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Indiana baseball kisses sister, ties FAU to split series

Yes, you read that correctly. Indiana and FAU tied the rubber match to split the three-game series 1-1-1.

Neither Indiana nor Florida Atlantic went home happy on Sunday as Indiana’s 11-inning game against Florida Atlantic was cut short due to a travel curfew. The game ended in a 6-6 tie.

The game was the first for either team this season to head to extra innings, and ended after 11 innings so that Indiana could make their flight back to Bloomington.

The Hoosiers, who split the first two games during their Florida trip, trailed for the first seven innings. But with a strong 8th inning, Indiana found themselves back in the game.

Trailing 4-2 after the 7th inning, Craig Dedelow started things off strong with his third home run of the season. Tony Butler followed shortly after with a two-run single that gave the Hoosiers their first lead of the game at 5-4. Jeremy Houston capped off the inning by adding an RBI single to give Indiana a 6-4 lead heading into the top of the 9th inning.

The burst of offense from the Hoosiers came after Florida Atlantic pitcher Nick Swan was pulled from the game for Drew Peden in the 7th inning.

Florida Atlantic fought back, though, and eventually tied up the game with a solo home run from Gary Mattis in the bottom of the 9th.

Indiana brought in pitcher Cameron Beauchamp in the 10th and managed to force another inning. The last out came with loaded bases as the Owls unsuccessfully tried to steal home.

Neither team budged in the 11th inning, as the Hoosier’s went down in order to start things off, with the Owls following shortly thereafter.

Indiana (3-3-1) plays next this Wednesday at Cincinnati.