Miami Rallies, Hangs on in Ninth, for Win over Indiana
April 24, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Charles Zubrod allowed just four hits in seven innings and Miami tied a season high with 16 hits, leading Miami to a 8-7 victory over Indiana. Matt Rosinski earned his fourth save by shutting down a Hoosier rally in the ninth.
Three RedHawks each registered three hits -- Max Andresen, whose total was a career high, Ryan Curl, who earned a season-high, and Matt Honchel, who snapped a 1-for-16 slump. Curl drove in three runs with a double, single and fielder's choice.
Indiana (18-23) opened the scoring in the third when the leadoff batter, Justin Cureton, was hit by a high fastball and scored on a one-out double by Sam Travis.
Miami, 21-20 after its fourth win in five games, jumped right back in front in the fourth. Honchel led off with a single and advanced a base on a wild pitch. After a pair of strikeouts, Hoosier third baseman Chad Clark dropped a wind-blown pop-up near home, allowing Honchel to score from second.
The Hoosiers retook the lead in their half of the fourth. With one out, Ryan Brenner misplayed a grounder to put a runner on. IU followed with a single, but Zubrod earned a strikeout that would have ended the inning. Kyle Schwarber made the RedHawks pay, as he hit a full-count fastball over the wall in right center for a 4-2 lead.
Miami tied the game in the sixth with some help from the Hoosier infield. John Crummy started the rally with a single. After an flyout, Andresen singled before a wild pitch put runners on the corners. Curl hit a grounder to short but the throw for a double play was wild, making the score 4-3 and putting Curl on second. Cory Klenke laced a double down the left-field line to even the game.
The RedHawks took the for good in the seventh. Honchel beat out an infield single to first and took second on a wild pitch. After a popout and passed ball. Kevin Bower poked one through a drawn-in first baseman for the RBI single. Miami added three runs over the final two frames to open an 8-4 lead. In th eighth, Curl started with a triple and came home on a single by Brenner. Max Andresen drove in Bower with a single and curl doubled in a run in the ninth.
Zubrod (2-3) allowed just four hits over seven innings to earn the win. While giving up four runs, only one was earned, and he struck out a pair.
Brandon Adkins pitched a scoreless eighth, but got into trouble in the ninth, allowing runners to reach the corners around an out. Nathan Williams induced a ground ball but Miami was unable to turn the double play, resulting in a run. The next batter hit a 3-2 pitch over the wall in center to close the gap to 8-7. Head Coach Dan Simonds went back to the bullpen for Matt Rosinski, who threw three pitches for his fourth save.
Matt Dearden, the third Hoosier pitcher, took the loss to fall to 1-6.
The two teams meet again tomorrow in Oxford. First pitch at McKie Field is set for 6 p.m.