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Seven Hoosiers make All-Big Ten teams for IU baseball

Sophomore Outfielder Grant Richardson swings at a pitch against Illinois on April 9. IU had one player named First-Team All-Big Ten, while two were named Second-Team All-Big Ten.
Sophomore Outfielder Grant Richardson swings at a pitch against Illinois on April 9. IU had one player named First-Team All-Big Ten, while two were named Second-Team All-Big Ten.

Seven IU baseball players were honored with All-Big Ten honors Sunday afternoon. 

Sophomore center fielder Grant Richardson was the lone IU player to make First-Team All-Big Ten. Richardson led the team with a .320 batting average and was second with 32 RBIs and seven home runs. 

Sophomore starting pitchers Gabe Bierman and McCade Brown were Second-Team selections. In the conference, Bierman was third in ERA at 2.68, fourth in opposing batting average at .179, and ninth with 74.0 innings pitched. 

Brown’s 3.39 ERA was eighth in the Big Ten. He was first in opposing batting average at .164 and total hits allowed with 35 and fifth with 97 total strikeouts. 

Junior third baseman Cole Barr made the Third-Team as an at-large selection. Barr led the Hoosiers with 8 home runs and 35 RBIs, and was second on the team with a .292 batting average. 

Three IU players made the All-Freshman team. Second baseman Paul Toetz, right fielder Morgan Colopy and relief pitcher John Modugno were all honored. Toetz led the Big Ten with 18 doubles, and was third on the team with a .281 batting average. Colopy was fourth on the team with a .274 batting average.

Modugno started four games and had 16 appearances for the Hoosiers, finishing the season with a 2.09 ERA. The right hander went 3-1 on the season, striking out 40 batters in 38.2 total innings. 

IU finished their season at 26-18, fourth in the Big Ten. It awaits the NCAA tournament selection show on Monday, where the NCAA will announce the 64 team field for the NCAA tournament.

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