IU Baseball sweeps doubleheader

Indiana opened play in the Snowbird Baseball Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. Friday with wins over Villanova and Charlotte. Game three in the tournament is Saturday against St. Joseph's.

Indiana baseball picked up a pair of victories Friday at the Snowbird Baseball Classic at North Charlotte Regional Park in Port Charlotte, Fla.

The Hoosiers beat Villanova 4-3 on a walk-off RBI single by Casey Rodrigue in the bottom of the ninth inning that plated Austin Cangelosi. Cangelosi had walked and stole second before scoring on Rodrigue’s single.Later in the day, Indiana defeated Dartmouth 8-6. The Hoosiers scored seven runs in the bottom of the second inning and then held on for the victory.

Thomas Belcher recorded the win against Villanova to improve to 2-0 on the season. He had six strikeouts. Logan Sowers and Rodrigue each had home runs in the game, too.

Christian Morris got the win for IU against Dartmouth.

Indiana (6-4) was back in action Saturday against St. Joseph’s at 2 p.m.

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