Indiana/Illinois makeup game

k9_r

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Somehow Indiana gets a makeup game but we don't. Anyway, this game has started. Cloudy with light off and on rain.
Bothwell pitching for Indiana. He is our Jake Bunz, fourth game starter and bullpen guy. In Piscataway, Indiana juggled their rotation and sent Bothwell out for our 1st game with them. He did well that day.

Illinois' 1st ups went 2 Ks and a walk then a caught stealing. The runner easily beat the ball to the bag and the throw was off line towards 3rd. Sadly, the guy overslid the bag by three feet. Tagged out as he laid there in the dirt. Too funny.

Indiana got two walks and three outs in their 1st.
 
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k9_r

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Play by play is good but the camera guy must be a freshman. Still learning the camera controls. Lame. And just the one camera somewhere behind the plate. Also lame. Guess this is what we get next week.
 

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2nd inning

Illinois opens with a double and a fielding error scores one (1-0 Illinois)
Single gets the corners
Two out squeeze bunt scores another (2-0 Illinois) Two out squeeze! Who'da thunk?

Very brief rain delay

Walk and a two out single gets Indiana 1st and 2nd
Wild pitch gets 2nd and 3rd
Fly out ends the inning

2-0 Illinois.
 

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3rd inning

Illinois up
Two out HBP takes 1st
Walk get 1st and 2nd
K ends the Illini half
Bothwell has 2 BB, 7 Ks after 3 while trailing 0-2

Indiana up (Illinois changes pitchers)
Two out single
RBI double (2-1 Illinois)
K ends the inning

2-1 Illinois
 

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4th inning

Illinois up (Modugno in for Bothwell, Modugno is a bullpen mainstay for Indiana)
1, 2, 3 and Illinois' 4th is done

Indiana up
Single to center
Single to center - two on
Sac bunt - 2nd and 3rd, one out (Illinois pitching change)
HBP loads the bases - one out
Sac fly to center scores one - two on, two outs (tied game, 2-2)
K ends the inning

2-2 tie
 

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5th inning

Illinois up
1, 2, 3 they're done

Indiana up
Single to right
K - one on, one out
K - one on, two outs
K and the 5th is over

2-2 tie
 

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6th inning

Illinois up
Two out walk
K and their 6th is done - I thought this team could hit. Oof!

Indiana up
1, 2, 3 inning over

2-2 tie
 

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7th inning

Illinois up (new Indy pitcher)
One out walk
Double play, Illinois is done

Indiana up
Single off the pitcher's ankle. Ouch! He's done. Had five Ks in his 2.2 innings. Ouch again.
Ground out moves runner to 2nd - one away
Ground out - two away
K, the 7th is over

2-2 tie
 

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8th inning

Illinois up
Two out single
Ground out, they done

Indiana up
Leadoff single to right
K - one on, one out
Pinch runner steals 2nd, injured, pinch-pinch runner on 2nd now
Ground out, pinch-pinch runner to 3rd - two away
Fly out, inning over. Pinch-pinch runner left at 3rd

2-2 tie
 

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9th inning (God, get this game over, plz)

Illinois up
Three Ks - big shot Illinois bats dead all day

Indiana up
Leadoff HBP
Fly out to deep center - one on, one out
K - one on, two outs
Ground out - stupid extras

2-2 tie
 

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10th inning

Illinois up (Illinois wins?)
Strikeout
Solo home run!!! (3-2 Illinois!)
Strikeout - two away
Fly out

Indiana up
Leadoff single to right
Strike out
Passed ball moves runner to 2nd
Fly out, runner holds at 2nd - two outs
Strike out!!!

Illinois wins!! 3-2
 

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Maybe we shouldn’t play Northwestern again. Our luck we’d lay an egg when we shouldn’t. I’ll take the extra 1/2 game lead though.
 
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