IU baseball clinches share of Big Ten title


First they forced extras, then they made history.

The Hoosiers scored twice in the ninth inning before a five-run 10th — highlighted by a grand slam by Nick Ramos — propelled Indiana to a 7-2 victory over Ohio State.

The win clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title for the Hoosiers, who can win the conference outright with a win in Saturday’s rubber match in Columbus. It’s the first Big Ten title for IU since 1949.

An RBI double from Michael Basil and a run-scoring sacrifice fly from Ramos tied it in the ninth. An inning later, Scott Donley scored the go-ahead run on a sac bunt from Basil before Ramos blasted the game open with a grand slam to right field for his fifth homer of the year.

Ryan Halstead picked up the win in relief. Starter Aaron Slegers tossed eight and one-third solid innings, allowing only a pair of RBI singles in the bottom of the fourth. He retired 14 of the final 16 batters he faces, while throwing 96 pitches, 68 for strikes

The teams meet again Saturday afternoon in Columbus at 4:05 p.m. The game will be televised on Big Ten Network.

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9 comments:

  • Big E #1


    Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:03 AM EDT

    Congrats Hoosier baseball! For a few yrs IU was clearly the worst athletic program in the B1G. With an improved football team, outright champion Basketball team and now at least a share of baseball it’s safe to say IU is out of the cellar.
    I don’t expect IU to be Ohio St, but they shouldn’t be N’western either.

  • Marshall #2


    Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 3:44 PM EDT

    Seriously? The worst?

  • Aruss #3


    Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 9:19 PM EDT

    Latest IU news (since Jeremy is occupied):

    1. IU wins the outright baseball title for the first time since 1932 with an 8-1 win over O$U.

    2. Theo Pinson is expected to verbal for IU on Wednesday beating out UNC, Duke, L’ville and Georgetown.

    You’re welcome.

  • Jeremy Price #4


    Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 10:16 PM EDT

    1. Got a separate post up now for that.

    2. I’ve been hearing that Pinson favored IU for a couple months now, so I’d be surprised if his choice wasn’t the Hoosiers.

    And thank you.

  • Punjab #5


    Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 2:32 AM EDT

    I’m sure I missed something along the way. Again. But why does Aruss’ moniker come up red– which I assume means he’s a site administrator– when all others besides Jeremy, Dustin, and Andy come up in black lettering? Is Aruss an administrator, and if so why is he so snarky about out-scooping the Scoop? Again, sorry for being so ignorant, but am I just missing an inside joke here?

    By the way, way to go baseball Hoosiers! Can’t wait to visit the new field.

  • Jeremy Price #6


    Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 1:38 PM EDT

    Punjab,
    If you enter a web address along with your name and comment, the name shows up red with a link to that site.

    Aruss is not an administrator or otherwise officially affiliated with the Scoop.

  • Aruss #7


    Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 2:50 PM EDT

    “snarky”…really?!?!

    That’s messed up, bro.

  • Punjab #8


    Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 8:00 PM EDT

    Jeremy, got it. Thanks. I never bothered to check for hyperlinks. And thanks also for not making me feel like a complete ignoramus.

    Aruss, you’ve been one of the more elusive posters to get a feel for. I’m still relatively new to the Scoop, so I don’t have the historical context to tell if your posts are playful, ironic, mean-spirited, boastful, or just plain arrogant. Or maybe they just fit your mood. I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt, so I’ll assume your occasional jabs are no more ill-intentioned than my own snarky comments. Scoop on, brother.

  • Aruss #9


    Monday, May 20, 2013 - 3:49 PM EDT

    Confirmed by multiple sources: Pinson to IU.

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