Kaup, Weldon Lead Miami to Fifth Straight Win
April 26, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Ryan Kaup registered three hits, including a bases-loaded double that gave Miami the lead for good, and Kyle Weldon went 4-for-5 as the RedHawks won their fifth straight game, 10-3 over Indiana Tuesday afternoon at Sembower Field. Brad Gschwind extended his hitting streak to eight games with a pair of singles and scored a pair of runs.
Miami (23-18) opened the scoring in the third after Kaup registered Miami's first hit with a single up the middle. He was sacrificed to second, then stole third. Indiana's Wes Wilson threw low on the play, allowing Kaup to score when the ball escaped to left field.
But the Hoosiers struck back quickly, sending nine men to the plate in their half of the third. The first four batters reached base on a pair of hits, a hit batter and walk to even the game at 1-1. A sacrifice fly put IU ahead, then a bloop single over Gschwind at third made the score 3-1.
The RedHawks went back in front with three in the fourth. Gschwind and Weldon singled around an out to put runners at first and second. After a strikeout, Cory Klenke walked on four pitches to load the bases. Kaup worked the count full, then hit the next pitch off the wall in left field to bring all three runners home.
In the fifth, Miami added to the lead when Gschwind got a two-out hit before Bryce Redeker drove the first pitch over the left field wall. A run-scoring single by Jon Edgington in trhe fifth and a sixth-inning two-run triple to the gap in right center by Ryan Brenner made the score 9-3.
Shawn Marquardt (3-5) earned the win in relief of starter Alex Brown, who allowed the three Hoosier runs in the third. Marquardt stranded two runners in the frame, then scattered five hits over the next three-plus innings.
Matt Rosinski came on to retire two batters in the seventh, then sat down six of the next seven batters to complete the effort. He was aided in the ninth by Miami's third double play of the game, a season high.
Gschwind put the RedHawks into double digits when he came home on heads-up play in the ninth. He came home from second when Weldon reached on an infield single off the pitcher and the shortstop's throw to first was in the dirt. The RedHawks' 13 hits marked the 16th time this year they had 10 or more.
Drew Leininger (4-3) took the loss for the Hoosiers, who dropped their fourth straight overall to fall to 25-16. It was Miami's fifth straight win and eighth in the last 11 games over Indiana.
Miami returns home on Friday to start a key Mid-American Conference series against Bowling Green. First pitch against the Falcons is set for 6 p.m.