‘Cats Comeback Effort Falls Short in Series Opener

EVANSTON, Sick. — Northwestern (11-11, 11-11) dropped the to start with recreation of a 3-recreation collection, 5-four, in opposition to Indiana (14-seven, 14-seven) in a Friday afternoon thriller at Miller Park. 

Soon after falling driving 5-, the Wildcats scored 4 runs in the base of the seventh inning to convey the recreation in just one. 

Trailing 5- headed into the base of the seventh, the Wildcats mounted a furious rally. David Dunn started out matters off with a leadoff stroll on a comprehensive depend, followed by just one-out singles from Evan Minarovic and Ethan O’Donnell. Leo Kaplan drove the to start with Wildcat operate on an infield one to third base. Anthony Calarco followed Kaplan, driving Minarovic in. One batter later on, Stephen Hrustich belted a ball to remaining discipline, using a bounce on the warning track ahead of likely more than the ball for a ground-rule double, scoring Kaplan and Calarco.

The Wildcats acquired a runner on in both equally the eighth and ninth innings, but could not convey the runner household in both inning. The Wildcats concluded with nine hits with seven of the nine Wildcat starters notching a hit. Kaplan led the crew with two hits. 

Garrett Boeckle was robust in relief, recording 3 strikeouts in 3 innings. 

Northwestern will look to tie the collection up at just one tomorrow at 1 p.m. CT in opposition to the Hoosiers, with protection reside on Large Ten Network+.