LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trailing 9-5 entering the ninth inning, No. 24 Indiana baseball strung together a two-out rally, plating two runs and sent the tying run to the plate, but eventually fell to the No. 7 Louisville Cardinals, 9-7, in the Louisville Regional elimination game on Sunday.
• The Cardinals in the bottom of the second got a runner on with a leadoff error to set things up for a four-run inning, that was highlighted by a two-run double by Danny Oriente and a two-run single by Justin Lavey.
• In the top of third, Indiana loaded the bases with no outs, but failed to score a run.
• Louisville took the momentum into the bottom of the third with a two-run home run from Alex Binellas.
• After the Cardinals plated an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth, Indiana started a rally in the top of the sixth, scoring four runs. It started with an RBI single by senior Cade Bunnell, followed by a two-run triple by sophomore Drew Ashley, followed by an RBI groundout by senior Matt Lloyd to cut the Cardinal lead to 7-4.
• Louisville put up a two-spot in the bottom of the seventh and Indiana manufactured a run on an error in the top of the eighth to make it a 9-5 game.
• The Hoosiers rallied in the ninth with a two-out, solo home run from junior Scotty Bradley and a two-out RBI single from freshman Grant Richardson.
The Big Ten champion Hoosiers end the season with a 37-23 record. The MLB Draft begins on Monday.