IU pounds out 20 hits in win

Indiana improved to 29-12 on the season with a convincing 16-1 victory over the Miami RedHawks Wednesday night in Oxford, Ohio. The Hoosiers had a season high in runs (16) and hits (20) in the win in their final tune up before facing rival Purdue this weekend at Bart Kaufman Field. Friday night's first game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET.

If Indiana was looking for a tune up for its Big Ten weekend series with rival Purdue which begins on Friday, the Miami University RedHawks proved to be a confidence builder.

Twelve different Hoosiers collected at least one base hit Wednesday and Indiana posted season highs in runs and hits in an easy 16-1 road victory at Hayden Park in Oxford, Ohio.

Indiana (29-12) pounded out a season-best 20 hits in the game. Five players had at least two hits and five had at least two RBI. Tim O'Conner was 4-for-4 with a game-high four RBI. Sam Travis also had three hits and two RBI.

Since March 28, Indiana has won 17 of its last 19 games.

Miami (20-24) managed just five hits and didn't score until the bottom of the ninth.

Five Hoosier pitchers saw action in the game and starter Sullivan Stadler was credited with the win, going the first three innings and not allowing a hit. Miami didn't get its first hit until the bottom of the fifth inning.

For the most part it was singles-fest for Indiana. Eighteen of IU's 20 hits were singles. The only two extra base hits were a solo home run by Kyle Schwarber in the top of the sixth and double by Travis in the same inning.

IU got all the runs it needed in the top of the first as Travis, Dustin DeMuth and Brad Hartong all had RBI singles.

Travis added an RBI single in the top of the second to make it 4-0 and O'Conner picked up his first RBI of the day with a single in the third. Through three innings, IU was up 5-0 and already had nine hits.

Even with the 16 runs, Indiana could have scored much, much more. The Hoosiers left 15 runners on base.

IU is now 7-1 this season in mid-week games.


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