The Minnesota Twins drafted IU starting pitcher Aaron Slegers in the fifth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft Friday, selecting him with pick No. 140. Three rounds later, they took junior third baseman Dustin DeMuth with pick No. 230. And in the 26th round, the Twins took the third Hoosier who was expected to be drafted, junior closer Ryan Halstead, using pick No. 770 on IU’s all-time saves leader.
No. 1 seed IU defeated No. 2 seed Austin Peay 15-6 to snap the Governor's 16-game winning streak and advance to the regional championship game Sunday as the only undefeated team left in the Bloomington Regional.
Chad Clark ripped an 0-1 slider from Karch Kowalczyk into the left-field bullpen for a two-run, walk-off homer that propelled the Hoosiers to a 5-4 win against Valparaiso and completed a miraculous four-run ninth inning comeback Friday at Bart Kaufman Field.
IU's first NCAA Regional in Bloomington will include Florida, Austin Peay and Valparaiso. IU will open play with Valpo Friday. IU, the No. 1 seed in the regional, took two of three from Florida, the No. 2 seed in the regional, in the regular season.