No. 8 Indiana beats No. 5 Louisville, 7-2

Kyle Schwarber's mammoth 3-run shot in the ninth gave IU the insurance it needed Tuesday when the No. 8 Hoosiers completed a season sweep of No. 5 Louisville with a 7-2 road victory. The Hoosiers have won 24 of their last 26 games.

Indiana baseball is on a roll.

The Hoosiers, winners of 24 of their last 26 games, went into Jim Patterson Stadium in Louisville Tuesday and came away with another impressive victory.

Kyle Schwarber hit a mammoth three-run home run in the top of the ninth that provided insurance as No. 8 Indiana beat No. 5 Louisville 7-2.

The win completed a season sweep for IU in three games against Louisville. Overall, the Hoosiers have defeated the Cardinals four times in a row and six of the last seven.

Indiana has won nine games in a row overall and will put that streak on the line beginning Thursday in the final Big Ten series of the season when the Hoosiers play host to Minnesota. Indiana is 19-2 in Big Ten play and has already clinched at least a tie for the conference championship with three games to play. Any win this weekend gives Indiana the outright conference title for the second year in a row.

Schwarber's home run was his 10th of the season and 36th of his career at IU.

Both Scott Donley and Will Nolden had three hits for the Hoosiers.

Luke Harrison improved to 5-0 with the victory. He threw four innings of two-hit relief, allowing one run and striking out four. He came in in relief of starter Sullivan Stadler who went the first three innings.

Indiana led 3-2 going to the ninth before Nolden line a one out single up the middle and went to second on an errant pickoff attempt by Louisville. Nick Ramos singled to put runners on the corners and Tim O'Conner hit a chopper up the middle that resulted in a put out but scored Nolden from third to make it 4-2. After a walk to Casey Rodrigue, Schwarber hit his three-run shot.

Indiana will face Minnesota on Thursday and Friday at 8:05 p.m ET and then again on Saturday at 3:05 p.m. ET. All three games will be played at Bart Kaufman Field and all three will be televised live on the Big Ten Network.


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