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Sophomore first baseman Jerrud Sabourin hits a game winning two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to win the game against Michigan State  on Wednesday afternoon at Sembower Field.

IU takes series, 3rd place in conference for Big Ten

IU wanted to maximize its conference standing and provide key players with rest heading into this week’s Big Ten Tournament, and it accomplished both goals by winning two of three games against Michigan State to end the regular season Saturday.


IU sophomore outfielder T.C. Kipp, left, congratulates senior outfielder Chris Hervey after Hervey scored a run during a game against Minnesota March 27 at Sembower Field. IU lost 12-5.

Team hopes to give seniors a proper send-off

When IU senior outfielder and New York native Chris Hervey stepped foot on the Bloomington campus for the first time, he described it as a “culture shock.” Four years later, there is no place he would rather be.



Junior outfielder Evan Crawford dives back to first base after Valparaiso's Ryan O'Gara tries to apply a tag on a pickoff play. Crawford had two hits in the 9-5 Hoosier win.

Speedy base runner Evan Crawford is always a threat to steal

Standing in a crouched position, his hands tickling the air, Evan Crawford’s eyes are fixed on the opposing pitcher.

Crawford takes off after he sees the pitcher’s high-arching leg, a sign of an imminent thrust into his delivery. Within an instant, he safely slides into another stolen base.


Freshman Drew Leninger pitches during the fifth inning Tuesday at Sembower Field. The Hoosiers' next game is 4 p.m. tomorrow at Purdue.

Hoosiers look to avenge Big Ten tournament loss

When the Hoosiers take the field this weekend against Purdue in West Lafayette, one thing will be on their minds: getting even. Not only are the Boilermakers major rivals, but they were also the team to end IU’s storied run in the Big Ten tournament last season.   


Infielder Tyler Rogers tries to bring home runners at second and third, including catcher Josh Phegley, with two outs in the ninth inning against Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday afternoon at Sembower Field. Though they lost 9-6 on Tuesday, the Hoosiers bounced back and beat Western Illinois 17-2 on Wednesday.

Early runs lead IU to 17-2 win

Sometimes, teams are just overmatched; ask Western Illinois, which was dominated in all aspects of Wednesday’s 17-2 loss to the Hoosiers at Sembower Field. 


Sophomore pitcher Matt Carr watches a man on third base during IU's 7-4 loss to Indiana State April 22.

RedHawks pose problem for mid-week pitchers

Visitors to the Indiana baseball locker room are greeted by a nearly bare casing – one in which only two teams are honored.

The more prominently placed of the two displays is the Hoosiers’ 1949 Co-Big Ten Champions, providing a window into IU’s past in more ways than one.



IU wins 4th Big Ten series

Down 0-1 against Michigan, the IU baseball team seemed destined to relinquish a Big Ten series in Ann Arbor, Mich.


IU faces tough road test

IU (18-20, 8-3) travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., on Friday for the beginning of a three-game series against the Wolverines (22-17, 5-7).


Hoosiers drop 2nd straight at home

Not even two home runs by junior second baseman Tyler Rogers were enough for the Hoosiers on Wednesday as they fell 7-4 to Indiana State at Sembower Field.


IU freshman Vince Gonzalez stares down a pitch during a game against Louisville as the rain pours Tuesday at Sembower Field.

IU blows late lead, falls to Louisville

The IU baseball team was unable to hold onto an 8-3 lead against Louisville on Tuesday, falling 10-8 to the Cardinals. The loss was the Hoosiers' second to Louisville in the month of April.


Junior center fielder Evan Crawford swings at the ball Saturday afternoon at Sembower Field. The Hoosiers won 15-1 and 3-2 in a doubleheader against Penn State.

IU wins series against Penn State

With team members’ fingers collectively waving a No. 1 in the air, the IU baseball team made its way down Fee Lane, halting traffic after a 2-1 series win against Penn State.



IU junior Jake Dunning yells at himself in frustration after being struck out swinging with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning during a game Friday, April 17, 2009 at Sembower Field. IU lost 9-7.

IU loses 9-7 to Penn State

Jake Dunning stepped up to bat with the bases loaded, the tying and game-winning runs represented on first and second base. Dunning wasn’t able to convert and was struck out swinging to abruptly end IU’s 9-7 loss to Penn State.


IU pitcher Chris Squires starts his wind up April 8 at Sembower Field. Squires pitched 2 2/3 innings, giving up just one hit and two walks to earn his first save of the season.

Hoosiers look to continue conference success

The Hoosiers (16-17) are currently tied for first place in the Big Ten and look to continue their conference reign when they face Penn State at 3 p.m. Friday at Sembower Field. Freshman Blake Monar will pitch game 1, followed by juniors Eric Arnett and Matt Bashore on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.


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