It took sophomore infielder Drew Ashley 19 games to hit his first home run as a Hoosier. But when the ball left his bat in the 12th inning against Illinois on April 28, 2018, it gave IU a walk-off win and showed fans what Ashley was capable of.
He would be named to the All-Big Ten Freshman team when the season ended and has been a key piece in the lineup for IU under new Head Coach Jeff Mercer this season.
Ashley joined Indiana Daily Student baseball beat reporters Stefan Krajisnik and Jared Rigdon to discuss this season and his career with the Hoosiers.
0:30 — Current state of the team
3:20 — Ashley's role in numerous positions
4:15 — Adjusting to a new coaching staff
6:40 — Senior pitcher Pauly Milto as a hitter
7:00 — Inspiration to produce on offense with strong starting pitching
8:00 — Ashley's freshman season
9:00 — Playing alongside current infielders
11:00 — Depth of team
14:50 — Experience from deep run last season