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Hoosier Baseball Report: Indiana Back Where They Started After Trip to Seattle

The Hoosiers took a neat trip out west and faced some high level competition over the weekend.

Playing in the Seattle Baseball Showcase at T-Mobile Park, IU faced the defending national champion in No. 1 Oregon State University, a 2018 College World Series participant in the University of Washington and the University of San Diego.

There were highs and lows over the weekend, but in the end Indiana ended up right back where they started the season — with the same amount of wins as losses.

The Hoosiers (7-7) will now take a quick mid-week road trip before returning home for a three game weekend set at Bart Kaufman Field.

WEEK IN REVIEW

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Indiana 1  Washington 0

It was all about Pauly Milto in this one.  The senior right-hander allowed one hit – an eighth inning single – to lead the visiting Hoosiers to a 1-0 shutout win.  Milto improved to 3-1 on the season.

The game was scoreless into the sixth inning when Drew Ashley laced a two-out single into left field that scored Cole Barr to break the ice and give the Hoosiers a 1-0 lead that they would ultimately hang on to.

Barr reached base three times.  Matt Lloyd had two hits and also came in to close things out in the bottom of the ninth for the save.

Oregon State 8  Indiana 3

Things looked promising as the Hoosiers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but ultimately the defending champs were too much.

Lloyd blasted a two-run shot to right field to give IU the early edge.  Barr reached base three more times in this one, but Indiana was only able to push one more run across.

Three IU errors allowed for two unearned runs.  Tanner Gordon got the start and he gave up 5 runs / 4 earned in 4 and 1/3 innings.

San Diego  5  Indiana 3

This time it was Indiana that gave up first inning fireworks, and the Hoosiers were never able to get back over the hump.  A three-run San Diego top of the first had IU scrambling the rest of the way.  Indiana got it to within one run on multiple occasions but in the end left Seattle losers of two of three.

Barr got the scoring for IU started as he continued his strong weekend with a homer to left center.  Lloyd also had a big weekend at the plate.  He went 2 for 4 in this one including a homer to right.  Beyond Barr and Lloyd the Hoosiers only produced three more hits for the game.

Andrew Saalfrank got the start and went three innings, giving up 3 runs / 2 earned.  Connor Manous pitched four innings in relief and gave up just one unearned run.

SEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS

Here are IU’s statistical leaders through 14 games:

WHAT’S ON DECK

The Hoosiers will play at the University of Cincinnati on Wednesday and then return home for a three-game set in Bloomington over the weekend:

  • March 13, at Cincinnati, 4:00 p.m. Eastern
  • March 15, vs. Canisius, 6:05 p.m. Eastern
  • March 16, vs. Canisius, 12:05 p.m. Eastern
  • March 17, vs. Canisius, 1:05 p.m. Eastern

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