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IU left fielder now sophomore Alex Dickerson is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run during IU's 26-6 win against Michigan April 6 at Sembower Field.

IU bullpen provides early boost for Hoosiers

The IU baseball team will take a Big Ten-leading 2.75 ERA into today’s matchup with Xavier (2-4) in Mason, Ohio. The Hoosiers (3-3) have leaned on their pitching staff during the early part of the 2011 season and have already reaped the benefits of two ranked victories.


Column: Baseball’s bright horizon

This year, the IU Athletics Department could be facing one of those make-or-break years as it relates to its baseball program. New stadium or no new stadium, IU baseball fans have something to be excited about.


IU bats come alive in Texas weekend series

After an opening weekend where IU left 26 runners on base and scored a total of five runs in 34 innings, the IU baseball team wasted no time in using its bats against Texas A&M Corpus Christi.


IU begins season with 1-2 record

The IU baseball team finished the Caravelle Resort Invitational with an upset win against No.18 Coastal Carolina



Then sophomore, now junior left fielder Alex Dickerson takes a swing during the Hoosiers' 26-6 win against Michigan on April 4 at Sembower Field.

Season opens in South Carolina

More sunny skies will greet the Hoosiers this weekend as they open their 2011 season in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and participate in the Caravelle Resort Invitational.


Hoosier pitchers boast depth heading into season

With a starter returning from an injury-shortened 2010 campaign and an influx of young, versatile talent, the squad is hoping the 2011 season can see significant improvement from a pitching staff that allowed the most earned runs in the Big Ten a year ago.


Cream team takes lead in IU fall baseball series

With two games left in the annual fall Cream & Crimson intrasquad series for the IU baseball team, the Cream team took control of the series with a narrow 2-1 win Thursday at Sembower Field.


IU head baseball coach Tracy Smith watches the Hoosiers play Louisville during the 2009 season at Patterson Stadium.

Indiana Man: IU baseball coach sticks with program, has no regrets

The reason IU baseball coach Tracy Smith still sits in his office might be from a framed image, one of the most important items in the room.The crimson letters read “The Spirit of Indiana: 24 Sports, One Team.” And unlike most mantras he comes across, Smith knows this one works.



Famed Yankee owner dies at 80

A person close to George Steinbrenner tells The Associated Press that the New York Yankees' owner died Tuesday morning.


Dickerson reflects on success

Dickerson was the first player in IU history to win Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Big Ten Player of the Year in consecutive seasons. He was also part of the Second Team All-Big Ten, a third team All-Mideast Region selection, and a recipient of Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association.


The IU baseball team prepares to hit against Indiana State on April 28 at Sembower Field. The Hoosiers expected to have a new field by this year, but the IU Athletics Department is waiting on more funds to finish the project.

Reward success, not reputation

The best way to keep up the momentum backing the baseball program would be a new stadium. I like the 59-year-old Sembower Field; don’t get me wrong. But I think we can do better than the 2,250 seating capacity, which fills up more often than one might think.



Hoosiers will need balanced attack against Fighting Illini

Taking a look at the IU baseball team’s last five wins, one might conclude that the team knows how to win close games. But a closer look at the scores — 10-7, 18-17, 1-0, 11-9, and 12-11 — shows a disturbing trend of needing to out-muscle the opposition.


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