by Chris Feeny • @iubase17 • Mar 13
Hoosier Baseball falls back under .500 after a rough day for the bullpen .
Gabe Bierman was fantastic for five innings. In his second start of the year, Bierman only gave up one unearned run, and Hoosier Baseball had a three-run lead in the sixth inning. The offense produced double digit hits for only the third game this season and they even recorded a very rare run balked in.
Then the game turned upside down.
The sixth inning was handed to Cal Krueger with the Hoosiers up 4-1. Krueger struggled mightily with his command and got behind on a 3-1 count with the bases loaded and two outs to Cincinnati 9-hole hitter Dondrae Bremner. Krueger got the count full on a foul ball, but Bremner hit a game changing, bases clearing double to make it 5-4 Bearcats .
Later, in the 8th, Jeremy Houston delivered a clutch, two-out single to tie the game at five. That tie didn’t last last long as Bremner hit a two out, two run home run in the bottom of the inning of off Grant Sloan. That would give the Sophomore five, two-out RBI’s on the day.
Hoosier Baseball got the tying run to the plate in the ninth with one out but couldn’t deliver the hit needed.
The third Hoosier Baseball loss in a row puts the season record to 7-8, matching the start of 2016 season. That was the only season in the past six where the Hoosiers didn’t qualify for an NCAA Regional. Up next is a four game series at The Bart with Canisius. Friday’s first pitch is scheduled for 4pm.