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Senior Wes Wilson rounds third to score Sunday at Sembower Field.

Baseball sweeps Michigan State, stays in Big Ten race

Fighting to keep its postseason hopes alive, IU won three games, including a 13-12 marathon victory in 15 frames Saturday and Sunday, to claim a crucial series sweep of Big Ten-leading Michigan State at Sembower Field.

DeNato named top Big Ten pitcher of week

Freshman pitcher Joey DeNato started a Friday game for the first time in his collegiate career May 6 against Northwestern. His eight shutout innings and seven strikeouts in the Hoosiers’ 5-0 win against the Wildcats earned him the conference’s Pitcher of the Week award.

Senior infielder Jerrud Sabourin rounds third base during baseball practice Wednesday at Sembower Field.

Baseball looks to snap 7-game skid in weekend series

The seven straight losses for Tracy Smith’s ballclub account for the most losses since 2008. During that stretch, IU has left 57 runners on base while being outscored 55-19 with 15 of those 55 runs being unearned.

Senior catchers Dylan Swift and Wed Wilson talk while catching during baseball practice Wednesday at Sembower Field.

Senior catchers push each other throughout time at IU

As Dylan Swift and Wes Wilson look back on their years in Bloomington and their growth together as members of the IU baseball team, they believe the Hoosiers will receive solid production from the catcher position no matter who dons the gear in a given game.

IU aims to end slide against Purdue

In advance of a weekend series with Big Ten-leading Purdue in West Lafayette, IU coach Tracy Smith said his team’s recent skid might have more to do with the nature of baseball than with any shortcomings by the Hoosiers (25-16, 6-6).

IU looks to gain confidence back

Junior Alex Dickerson knows that today’s game against Miami (Ohio) (22-18) only counts for one tally in the win or loss column, but coming off the Hoosiers’ first three-game losing streak this season, this is not an average midweek game.

Freshman infielder Dustin DeMuth reacts to a foul ball during IU's 5-2 loss to Minnesota on Sunday at Sembower Field.

Hoosiers swept by Golden Gophers

For the first time since April 2008, the IU baseball team fell victim to being swept in a weekend series.

Sophomore infielder Micah Johnson swings at a pitch during IU's 5-1 victory against Morehead State on Wednesday at Sembower Field. The Hoosiers will take on Minnesota today at home.

Hoosiers to take on Gophers

A 6-3 record in Big Ten play has been good enough for a share of first place in the conference thus far in 2011. However, it hasn’t been good enough for the IU baseball team.

IU rides new all-time hits leader into Louisville

Fresh off their third straight conference series win last weekend after taking two of three games from Iowa in Iowa City, the Hoosiers (23-12, 6-3) carry a new all-time hits leader and a Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week today to Louisville.

Monar, DeNato lead IU to third Big Ten series win

Behind a complete game from junior Blake Monar and an 11-strikeout outing from freshman Joey DeNato, the IU (23-12, 6-3) baseball team won its third straight Big Ten series to open up the conference season.

Indiana State's Jordan Pearson leads off from first base as freshman closer Ryan Halstead pitches during the last inning of IU's 6-3 victory against the Sycamores on Wednesday at Sembower Field.

IU searches for Sunday starter

Two series into the Big Ten season, IU baseball coach Tracy Smith has settled on most of his team’s lineup. One spot that remains unsettled, though, is the Sunday starting pitcher.

Senior outfielder T.C. Knipp, senior outfielder Brian Lambert and sophomore outfielder Justin Cureton celebrate in midair after beating Indiana State 6-3 on Wednesday at Sembower Field. The win extended the team's winning streak to three games leading into Friday's game at Iowa.

Baseball defeats ISU with clutch scoring

After IU gave up three runs in the top of the seventh inning, sophomore second baseman Micah Johnson and senior outfielder T.C. Knipp batted in three to cement a 6-3 win against Indiana State at Sembower Field.

Senior catcher Dylan Swift acknowledges the Crowe's Nest tailgate section after IU's 5-3 victory against Ohio State on Saturday at Sembower Field. The Hoosiers will play Indiana State at 3:05 p.m. today at Sembower Field.

IU confident in at-large bid chances

The IU baseball team has passed the midway point of the 2011 season, and coach Tracy Smith has his eyes set on playing deep into the summer.

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