Talking Hoosier Baseball – 2024 Week 11 – Rutgers

Carl, Cass, and Chris discuss a home series sweep over the Scarlet Knights

By Carl James @jovian34 May 3rd, 2024

The Indiana University Baseball team went 3-0, sweeping Rutgers at the Bart this past weekend. This is the second series sweep for the Hoosiers this season, the first at home and the first in conference play. Oh.. and the Hoosiers did this all without the services of ace starter Connor Foley or Brock Tibbitts.

Friday the Hoosiers threw a trio of bullpen arms for three innings each who held a very potent Rutgers offense to three runs. Brandon Keyster, Julian Tonghini, and Brayden Risedorph held the Scarlet Knights at bay while Joey Brenczewski, Cal Sefcik, and Nick Mitchell did damage at the plate against a legit Friday night starter to give the Hoosiers an 8-3 win.

Saturday the Hoosiers clinched their fourth straight conference series win. Devin Taylor racked up 11 total bases and the Hoosier offense kept the Hoosiers ahead when Ty Bothwell handed the ball to Drew Buhr who was lights out for 5 innings.

Sunday, the Hoosiers swept the series in run-rule fashion needing only two pitchers with Aydan Decker-Petty carrying a bulk of the workload in the win. Taylor, Sefcik, and Mitchell all hit long balls along with Tyler Cerny hitting a grand slam and Carter Mathison hitting his 40th home run as a Hoosier.

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