After a 0-3 start, Indiana baseball will head to Round Rock, Texas this upcoming weekend to play in the Karbach Round Rock Classic. Indiana is still looking for its first win of the season, and it is set to face three teams in the three-day tournament.
Earlier this week, the Hoosiers were scheduled to play Miami University on Tuesday just a few days after their contest against Clemson University. It was postponed due to rainy weather conditions in the area.
Indiana looked to this game for the chance to get into the win column against a team they have fared well against in recent years, beating Miami (Ohio) in the last four contests by a combined score of 48-7.
Now after a winless opening series and a canceled game against Miami, the Hoosiers turned their eyes to this weekend. Indiana is scheduled to play University of Arkansas, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Stanford University.
Arkansas and Stanford both come into the weekend being ranked in the top 10 in Division I college baseball. After the first week of baseball, the Razorbacks stand at No. 2 and the Cardinals come in ranked at No. 6. This marks the first time Indiana will play a ranked non-conference opponent in almost two years when Indiana played the University of Mississippi.
Indiana is the only team playing in the Karbach Round Rock Classic that has not recorded a win in the 2022 season. Arkansas started its season with two wins, while both Stanford and Louisiana came in with a record of 3-1. Both teams had successful 2021 seasons, finishing the season with top-10 rankings. Arkansas finished the season ranked No.1 in the country, and then-No. 9 Stanford made its way to Omaha for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008.
The first game of the weekend, between Indiana and Arkansas, will be played at 5 p.m. Friday.
The Hoosiers will kick off the weekend with junior John-Biagio Modugno on the hill for game one. Modugno will make his second start of the year after being the opening day starter for the Hoosiers in their first game against Clemson. He pitched three innings and allowed eight hits, giving up six runs.
The following day, Indiana will play Louisiana at noon and wrap up the weekend against Stanford at noon on Sunday. Junior Jack Perkins is scheduled for the start against Louisiana. The starter against Stanford is yet to be announced.
The games will be broadcast on FloBaseball.