April 9, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Indiana scored all five of its runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Northwestern 5-4 in game one of Monday's doubleheader. Freshman Joe Muraski pitched his second complete game of the year, giving up just two earned runs in the game. Classmate Jake Goebbert was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Northwestern manufactured its first run in the top of the second inning. Freshman Jake Goebbert (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) doubled down the right field line and went to third on Caleb Fields' (Oak Park, Ill./Fenwick) sacrifice bunt. Sunday's game one hero, Max Mann (Los Angeles, Calif./Brentwood) lifted a sacrifice fly into right field to score Goebbert. Mann replaced original starter Tony Vercelli (Wilmington, Ill./Wilmington) who left the game with a leg injury in the bottom of the first inning.
Wildcat starter Joe Muraski (Rothschild, Wis./D.C. Everest) got through the first five innings without giving up a run, but ran into trouble in the sixth. After starting the inning with a strikeout, Muraski gave up back-to-back singles putting runners on first and second. After a foul-fly to Jake Owens (Stevens Point, Wis./Pacelli) at third base, a two-out double put IU ahead 2-1. Three Wildcat errors and two more Hoosier singles gave Indiana a 5-1 lead. Only two of the five runs were earned.
After giving up one run in the second, Hoosier starter Jason Ferrell did not give up a hit until the top of the seventh inning.
In the seventh inning, Mann singled with the bases loaded to score the first of three runs in the inning. Freshman Chad Noble (Rockwall, Texas/Rockwall) recorded an RBI on a bases-loaded groundball error and pinch-hitter Rob Campbell (Bloomfield, Mich./Andover) coaxed a bases-loaded walk to tally his second RBI of the year. A bases-loaded double play ended the Wildcat threat and the game.