Coming off a rough defeat in Game 1 of today's doubleheader with Purdue, the Indiana University baseball Hoosiers rebounded with a 7-6 victory in Game 2 to even the series. Although this was by no means his best performance of the season, Eric Arnett threw a complete game to pick up his 10th win of the season. The junior right-hander gave up 6 runs on 10 hits and 4 walks while striking out 9. Arnett really pitched well throughout most of the game, only struggling in the 7th inning. After a 3 pitch 6th for Arnett, the Boilermakers put together 5 hits and 2 walks in the 7th inning alone in route to 5 of their 6 total runs.
At the plate, the Hoosiers racked up 13 hits, led by 1B Jerrud Sabourin who was 4 for 5 with 2 RBI and a run scored. He also hit a huge go ahead solo homer in the top the 8th from which the Hoosiers never looked back. RF Chris Hervey and LF Kipp Schutz both also homered in this one, and Hervey, Schutz and CF Evan Crawford each connected for a pair of hits in the winning effort. It is also noteworthy that leadoff hitter Hervey reached base 4 times (1 walk and 1 HBP in addition to his 2 hits).
Matt Bashore takes the mound for IU in the series rubber match tomorrow afternoon. Let's all hope he puts forth another solid outing in Big Ten play. This is a series the Hoosiers should and, more importantly, need to win. Here's to them getting it done! Game time is set for 1pm. Go Hoosiers!