield. Young looked like he snuck a finger onto the plate before the tag, but the umpire ruled him out and the Hoosiers held onto their lead. INDIANA 1, INDIANA STATE.

FIRST INNING: Casey Rodrigue works a five-pitch walk before stealing second with one out. Scott Donley drove him in on a two-out single to right field. In the bottom half, Coursen-Carr allowed a leadoff single before Colby Stratten turned a 4-6-3 double play. The IU left-hander closed the inning by getting Sycamores right fielder Jacob Hayes to swing through a pitch on the outer half of the plate for strike three. INDIANA 1, INDIANA STATE 0.

PREGAME: Indiana made the quick trip to Terre Haute for today’s midweek game at Indiana State. Will Coursen-Carr gets the start for the Hoosiers. It’ll be the first start of the season for Coursen-Carr, who has four appearances out of the bullpen. Opposing batters have six hits and two runs off the junior left-hander, who has struck out four and walked three. He’ll be opposed by ISU left-hander Trent Lunsford, who has an opponent batting average of .389 and has allowed 16 runs in 18 innings over 10 appearances (three of which are starts).

The Hoosiers are once again without shortstop Nick Ramos, who hasn’t played since March 11 after suffering a hand injury. IU coach Chris Lemonis said Ramos is expected to be available this week, and the junior participated in batting practiced and dressed for tonight’s game. Casey Rodrigue will again play short and Bloomington North product Colby Stratten will handle second.

LINEUPS
INDIANA | INDIANA STATE

Rodrigue ss | Curry cf
Hartong c | Hannahs 1b
Dedelow cf | Hayes rf
Donley 1b | Young 3b
Sowers lf | Estevez dh
Cangelosi dh | DeJesus 2b
Nolden rf | Gutierrez lf
Pasteur 3b | Moore c
Stratten 2b | Friis ss
Coursen-Carr LHP | Lunsford LHP

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