You never would have known it, however, by the way he pitched Sunday afternoon against Indiana.
VanVossen fired a complete game, one-hit shutout including eight strike outs in a 7-0 victory over Indiana in the first game of a doubleheader at Bart Kaufman Field.
Indiana’s only hit was a one-out single by Craig Dedelow in the bottom of the third. Indiana left a total of five runners on.
Indiana (23-16, 6-9) now really needs a big effort out of starter Caleb Baragar in the second game of the doubleheader that will begin at approximately 3:10 p.m. Sunday.
Michigan State improved to 24-17 and 8-6 in Big Ten play.
The Hoosiers won game Game 1 of the series on Friday, 6-1. Saturday’s game was postponed because of rain and rescheduled for Sunday.
IU got a solid effort out starter Jake Kelzer who pitched 5 and 2/3 innings, scattering five hits and allowing just one earned run.
But the Spartans broke the game open with five runs in the seventh, teeing off on Thomas Belcher and Evan Bell.
AllHoosiers.com is at Bart Kaufman Field today and will have a report from the second game, too.