Rain washes away ugly evening for IU baseball

The buildup to Big Ten play went from bad to worse Wednesday for Indiana.

Then it didn’t.

The Hoosiers gave up 15 runs to Evansville, then watched all those runs disappear when a thunderstorm washed out Wednesday’s game midway through the fifth inning at Bart Kaufman Field. IU avoided a lopsided loss, which would have been its second in a row, two days before the beginning of conference play this weekend at Rutgers.

Five Indiana pitchers saw their struggles against the Aces, who scored five runs apiece in the top of the first, third and fifth innings. Indiana had only one hit, which didn’t come until a two-out single by Isaiah Pasteur in the bottom of the fourth.

The the rains came and washed it all away.

Indiana returns home on April 8 against Purdue.