Indiana concludes the season on a high note with a 7-3 victory over Maryland
by Carl James •@jovian34 • May 30th, 2021
A game moved up two hours to avoid afternoon rain would be an opportunity for the Hoosiers to end the season on somewhat of a high note.
John Modugno got the ball for the Hoosiers. He gave up one earned run on a solo shot and an unearned run on a botched pick-off play. Modugno struck out four Terps and walked three but kept the game in reach.
Indiana stayed off the board until the fifth inning. Drew Ashley drove in Kip Fougerousse with a sacrifice fly. Grant Richardson drove in Jeremy Houston with an RBI single to tie the game.
The Hoosiers took the lead in the sixth on Paul Toetz’ 18th double of the year on back-to-back home runs by Jordan Fucci and Fougerousse. Ashley then drove in Houston with an RBI double.
Jordan Fucci had another home run to go 3 for 4 to pace the Hoosiers at the plate. Ashley, Fougerousse, and Colopy each had two hits on the day. Every Hoosier batter had at least one hit to give the Hoosiers 14 hits on the day.
Nathan Stahl pitched three innings of middle relief giving up one earned run. Senior Braden Scott pitched the final two innings getting two strikeouts to seal the 7-3 Hoosier victory.
Indiana finishes the season 26-18. The win assures Indiana at least a share of 4th place in the final B1G standings pending Iowa’s final game today with Michigan State. Even with the Sunday win, the lack of a series win with a team better than Iowa, plus Indiana’s 3-7 finish down the stretch, most likely eliminates the Hoosiers from post season consideration in Monday’s NCAA Selection Show.