On Sunday he got the decision in IU’s 11-6 victory over host Florida State. In 4.0 innings of relief for starter and Big Ten pitcher of the year Aaron Slegers, Coursen-Carr (5-0) gave two hits and one earned run.
Yes, he hit a couple of batters in the fifth inning which helped the Seminoles score three runs to tie the score at 5-5. But he settled down after that as Hoosier hitters took over. Coursen-Carr struck out three and walked three.
“It was awesome,” Coursen-Carr said in the post-game press conference. “When the score was 5-5, I knew that I had to finish it from there.”
Indiana opens this weekend against Louisville (51-12) in Omaha, Neb., in a best-of-three series. That winner will advance in the eight-team tourney that could take 11 days to finish.