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Indiana Vs. Michigan State, 2012 Big Ten Baseball Tournament: Hoosiers Rallies To Defeat Spartans, 6-4

The Indiana Hoosiers survived a scare on Thursday after falling behind 3-0 early to Michigan State, but an eighth inning rally helped the Hoosiers advance, 6-4.

Michigan State jumped ahead on a three-run home run in the second inning by designated hitter Blaise Salter.

But the Hoosiers battled back two innings later with an RBI single by second baseman Micah Johnson and a sacrifice fly from Hoosiers shortstop Michael Basil to cut the lead to 3-2.

After Michigan State tacked on another run, Indiana trailed 4-2 heading into the bottom of the eighth. An RBI single by firs baseman Sam Travis started the rally and then the Hoosiers took the lead when Basil hit a two-RBI double. Third baseman Dustin DeMuth made the score 6-4 with an RBI single.

The Spartans loaded the based with no one out in the top of ninth, but they could not score a run.

On Friday, Indiana will face the winner of Purdue and Ohio State, while the Spartans also play tomorrow, but the opponent and time of the game are yet to be determined.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.