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Talking Hoosier Baseball – 2024 Week 12 – Purdue

Carl, Cass, and Chris discuss a crazy comeback series win in West Lafayette

By Carl James @jovian34 May 6th, 2024; WIUX radio call intro by Ben Haller; Probability overlay from 6-4-3 Charts and

The Indiana University Baseball team accomplished something that has eluded the program since 2002 – they won a weekend series in West Lafayette. It is also the first road series victory in the series for either team since the opening of Alexander and Bart Kaufman Fields in 2013.

It sure wasn’t easy for the Hoosiers. Indiana made four errors and two costly base running mistakes on the way to a 7-4 Friday night defeat. On Saturday and Sunday the Hoosiers failed to score at all in the first six innings of either game.

On Saturday, Purdue starter Luke Wagner was excellent, giving up only one hit and facing the minimum, thanks to a double play through six innings. The Hoosiers ran him after two hits in the seventh and scored 6 in that inning including a Carter Mathison three-run blast. The pitching duo of Connor Foley and Ty Bothwell were back and held Purdue to just two runs on the day as the Hoosiers ran away with the game 10-2.

On Sunday the Hoosiers again scored in only the seventh and ninth innings, but it was much closer. Indiana was crushing the ball all day but couldn’t seem to find outfield grass. Brock Tibbitts and Carter Mathison finally broke through with back to back hits in the ninth, opening the flood gates of three walks, and infield hit and an error to take the lead. Redshirt freshman pitcher Jacob Vogel pitched the final 4.0 scoreless innings to seal the win.

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