The Indiana Hoosiers continued their hot start to the season by beating the Chicago State Cougars 7-2. The victory capped off a three-game sweep of the Snowbird Baseball Classic and improved the club’s overall win streak to six games.
After a dominant pitching performance by Pauly Milto yesterday, the Hoosiers were hoping for much of the same by Tim Herrin. However, the junior struggled right out of the gates and gave up two quick runs.
The Hoosiers responded immediately with a leadoff home run by Logan Kaletha to cut the deficit in half. Herrin worked a relatively clean second inning but his day was done after just two frames.
The score stayed the same until the bottom of the third inning, when Luke Miller mashed his fourth homer of the season over the left field fence, to give Indiana a 3-2 lead.
In the fifth inning, Indiana extended the lead thanks to a Scotty Bradley homer down the right-field line, and two unearned runs that pushed the lead to 6-2. The Hoosiers added their 7th and final run of the game thanks to another unearned run in the 8th inning.
The real story of the game, though, was Indiana’s dominant pitching. After Herrin was pulled, Cam Beauchamp struggled with his control, but got through two innings without allowing a run. After that, the Hoosiers did not allow a baserunner in the last five innings of the ballgame.
The Hoosiers, now 6-1, head to the west coast for a huge four-game series against San Diego.