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Macciocchi, Richardson Flourishing for Hoosiers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Of course there's a back story to Grant Macciocchi's relief pitching rise from infielder anonymity.

The Indiana senior righthander didn't just emerge out of nowhere, like a fictional Roy Hobbs come to life, to shut down Big Ten offenses without 100 mph stuff.

Still, you see what he has done, highlighted by Friday night's four-inning, two-hit, six-strikeout and no-runs-allowed relief stint against Nebraska, and you wonder, where did this come from?

Hold that thought.

Of course center fielder Grant Richardson continues to play at an All-America clip -- he punished the Cornhuskers Friday night with his second triple and sixth home run for two runs batted in, then added a single and a solo homer on Saturday night, as he has basically everyone all season.