BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana baseball (8-8) strung together 18 hits for 18 runs in a 18-6 victory over the Canisiuis Golden Griffins on Friday afternoon.
- After Canisius manufactured a run to start the game, Indiana plated six runs in the top of the first inning on three hits and three hit-by-pitch. Freshman Grant Richardson had an RBI single while junior Matt Gorski and sophomore Drew Ashley had the other base hits in the inning.
- The Golden Griffins cut the lead to one run with a four-run fourth inning with four hits, one being wind-aided, and an error to make it a 6-5 Indiana lead.
- The Hoosiers answered back with four runs in the bottom half, as senior Matt Lloyd singled, sophomore Cole Barr doubled to plate the first run. RBI singles by freshman Sam Crail, sophomore Jeremy Houston and an RBI double by Gorski made it a 10-5 game.
- In the bottom of the fifth inning, senior Ryan Fineman hit a two-run home run to up the lead to seven. A double by Richardson led to an RBI single by Crail to jump the score to 13-5.
- Freshman Jake Skrine hit an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth and Fineman hit a two-run single to give the Hoosiers a 16-5 edge. Richardson then hit a two-run homer to tack on to the lead.
- The Hoosiers tallied 18 hits, the most since getting 21 against Northwestern on April 15, 2018, while the 18 runs were also the most since Northwestern in the same game.
- Indiana’s six-run first inning marked its season-high for runs in an inning. The Hoosiers’ previous high was four runs, which they reached four times, last against UConn on March 2.
- Fineman went 3-for-3 with five RBI, four runs, a home run and a double. The five RBI and four runs each match career-highs for him (both happened vs. Butler on 3/30/18). The home run was the second of the year for Fineman and 14th of his career.
- Gorski went 4-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored. The four hits match a career-high for Gorski (third time, last vs. Ball State on 4/8/18) and the two doubles are a career-best for him.
- The Fishers, Ind.-native now carries an 11-game hitting streak and logged his 44th career multi-hit game, including his sixth this season.
- In his second career start, Richardson went 3-for-6 with three RBI, three runs scored and his first career home run.
- Senior starting pitcher Pauly Milto went six innings, allowing four earned runs with three strikeouts.
- Sophomore Braden Scott tossed two perfect innings of relief, striking out two hitters.
- Juniors Brad Busald and Carter Bridge each made their debuts in an IU uniform.
The Hoosiers and Golden Griffins will play a doubleheader beginning at noon ET on Saturday.