In the first game of yesterday's twin bill with Iowa, the Hoosiers topped the Hawkeyes 4-1 behind 7.2 strong innings of work from Drew Leininger. In picking up his 6th win of the year, the sophomore left-hander allowed just a single unearned on 7 hits and 4 walks while striking out 2. Chris Squires came on in relief of Leininger in the 8th and held down the Hawkeyes the rest of the way to pick up his 6th save of the season.
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Player of the Game - Alex Dickerson
The sophomore continued his hot hitting ways with another solid performance in the first game of yesterday's doubleheader. Dickerson went 2-3 with a double, a home run (his 15th) and 2 runs scored.
Stat of the Game - 3 Hoosier Errors
This stat is alarming, especially since this team has demonstrated a propensity to commit defensive miscues this year. Fortunately, though, the errors didn't burn the Hoosiers in Game 1 on Saturday. Moving forward, IU simply has to play better defensively.
Breakdown - Getting the Job Done
This was a game that IU needed to win and should have won, and the Hoosiers took care of business in doing so. As has been the norm thus far this season, Leininger was strong on the mound, and Indiana used a pair of long balls and timely hitting to put enough runs on the board to secure the victory. Obviously, this win was a great way to get the day and the series underway.