The IDS's national sports columnist Trent Stutzman gives his take on whether the MLB's Washington Nationals should shut down their star pitcher Stephen Strasburg after just 160 innings this season, even it comes before the start of the playoffs.
From aluminum bats to wood bats, Indiana to Montana, and college ball to professional ball, former IU second baseman Micah Johnson is making his transition to the minor leagues look easy.
From aluminum bats to wood bats, Indiana to Montana, and college ball to professional ball, Micah Johnson is making his transition to the minor leagues look easy.
While Americans across the country took the day off to celebrate our nation’s independence Wednesday, 24 current IU baseball players suited up for a summer league team hoping to make some fireworks of their own. Here is a list of 2012 starters who are competing this summer while they refine their skills for the 2013 season.
The Hoosiers are gaining 14 new baseball players for the 2012-13 season. Here is a breakdown of what these players accomplished this season in high school action.
After playing college baseball in Btown, Micah Johnson and Chad Martin have a chance to one day play professionally in the Windy City. The IU players were selected Tuesday night in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by Chicago’s crosstown baseball rivals.
Collegiate Baseball newspaper named IU catcher Kyle Schwarber and first baseman Sam Travis to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team Wednesday. Both players ranked in the top 10 of the conference for several major offensive categories.
With the 291st pick of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft, the Chicago White Sox use their ninth round pick on IU junior second baseman Micah Johnson and Indiana senior right-handed pitcher Chad Martin was select in the tenth round (314th overall) by the Chicago Cubs.
Tempers flared as Purdue (44-12) scored the winning run Saturday in the top of the ninth on a Dustin DeMuth throwing error to win the Big Ten Tournament and beat Indiana (32-28) 6-5 in a back-and-forth contest.
It took eleven innings for Indiana to defeat Michigan State for the second time in the Big Ten Tournament and advance to the championship round. Both wins were the result of late inning hits by shortstop Michael Basil.Indiana battles rival Purdue in championship round Saturday night. An IU win will force a final game on Sunday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Purdue starter Lance Breedlove (8-5) did not allow a runner to reach third base until the eighth inning. He held Indiana’s offense in check and lead the No. 18 Boilermakers to a 3-0 win Friday in game eight of the Big Ten Tournament.
Despite spotting the Michigan State Spartans (36-20, 13-12 in conference) an early 3-0 lead, Indiana (31-26, 17-8 in conference) battled back with a four run eighth inning to stay in the winners’ bracket of the Big Ten Conference Tournament.IU will take on bitter in-state rival and top-seeded Purdue (43-12, 18-7 in conference) at 7:05 pm. Friday. The Boilers beat Ohio State 5-4 Thursday.
The Hoosiers (30-26, 16-8) steamroll into the Big Ten Tournament as the two-seed and the hottest team in the Big Ten. IU heads into the tournament having won six straight games, 12 of its last 15 games overall, 10 of its last 12 conference games and its last four conference series. After a first-round bye, IU will open action against game two winner Michigan State (36-19, 14-11 in conference) in game three. First pitch is 3:35 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.
IU first baseman Sam Travis was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year on Tuesday, becoming just the second Hoosier to capture the honor after Alex Dickerson won the award in 2009.
The team made its third comeback victory in four games to sweep Ohio State (31-25, 11-13 in conference) on senior day. It was the team’s final game at Sembower Field.