Hoosiers win CWS opener 2-0 over Louisville

Joey DeNato’s four-hitter helped Indiana to a 2-0 win over Louisville 2-0 in the Hoosiers’ first appearance in the College World Series in front of a TD Ameritrade Park-record crowd of 27,122. Indiana improved to 49-18 and the Hoosiers face Mississippi State on Monday at 8 p.m. ET. See more in this post, including video highlights, photos, box score, and more links.

Mississippi State  (49-18) moved on to Monday’s game with Indiana by beating Oregon State 5-4 earlier.

DeNato allowed three singles and a double in his second complete game. He struck out eight and walked three. Indiana is the first Big Ten team in the CWS since Michigan in 1984 and gave the conference its first win in Omaha since the Wolverines beat Stanford in 1983.

With DeNato’s performance, IU becomes the first school to toss a shutout in its first CWS game since Georgia Tech in 1994 (beat Cal State Fullerton 2-0). Georgia Tech  went on to play in the championship game that year. Read the full recap at IUHoosiers.com.

Earlier on Saturday, Indiana’s Tracy Smith was selected as the National Coach of the Year, announced by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Read more at IUHoosiers.com.

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Indiana

BATTER POS AB R H RBI BB SO AVG OBP
11 Will Nolden RF 2 1 1 0 3 1 .304 .396
10 Kyle Schwarber C 5 1 2 0 0 3 .376 .467
6 Sam Travis 1B 3 0 1 0 1 2 .314 .399
3 Scott Donley DH 3 0 1 1 1 0 .361 .412
4 Chris Sujka PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .369
7 Michael Basil SS 3 0 1 1 0 1 .315 .367
16 Dustin DeMuth 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .382 .419
20 Casey Smith LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 .310 .352
18 Trace Knoblauch PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .069 .222
36 Tim O’Conner LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .200
29 Chad Clark 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 .236 .297
22 Justin Cureton CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .309
Total 31 2 7 2 6 13
2B: Nolden 1(5)
RBI: Donley 1(59), Basil 1(49)
PITCHER IP H R ER BB SO BF ERA
23 Joey DeNato 9.0 4 0 0 3 8 32 2.52
Total 9.0 4 0 0 3 8 32
Win: Denato
#P: Denato 136(83 Strikes)

Louisville

BATTER POS AB R H RBI BB SO AVG OBP
10 Adam Engel CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .236 .322
15 Cole Sturgeon RF/P 3 0 2 0 0 0 .332 .388
30 Ty Young 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .379
20 Coco Johnson LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .327 .371
42 Jeff Gardner DH 2 0 0 0 1 1 .331 .399
43 Matt Helms RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .289
4 Alex Chittenden PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .317
2 Zach Lucas 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .352
26 Zak Wasserman 1B 2 0 0 0 0 2 .233 .297
8 Danny Rosenbaum PH/1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .282
41 Shane Crain C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .228 .294
17 Sutton Whiting SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 .312 .374
Total 28 0 4 0 3 8
2B: Engel 1(8)
PITCHER IP H R ER BB SO BF ERA
15 Cole Sturgeon 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.08
24 Chad Green 2.0 3 2 2 4 4 12 2.42
13 Cody Ege 4.1 3 0 0 2 6 19 1.04
35 Dace Kime 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 8 2.99
Total 9.0 7 2 2 6 13 40
Loss: Green
#P: Sturgeon 4(3 Strikes), Green 59(33 Strikes), Ege 69(45 Strikes), Kime 26(15 Strikes)

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shookwriter27 on 6/16/2013 @ 12:13am EDT Said:

Go Hoosiers!

Faygo on 6/16/2013 @ 6:21pm EDT Said:

This Spartan is proud of Big Ten rep Indiana. Go Hoosiers, for all of us!

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