News and Tribune

March 27, 2014

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Grenadiers down Miami-Hamilton, 11-2

IU Southeast collects 15 hits


NEW ALBANY — Mason Lingafelter pitched seven solid innings and Frank Pluskota drove in four runs to lead host IU Southeast past Miami (Ohio)-Hamilton on Thursday, 11-2.

The Grenadiers’ offense was dominant throughout the day, knocking around Harrier pitching for 11 runs on 15 hits.

IU Southeast’s Marcus Howard got the scoring started in the bottom of the third when his single scored Jarret Young, who had doubled to start the inning. Pluskota singled to score Elijah Burdette later in the inning for his first RBI of the day.

The Grenadiers (17-14) added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Alex Potter singled and then scored on a triple by Tyler Adams. A sacrifice fly by Young knocked in Adams.

IU Southeast broke the game open in the bottom of the seventh. Pluskota hit a two-run double for his 200th career hit, which scored Brian Crider and Kyle Asher. Potter added a two-run single later in the inning to score Pluskota and Jake Roberts.

Pluskota went 3-for-5 with four RBIs, and Potter was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

Lingafelter scattered seven hits and two runs in seven innings of work. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.

IU Southeast will open a four-game series at 5 p.m. today at Brescia.