No players wore the IU uniform at the Grand Park Summer College League All-Star game Thursday at Victory Field in Indianapolis, but you could tell who belonged to the IU baseball team from their batting helmets.
The all-star game brought 10 IU baseball players to the same field for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic. The IU players were split up with three on the red team and seven on the blue team, but they socialized throughout the game with high-fives and hugs.
The top IU player of the game was junior third baseman Cole Barr, who drove in three runs on a triple to right-center during the sixth inning. His hit ultimately won the game for the red team in a 4-2 victory.
Junior second baseman Cooper Trinkle made it on base twice for the blue team with a two-out walk in the ninth and a single off IU sophomore pitcher Braydon Tucker in the fifth inning.
Incoming freshman third baseman Kip Fougerousse, who started at third baseman for the blue team, made it on base due to a throwing error at first base that turned into a double and brought in a run for the blue team.
Freshman pitchers Reese Sharp and Zach Behrmann took the mound for partial innings, and junior pitcher Tommy Sommer threw a quick but powerful three-up, three-down inning for the blue team. Junior utility player Drew Ashley made an appearance at catcher for the blue team, batting twice.
IU sophomore Grant Richardson and freshman Ethan Vecrumba, both outfielders, rostered but never played.