The Hoosiers' four-game winning streak was snapped Tuesday night after surrendering an early lead to Miami (OH).
Sophomore designated hitter Josh Lyon and junior catcher Wes Wilson hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning, but the RedHawks were able to come back and win, 8-6.
Lyon, last week’s Big Ten co-Player of the Week, also scored three runs while hitting his eighth home run and 12th double of the year for the Hoosiers (19-16). Wilson, who hit his first career collegiate home run, and junior first baseman Jerrud Sabourin each had two hits in a losing effort.
Senior outfielder Michael Earley extended his hitting streak to 12 with an eighth-inning double.
Freshman pitcher Casey Smith got the start on the mound, going two innings and giving up three runs on four hits while tallying a pair of strikeouts. Fellow freshman pitcher Mike McKinley took the loss, going two innings, allowing three important runs on two infield singles.
New roster addition Alex Zerman, who made his debut last week against Valparaiso, struck out the side in the seventh and made clean work out of the bullpen.
IU returns to action this weekend with a series against Minnesota at the Metrodome.