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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.

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.

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