Indiana 10, Delaware 8
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kyle Kramer drove in four runs, including a tie-breaking RBI-single in the eighth inning, as Indiana beat Delaware 10-8 Friday in the NCAA Midwest Regional.
The Hoosiers scored three times in the eighth against Delaware reliever Scott Gellert (5-2) to break up a game that had been tied at 6.
Micah Nori reached on an error to start the rally, and after a sacrifice bunt, Ryan Dillon bunted for a hit. Kramer followed with his RBI-single, then Mike Crotty had a sacrifice fly and Matt Braughler singled home Kramer for a 9-6 lead.
Indiana added an insurance run in the top of the ninth and Delaware, despite scoring twice in the bottom of the ninth, was eliminated from the tournament.
``It wasn’t the prettiest of games,″ said Indiana head coach Bob Morgan. ``We were flat after last night’s game (a 4-0 loss to Wichita State), but we survived and we’re still alive.″
Each team committed two errors and both starting pitchers were hit hard. Indiana’s Brian Partenheimer (9-2) was the winner, allowing 10 hits in 7 1-3 innings, with only three of his six runs earned. Delaware starter Adam Lamanteer gave up 10 hits and six runs, all earned, in six innings.
Delaware’s Dan Hammer had two hits, including a homer, and drove in four runs. The Blue Hens ended their season with a 44-12 record.
Indiana (43-17) was to play the loser of another Friday game, Cal State-Fullerton vs. Rice, on Saturday.