Manous records season-high in strikeouts for Indiana baseball
Indiana sophomore right-handed pitcher Connor Manous pitched three scoreless innings in relief in a 9-3 victory over Ball State to help the No. 23 Hoosiers improve to a 28-13 overall.
Manous, a Munster graduate, allowed only one hit and struck out a season-high five batters in the game Wednesday. He also didn’t walk anyone as Indiana got its 11th victory in the past 12 games.
On April 14, Manous also pitched two scoreless relief innings, striking out a team-high four batters in a 6-5, 10-inning victory over Evansville.
The victory helped Indiana complete the series sweep of No. 35-RPI Evansville. Manous was the first reliever in a game that saw a total of seven Indiana pitchers.
Two days prior, Manous pitched one inning of relief for a combined shutout with Pauly Milto as the Hoosiers earned a 5-0 win over Evansville.
Through 19 appearances on the mound this season, Manous is 1-0 with one save, a 2.27 ERA, eight earned runs, nine walks and 24 strikeouts in 31.2 innings, surpassing his mark last year of 14 strikeouts for the season.