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Knipp’s triple lifts Hoosiers past OSU in 9th

Down to a final out with the bases loaded and trailing by three runs, the IU baseball team stood on the cusp of losing its first Big Ten series at home Sunday.
IU center fielder T.C. Knipp stepped to the plate.


Freshman pitcher Joey DeNato prepares to release the ball during the Hoosiers' 7-3 win against Northern Kentucky on March 29 at Sembower Field.

Monar gets nod against Buckeyes

Looking to rebound from a mistake-laden 6-1 loss to Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday, the IU baseball team will take on Ohio State in a weekend series beginning Friday at
Sembower Field.


Senior infielder Jerrud Sabourin tries to catch Evansville's Ryan Oesterle in a tag-up during the first of two games against Evansville on March 27 at Sembower Field.

Hoosiers roll Michigan in first Big Ten series

As the IU baseball team (18-9, 2-1) left Ann Arbor, Mich., on Saturday after taking two out of three games from the Michigan Wolverines (7-18, 1-2), skipper Tracy Smith saw a different Hoosiers team.


Junior pitcher Drew Leininger pitches to senior catcher Wes Wilson during IU's 12-8 victory against Shawnee State on Wednesday at Sembower Field.

Pitching leads IU into Michigan

The IU baseball team leads the Big Ten in team fielding and stands third in the conference in team pitching.



Junior pitcher Drew Leininger throws a pitch during IU's 12-8 victory against Shawnee State on Wednesday at Sembower Field. Leininger pitched six innings and earned three runs.

Hoosiers withstand push from Shawnee State

The IU baseball team scheduled Wednesday’s game against Shawnee State to get in some extra work before opening Big Ten play.
However, the Hoosiers got a lot more than they bargained for.


Freshman pitcher Joey DeNato prepares to release the ball during the Hoosiers' 7-3 win against Northern Kentucky on Tuesday at Sembower Field.

Strong first inning wins it for Hoosiers

Getting off to fast starts is one of the points of emphasis for the IU baseball team, as it stands two days away from its Big Ten opener against Michigan.
The Hoosiers (15-8) took a step in that direction Tuesday with a four-run, four-hit opening frame in a 7-3 win against Division II Northern Kentucky (12-9) at Sembower Field.


Freshman pitcher Ryan Halstead pitches to freshman catcher Ty Downing during the first of two games against Evansville on Sunday at Sembower Field.

IU looks to shake Evansville loss

As the Big Ten portion of the Hoosiers’ season looms, IU coach Tracy Smith worked two extra midweek home games into the schedule beforehand, the first of which comes at 3:05 p.m. today against Northern Kentucky.


Junior pitcher Chad Martin pitches as freshman third baseman Dustin DeMuth moves in during the first of two games against Evansville on Sunday at Sembower Field.

Hoosiers split home opener with Aces

Amid frigid temperatures and sunny skies at Sembower Field, the IU (14-8) baseball team split two games Sunday with the Evansville Purple Aces (11-8).


Then sophomore pitcher Drew Leininger pitches April 4 against Michigan in the opening weekend of Big Ten play.

Leininger throws 7 scoreless in win

When the IU baseball team’s bus pulled into the Ball State’s Ball Diamond parking lot 25 minutes prior to the first pitch Wednesday afternoon, IU coach Tracy Smith made sure any excuse for a lack of preparation would be left on the bus.
Unfortunately for Ball State (2-17), junior pitcher Drew Leininger did not stay on that bus.



Bats hit stride in Florida games

The IU baseball team couldn’t put the total package together in Florida for eight games in eight days and finished with a 5-3 record.


Hoosiers steal bases, win at Indiana State

TERRE HAUTE — The IU baseball team’s offense put it together Wednesday.
The Hoosiers followed up 10 hits with solid base running — including a steal home in a two-run sixth inning — to earn a 6-4 victory against Indiana State at Bob Warn Field.


Bats in full swing, runs not

Two wins and a loss in the Tennessee Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., saw the Hoosiers
(6-4) earn at least nine hits in each contest, but the run discrepancy in the differing outcomes was clear.



Now junior left fielder Alex Dickerson dives towards first base after a pickoff attempt during the Hoosiers' 5-4 loss to Louisville on March 30 at Sembower Field.

Smith shuffles rotation for weekend

In a season that stretches 56 games over four months, IU baseball coach Tracy Smith said he knew he would be forced to change his weekend pitching rotation at some point during the year.



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