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Indiana closes regular season strong, takes series over Buckeyes

The Hoosiers took their sixth-straight series with a 4-3 win in Columbus

Indiana’s offense picked up right where it left off Thursday, jumping out to an early lead and hanging on for a 4-3 win.

In the first inning, Tony Butler got a leadoff single and later scored on a double by Logan Sowers. Ohio State evened up the score in the bottom of the inning on a sac fly.

In the second Inning, Jeremy Houston continued his productive season with an RBI single to put the Hoosiers ahead, scoring Matt Gorski . Gorski had previously reached on an infield single.

That 2-1 score held all the way until the top of the seventh when Houston scored on a double by Matt Lloyd . Lloyd would advance to third on a wild pitch and then score on another to make the score 4-1.

Ohio State made a comeback attempt in the bottom of the eighth, bringing in a pair of runs on a homer by Jalen Washington.

Following the home run, Lloyd took the mound for the Hoosiers and closed out the game, allowing one hit over 1.2 innings to earn the save.

Cal Krueger had a solid outing for Indiana as he picked up the win. Krueger gave up a single run, struck out two, walked three, and allowed five hits over six innings.

B.J. Sabol bridged the gap between Krueger and Lloyd, allowing two runs and striking out two over 1.1 innings.

Indiana has now officially ended their regular season. Their overall record is 32-20-2 and they finish with a conference record of 14-9-1.

That conference record is good enough to give the Hoosiers the 6-seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. Indiana will open the tournament on Wednesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. against Minnesota at Bart Kaufman Field.