The final 2023 series gets underway in East Lansing
By Carl James @jovian34 May 18th, 2023
Top 9th: Hoosiers 6, Spartans 8 (FINAL)
Singles by Taylor, Tibbitts, and Mathison plate a run and bring Pyne to the plate representing the tying run. A sacrifice fly scores one more but takes Indiana to their last out. Jessee strikes out to end it.
Bottom 8th: Hoosiers 4, Spartans 8
Kraft exits with an apparent injury. A couple of wild pitches and a sacrifice fly give the Spartans some insurance.
Top 8th: Hoosiers 4, Spartans 7
Michigan State goes to their closer and set the Hoosiers down 1-2-3.
Bottom 7th: Hoosiers 4, Spartans 7
A HBP and a pair of hits and a sacrifice fly extend Sparty’s lead.
Bottom 6th: Hoosiers 4, Spartans 5
Sinnard gets his 10th strikeout of the game, but walks the bases loaded with two outs. Jeff Mercer elects to go with Ryan Kraft. A bases clearing double gives Sparty the lead.
Top 6th: Hoosiers 4, Spartans 2
Serruto singles but is stranded.
Bottom 5th: Hoosiers 4, Spartans 2
A bunt single is erased with a Sinnard pick-off.
Top 5th: Hoosiers 4, Spartans 2
A pair of doubles plates another Hoosier with two outs.
Bottom 4th: Hoosiers 3, Spartans 2
A single and walk puts a runner into scoring position and then plunks the 9-hole hitter to load the bases with two outs. Sinnard is struggling with fastball command in this inning. A flyout to Jessee in left ends the inning.
Top 4th: Hoosiers 3, Spartans 2
Cerny gets plunked to lead off the inning. Peter Serruto moves him to third with a single and Phillip Glasser drives him in with an RBI ground out. Whalen flies out. Michigan State goes to a lefty to face Taylor who strikes out.
Bottom 3rd: Hoosiers 2, Spartans 2
Sinnard gives up a two run shot to right. ⭐ Cerny catches a ball in deep foul territory.
Top 3rd: Hoosiers 2, Spartans 0
Carter Mathison rips a single and steals second, but Hunter Jessee goes down on strikes.
Bottom 2nd: Hoosiers 2, Spartans 0
Sinnard works around a single that advanced to scoring position on an error. He strikes the other three batters out. Six strikeouts so far.
Top 2nd: Hoosiers 2, Spartans 0
Hoosiers load the bases and Bobby Whalen chops a single up the minimum plating two Hoosiers.
Bottom 1st: Hoosiers 0, Spartans 0
Luke Sinnard allows a one out infield single. The nasty 12-6 curveball is strike three for out number two. A strikeout ends the inning.
Top 1st: Hoosiers 0, Spartans 0
Bobby Whalen is the first baserunner with a 1-out walk. Devin Taylor also draws a walk on a 3-1 count. They are stranded by a flyout and groundout.
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