Scouting Report: Youngstown State

Here is a quick look at Youngstown State, Indiana's first opponent Friday night in the Bloomington Regional at Bart Kaufman Field.

Top seed Indiana (42-13) will play host to Youngstown State (16-36) Friday night at 7 p.m. in the first game of the NCAA's Bloomington Regional at Bart Kaufman Field.

No. 2 Indiana State faces No. 3 Stanford at 2 p.m. ET in the other first round match up Friday.

Here is a quick look at first impressions of Youngstown State.

Team finished 6-17 in the Horizon League and was seeded sixth in the postseason tournament.

Played four games in the tourney and won them all. Beat Valparaiso 7-3 in the opener before playing top seed Wright State and winning 7-1. Next beat Milwaukee 11-5 and then beat Wright State again in the title game 5-4.

Team batting average for the season was .256. Two players hit better than .300 led by Phil Lipari at .322 and Josh White at .305.

Team was outscored 389-243 on the year.

Pitching staff had a staff ERA of 6.90. Starting pitchers combined to go 5-22 in games they started this season.

Youngstown State played one Big Ten team and lost to Penn State 15-2 on April 1. Penn State did not qualify for the Big Ten Tournament as one of the top eight seeds.

Youngstown State started the season 0-5, 1-9, 2-14 and 3-17. It was 3-17 after losing to Penn State.

Team was 4-24 on the road this year and 6-3 in neutral site games.


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