Don’t look now but the Indiana Hoosiers are making a run in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament.
Indiana (34-21) has now won 11 of its last 13 games, all in the month of May.
IU will face Maryland on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET. If the Hoosiers win, they would play the Terrapins again at 6 p.m. ET in an elimination game with the winner of that game going to the Big Ten title game on Sunday.
IU is the back-to-back defending Big Ten champs.
And IU has good history this season against Maryland. The Hoosiers swept Maryland in a three-game series May 1-3 in College Park, Md. to begin this 11 out of 13 streak. The Hoosiers scored 25 runs in that three game series.
Indiana left little doubt from the beginning against Iowa on Friday.
The Hoosiers scored three in the bottom of the second on a two-RBI triple by Austin Cangelosi, and then Cangelosi scored when the throw from the outfield got away from the third baseman.
Logan Sowers made it 7-0 in the bottom of the third when he hit a grand slam to the upper deck in left field. It was his sixth home run of the season.
Every IU starting player in the field had at least one hit against the Hawkeyes.
Christian Morris had a solid outing for the Hoosiers on the hill, going six innings and allowing two runs on five hits. Thomas Belcher pitched two good innings of relief and freshman Austin Foote came on to pitch the ninth.
Casey Rodrigue had three hits for IU with a single, double and triple. He came up in the bottom of the eighth with a shot at the cycle but flew out to left field.