In Game 1 at the Metrodome in Minnesota, the Hoosiers struggled from both the mound and the plate. With only 3 hits (2 from Mack, 1 from Earley) and 0 runs in the entire game from one of the best offensive teams in the Big Ten, the Hoosiers could not get anything going at the plate. On the other hand, the Gophers were seeing the ball very well as they banged out 12 hits and 7 earned runs in 3.1 innings off IU ace Drew Leininger who entered the game with a 1.20 ERA. After chasing Leininger out of the game, the damage continue as the Minnesota bats put up 12 more hits and 7 more earned runs off Hoosier relievers Alex Zerman an Derek Roof.
Click here for the recap and here for the box score from IUHoosiers.com.
Let's hope the Hoosiers can put together a better showing today and tomorrow leave Minnesota with the series victory.