Indiana Baseball Loses NCAA Opener, Play Texas Southern in Elimination Game Saturday

Updated below with information on Saturday’s game.

It started out as a pitchers duel and turned into a rout.  After three scoreless innings, Texas A&M broke through in the 4th with 7 runs, and the rest was a mere formality.  The Aggies took the opening game of the Austin Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament over Indiana by a score of 10-3.

After back to back singles by the Aggies to lead off the 4th, IU starter Jonathan Stiever nearly escaped.  He got the next two batters out before Texas A&M erupted for seven 2-out runs.  By the time they were done, the Aggies had batted around the order, picking up 6 hits and 2 walks in the process.

The teams traded runs from there.  Luke Miller hit two solo home runs, giving him 13 on the season.  Matt Lloyd also added two hits.

The Hoosiers struggled to get anything going against Texas A&M ace John Doxakis.  He pitched 6 innings, giving up just 1 hit and 1 earned run while striking out 12.

Indiana will now play Texas Southern, which lost to Texas 10-0.  That elimination game will be played on Saturday at 2:30 ET and can be viewed on the ESPN3.

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