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Indiana Athletics | April 30, 2014

No. 19 Hoosiers rack up 20 hits in win

  Tim O'Conner went 4-for-4 with four RBI in Indiana's win at Miami (Ohio).

OXFORD, Ohio -- The opening pitch of the game led to the first of 20 hits for the Hoosiers as Indiana (29-12) topped Miami (Ohio) (20-24) on the road on Wednesday night 16-1. IU scored in every inning except two and five Indiana pitchers gave up just a single run.

Indiana's 16 runs and 20 hits are both season highs.

Tim O'Conner went a perfect 4-for-4 with four RBI in the win. Sam Travis had a three-hit night with a double and two RBI. Kyle Schwarber hit his seventh home run of the year as he went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

Other Hoosiers with multi-hit games included Brad Hartong (two RBI) and Brian Willhite (one RBI).

IU pitcher Sullivan Stadler earned his second win this season as he went 3.0 innings without giving up a hit and added three strikeouts. Evan Bell (4K), Thomas Belcher (2K), Kent Williams (1K) and Will Coursen-Carr (1K) combined to pitch 6.0 innings, giving up just one earned run. The entire staff combined to strike out 11 RedHawk batters.

Casey Rodrigue singled on the game's first pitch. Kyle Schwarber followed with a hit before Travis singled to center to bring home Rodrigue for IU's first run of the game in the bottom of the first. Dustin DeMuth and Brad Hartong then had back-to-back singles to give the Hoosiers two more runs.

IU put another run up in the second inning thanks to an O'Conner leadoff single and steal of second base before Travis added another RBI with a single to score O'Conner.

The hits kept coming in the third inning as Brian Willhite reached with a two-out single. He later stole second and came around to score on O'Conner's second hit of the game.

The Hoosiers would add another run in the fifth with two outs as Nolden singled, Willhite walked and O'Conner struck again to bring home Nolden with a single.

Schwarber started the top of the sixth with a solo shot over the right field fence. Travis followed with a double, but was later thrown out attempting to steal third as DeMuth drew a walk. Hartong was then hit by a pitch ahead of Nolden who reached on an error to plate DeMuth for the second run of the inning. Willhite then walked to load the bases. O'Conner stepped up yet again with a 2-RBI single. Schwarber would later get his second RBI of the inning with a bases loaded walk to give IU an 11-0 lead. Indiana brough 11 batters to the plate in the sixth.

In the bottom of the seventh, Hartong hit a sac fly to center to score Ricky Alfonso.

The Hoosiers added four more runs in the top the ninth. Hartong, Craig Dedelow and Willhite all singled consecutively to begin the inning as Willhite's single plated Hartong. Austin Cangelosi later singled in a run before Nick Ramos connected for a 2-RBI single to give Indiana its most runs in a game this season.

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