Balanced Attack Leads Xavier To 11-3 Win Over Indiana
March 27, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- After giving up three early runs, the Xavier pitching staff and defense held Indiana scoreless for eight innings while the XU offense broke out for an 11-3 win Tuesday. Scott Klever was credited with the win three innings of action to improve to 1-2 while the Musketeers moved to 9-15 on the year.
Offensively, Daniel Rod led the way as he went 2-for-5 at the plate with a run and two RBI.
The Hoosiers scored three runs in the bottom of the first but Xavier tied the game in the top of the third on a two-RBI single by Selby Chidemo that plated Tres Eberhardt and Patrick Paligraf. Mark Elwell scored on an IU throwing error to tie the game at 3-3.
Rod's RBI single plated Elwell and kicked off a three-run sixth inning by the Musketeers that extended the XU lead to 8-3. Xavier added three more runs in the top of the eighth to seal the victory.
XU opens the Atlantic 10 season with a three-game series against Charlotte beginning Friday at 3 p.m. at Hayden Field. Saturday's 1 p.m. contest will be video streamed live on GoXavier.com.