The Hoosiers left Seattle winning only one of their three games. They won their first game versus Washington but drop the following two against top-ranked Oregon State and San Diego.
Indiana won the first game 1-0 behind a stellar performance from Pauly Milto. Milto took a no-hitter to the eighth inning and ended allowing only one hit with six strikeouts. The Greenwood, Indiana native has been the ace of the staff all year with a 1.86 season ERA. Hoosiers got the only run of the game from Drew Ashley in an 0-2 count with two outs in the top of the sixth. Milto’s performance earned a Big Ten pitcher of the week accolade.
⚪️ 8 IP, 1 H vs. Washington
🔴 3-1, 1.86 ERA
⚪️ 2nd Career Pitcher of Week pic.twitter.com/azpfNS4jh7
— Indiana Baseball ⚾️ (@IndianaBase) March 11, 2019
Game two was less of a pitcher’s duel as Indiana fell to Oregon State 8-3. The Hoosiers got off to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first due to a two-run home run by Matt Lloyd. Errors have been an early-season problem for IU as they had three in this game leading to a few unearned runs. Oregon State proved why they are ranked as the best team in the country as they would not go away and continued to stack hit after hit. They ended with eleven hits on the game while excluding the three errors, Indiana had some spectacular defensive plays.
The Hoosiers went into Sunday hoping it would be their easiest opponent on the weekend and left with a 5-3 loss against San Diego. The Toreros came in ranked the lowest of Indiana’s opponents this weekend despite their 12-4 record. The Hoosiers went down early after two HBP’s, a single and an error led to three runs in the top of the first. Indiana battled back to make it a one-run game entering the seventh, but San Diego tacked on an insurance run at the top of the ninth and closed out the game.
IU now sits at 7-7 on the year. Their next game is midweek at Cincinnati with first pitch slated for 4 PM. These two teams faced off on February 26 where the Hoosiers beat the Bearcats 7-1.