Hoosiers win 2019 opener in Memphis

by Carl James • @jovian34 • Feb 16

Pauly Milto Goes Seven 2-hit, shutout innings to get the first Hoosier win of the Jeff Mercer era.

Indiana Baseball defeated the Memphis Tigers 6-1. Matt Lloyd and Matt Gorski both had multi-hit/multi-RBI games to lead the Hoosiers offensively. Gorski also added a stolen base that lead to a run. He scored 3 of the Hoosiers runs as the lead-off hitter in the opener of the Saturday doubleheader.

Pauly Milto was absolutely dominant. Milto didn’t walk a single Tiger and struck out six. Only two hits were surrendered by the Hoosier ace, neither leading to runs. Cal Kruger pitched the 8th inning and struggled a bit with his control, walking his first batter and advancing him into scoring position on a wild pitch. Kruger limited the damage to only one run. Sophomore Connor Mannous shut the door in the ninth inning with a 1-2-3 inning to secure the win in a non-save situation.

The Hoosiers first five hitters in the batting order accumulated all 8 of the Hoosiers’ hits making the offense very efficient by generating 6 runs without any long balls.

Tanner Gordon will take the mound for the Hoosiers coming up in Game Two.

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