Indiana Evens Series with 7-3 Win

 
Indiana 7, Minnesota 3
Box Score

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 MINN 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 7 4
 IND 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 2 x 7 7 3
 
 Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
 W - Morris (5-3) 5.1 4 1 0 2 5
 L - Meyer (4-4) 4.2 5 5 2 3 2

 Batting Leaders AB R H RBI BB Other
 MINN - Smith 4 1 2 1 0 2B
 IND - Ramos 3 2 2 1 0 2B

May 16, 2014

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After the Golden Gophers took the opening game of the series, Indiana rebounded with a 7-3 win on Friday. Minnesota (27-21, 13-10 Big Ten) committed four errors and the Hoosiers (37-13, 20-3 Big Ten) committed three on a rainy night at Bart Kaufman Field. Each team tallied seven hits.

Indiana broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run fourth and held the lead from there. Dustin DeMuth and Nick Ramos each had two hits for the Hoosiers, while Jordan Smith hit 2-for-4 for Minnesota.

The Hoosiers scored first on a grounder to third that scored Scott Donley in the second. Minnesota quickly tied the game with help from an error in the third. Austin Athmann reached on a two-base error and scored on Smith's double to right-center.

The top of the fourth started with a diving catch by Smith to rob Donley of an extra-base hit. But a double by Brad Hartong started a two-out rally. Nick Ramos hit an RBI single following a Will Nolden walk, then two runs scored on a throwing error to make it 4-1.

Indiana added another unearned run in the fifth. DeMuth singled in Donley, who reached on a dropped ball in the outfield. Ben Meyer (4-4), who would take the loss, was relieved by Brian Glowicki after 4 2/3 innings. Only two of his five runs were earned.

Christian Morris (5-3) earned the win in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five batters, and only one of his four runs was earned.

Minnesota took advantage of an error in the next inning to cut the lead to 5-2. Dan Motl singled and stole two bases. The throw to third on his second steal sailed into the outfield, allowing him to score.

Aided by passed balls and a Ramos double in the eighth, the Hoosiers stretched the lead to 7-2. Minnesota loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but could only score one run. Smith led off with a single and scored on a grounder by Dan Olinger.

The Gophers and Hoosiers' final game of the regular season will begin at 2:05 p.m. CT Saturday and will air on BTN.