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IU baseball’s Barr, Richardson earn Midwest All-Region Second Team honors

Junior Infielder Cole Barr makes the catch against Ohio State on May 24. Barr earned his second All-Region selection after leading IU with eight home runs and 35 RBI.
Junior Infielder Cole Barr makes the catch against Ohio State on May 24. Barr earned his second All-Region selection after leading IU with eight home runs and 35 RBI.

IU baseball junior third baseman Cole Barr and sophomore outfielder Grant Richardson were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Midwest All-Region Second Team on Wednesday.

Barr played in 44 games in 2021, finishing the season with a .292 batting average. He led IU in home runs with eight, RBI with 35, a .526 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .415.

It was Barr’s second time being named to the ABCA All-Region Second Team, following his sophomore year in 2019 where he hit 17 home runs and was named Second-Team All-Big Ten. Barr was selected Third-Team All-Big Ten this season.

Richardson, a First-Team All-Big Ten selection, paced the Hoosiers with a .320 batting average. In 44 starts, Richardson had 33 RBI, 11 stolen bases and 18 extra base hits.

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