After losing two of their last three, and tying in the other, the baseball Hoosiers got back to winning ways on Friday night with a series opening win at Samford. Indiana put up five runs in the Top of the 1st and never looked back, leading wire-to-wire en route to a 10-5 win.
All of the damage done in the 1st was done with two outs. It started with a Craig Dedelow solo home run, his fourth on the young season. Then Ryan Fineman reached base and was driven home by Logan Sowers. The Hoosiers broke it wide open when Jeremy Houston, the ninth hitter of the inning, knocked a two-run single to make it 5-0.
Tim Herrin got the Friday nod this weekend, a spot that has belonged to Jonathan Stiever thus far. Stiever is not listed as a probable starter for this series.
Herrin did enough in his first Friday start, going 4.1 IP and giving up 3 ER on 5 hits. BJ Sabol was the pitcher of record for Indiana as Herrin did not go the minimum five innings.
Samford closed the gap after scoring four in the 5th and one in the 6th, but the Hoosiers added three more runs in the final two innings to secure the 10-5 victory.
Indiana (4-4-1) will face Samford (3-5) again tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. ET.