Live Blog of first midweek match-up at the Bart
By Carl James @jovian34 February 21st, 2023,
Morgan Colopy photo by Zach Greene for iubase.com
Home opener W. pic.twitter.com/qjdfZXZ9Aq— Indiana Baseball (@IndianaBase) February 22, 2023
Top 9th: Miami 5, Indiana 13
Sophomore Cooper Hellman making his second appearance of the season. Hellman strikes out his first batter looking with a back-door breaking pitch. Applewick got on via hit by pitch. After a single and an error, Hellman ends the inning with no damage via a groundout. Hoosiers win!
Bottom 8th: Miami 5, Indiana 13
1-2-3 inning for Miami. Whalen had a loud out to end the inning.
Top 8th: Miami 5, Indiana 13
Luke Hayden is out for his second appearance this season. He gives up a double, and a wild pitch, which leads to a run. A batter is questionably called out at second trying to stretch a double. Hayden ends the inning with a strikeout.
Bottom 7th: Miami 4, Indiana 13
I have run out of things to say about Hunter Jessee’s hitting. Jessee hits an opposite field, two-run, blast driving in Tyler Cerny who got hit by a pitch. Josh Pyne gets on with a single. Ellis strikes out.
Top 7th: Miami 4, Indiana 11
Yoho is back out. Harrison and Applewick get on with hits. Yoho gets out of it with three more strikeouts.
Bottom 6th: Miami 4, Indiana 11
Tibbitts misses a home run foul, then strikes out. Mathison flies out to center. Whalen grounds out to short for Miam’s first 1-2-3 inning.
Top 6th: Miami 4, Indiana 11
Redshirt Senior right hander Craig Yoho is the new Hoosier pitcher. In his first appearance, he goes 1-2-3 getting two strikeouts with some impressive stuff and ends the inning catching a comebacker.
Bottom 5th: Miami 4, Indiana 11
Glasser hits a triple with one out and Jessee drives him in with a sacrifice fly. Pyne fouls a ball off of his foot and then then gets beaned in the back so hard the ball cleared the netting. Miami elects to switch pitchers. Ellis grounds out to end the inning.
Top 5th: Miami 4, Indiana 10
Freshman right hander Brayden Risedorph takes the mound and walks Applewick on a full count. Risedorph gets back into the zone for a strikeout. A check swing ground ball advances Applewick to scoring position with two outs. Risedorph ends the threat with his second strikeout of the inning.
Bottom 4th: Miami 4, Indiana 10
Pyne starts the inning with a single and advances to third with no outs as Ellis gets on via an Applewick error at second base. An RBI fielder’s choice scores Pyne. Mathison struck out. Whalen gets on with a single. Colopy fouled out stranding two.
Top 4th: Miami 4, Indiana 9
Lefty Nathan Ball is the fourth pitcher of the day for Indiana, and the fourth to walk a batter in his inning. A single gives Miami a two-on, no-out threat. A bunt single loads the bases with no outs and Ball’s day comes to a quick end. RHP Cooper Katskee is the new pitcher and gives up a double off the top the centerfield wall but Whalen gathers it quickly and the first base runner was tagged out by Ellis at the plate. Another RBI-double over Whalen’s head cuts the Hoosier lead to five runs. Katskee gives up another hit to put runners on the corners with one out. After a Dustin Glant mound visit, Katskee strikes out the next two on six straight pitches.
Bottom 3rd: Miami 1, Indiana 9
Hunter Jessee in on FIRE, now 2-2 with a one-out single after getting 4 hits on Sunday. Pyne singles on a Texas League single to shallow right center. Ellis one hops the centerfield fence with an RBI-double. Brock Tibbitts hits a 2-RBI triple off of the right-centerfield fence. Mathison strikes out looking on a breaking ball. Whalen and Colopy both work full-count walks. This prompt a call to the Miami bullpen. Tyler Cerny drives in another run with an infield single, for his first hit and RBI as a Hoosier. A wild pitch scores Bobby Whalen. Phillip Glasser drives in two more with an RBI single.
Phillip Glasser steals second base. Hunter Jessee bats again, this time grounding out to end the seven run Hoosier inning.
Top 3rd: Miami 1, Indiana 2
Freshman righty Connor Foley now on the mound for the Hoosiers. Foley strikes out his first. Miami’s Tommy Harrison hit a 2-2 pitch over the right field fence to cut the Hoosier lead to one run. Foley walks the next batter on a 3-1 count. This prompts a visit from pitching coach Dustin Glant. Applewick is retired on flyout to left field. Matthew Ellis throws out the attempted base stealer to end in the inning.
Bottom 2nd: Miami 0, Indiana, 2
Miami pitcher Nick Vardavas struck out his third straight Hoosier before walking Carter Mathison. Bobby Whalen hit a single to left field. Morgan Colopy drives in Mathison on a hard hit single off the glove of the third baseman. That is Colopy’s first hit of the season. Tyler Cerny grounds into a double play ending the inning with Whalen stranded at third base.
Top 2nd: Miami 0, Indiana 1
Freshman righty Evan Whiteaker is on the bump now for Indiana. Whiteaker strikes out the first two batters he faces. A full count walk get’s Miami’s second baserunner of the game, but this one gets erased too, this time via a pick-off play.
Bottom 1st: Miami 0, Indiana 1
Phillip Glasser lead off the inning with a soft ground ball to second base. Hunter Jessee goes yard on a 3-1 pitch to give the Hoosiers an early 1-0 lead. The hit was clocked at 103 mph off the bat. Josh Pyne and Matthew Ellis both struck out.
Top 1st: Miami 0, Indiana 0
Miami’s Evan Applegate (transfer from IU) walked on five pitches. Manase went 2-0 on the next batter prompting a mound visit from Glasser, Cerny and Ellis. On the next pitch Manase induced a ground ball double play to JOsh Pyne at third, erasing the walk. The inning ended on a shallow flyout to left-centerfield.
Starting Lineup for the Hoosiers:
First up at The Bart for the ‘2️⃣3️⃣ season. pic.twitter.com/OSM6cYcq33— Indiana Baseball (@IndianaBase) February 21, 2023
Freshman Tyler Cerny getting the start at second base today after sophomore Evan Goforth got most of the work over the weekend. Matthew Ellis starting at catcher as he did Friday. Coach Jeff Mercer is adding the fourth outfielder as the bat at DH. On Friday that was Carter Mathison. Today it will be Hunter Jessee who gets a break from playing in the field. Jessee is coming off a great day Sunday where he got on base five times.
Junior righty Seti Manase, a junior college transfer, will be the opening pitcher. Manase pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to conclude the Hoosier’s Sunday win at Auburn. Coach Mercer said that Manase could have pitched more Sunday. Expectations should be for a limited open, perhaps two innings.