Just days after Jonathan Stiever and Luke Miller decided to leave IU, another underclassman draftee has joined them in the professional ranks.
On Wednesday, junior pitcher Tim Herrin signed with the Cleveland Indians organization, becoming the final member or IU’s group of draftees to do so.
After struggling early in the season, the Terre Haute, Indiana, native managed to get back on track after a strong performance in his hometown against the Indiana State Sycamores, in which he threw four innings of one-hit baseball to pick up his first win of the year.
After returning to a starting role, Herrin produced what might have been his best performance in the cream and crimson in mid-April when the Hoosiers traveled to Victory Field in Indianapolis to take on Notre Dame. Herrin pitched the Hoosiers past the Fighting Irish, throwing six innings of one-hit baseball in IU’s 3-0 win.
From that point on, Herrin was a mainstay in the rotation, finishing the season with a 6-0 record and a 3.22 ERA. He struck out 39 and walked 23 in over 64 innings on the mound.
Herrin's departure, coupled with Stiever's departure, could create a bit of a problem for IU in 2019. The Hoosiers will have to figure out who will replace them in the weekend rotation.
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