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Instant Recap: IU clubs Miami of Ohio 15-1


By Evan Hoopfer
Published Mar 20, 2013 8:16 pm

IU (15-3) beat up on Miami of Ohio today in Kaufman Field's first ever game, winning 15-1. IU blew the game open in the third inning, tallying seven runs in the frame. The Hoosiers completed the two game sweep of the Redhawks, outscoring them 26-3 in two days of action.

Player of the game: Junior utility player Casey Smith had five RBI's on the day and broke the game open with a bases clearing double in the third inning, pushing the Hoosier lead to 7-0 at the time. Smith also drove in the first run ever at Kaufman Field, driving in Donley on an infield single in the second inning.

The win goes to: Freshman Evan Bell threw three scoreless innings in relief of starter Aaron Slegers. Bell allowed four hits and picked up his second win of the year to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Notable number: Seven Hoosier players scored a run in today's game, with sophomore infielder Scott Donley leading the way with four. Also, the Hoosier offense went through seven Miami of Ohio pitchers.

Statistic of the day: 10 Hoosier hitters recorded a hit in today's game. The team had 19 total on the day.

Quote of note: "It's unbelievable," senior infielder Michael Basil said of the new Kaufman Field. "The difference between this and Sembower is like going from a high school field to a cathedral. It's pretty awesome, the playing surface is awesome, and the atmosphere is awesome."

Attendance in first ever game at Kaufman Field: 1,324


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