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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

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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

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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

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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.


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IU faces tough road test

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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IU-Ball State baseball game canceled

IU's 3 p.m. game today against Ball State has been canceled due to poor field conditions at the Ball Diamond stadium in the Muncie. The game will not be rescheduled.


Sophomore outfielder Kipp Schutz takes a swing during the Indiana Hoosiers 9-5 win against Valparaiso April 8 at Sembower Field. The Hoosiers face Ball State on the road today at 3 p.m.

IU takes win streak to Muncie

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IU looks to build on a four-game win streak at 3 p.m. today in Muncie when they take on Ball State (15-15). The Hoosiers (16-17) are currently tied for first place in the Big Ten with a 6-2 conference record.


IU's Matt Bashore throws to a Chicago State batter during a game in the rain March 31 at Sembower Field.

Pitching paves way to series sweep

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With his team struggling through the season’s early stages, IU coach Tracy Smith consistently pointed to pitching as one of his its most glaring weaknesses. IU’s weekend series sweep against Iowa, however, saw a markedly different result from the incline.



Junior pitcher Eric Arnett releases a throw during the third inning of a game against Xaver March 26, 2008 at Sembower field. The Hoosiers came from behind to win the game 10-4.

IU knocks off Iowa 5-1, moves into first place

IU junior pitcher Eric Arnett went a full nine innings, giving up only two hits and one earned run en route to a 5-1 win against Iowa on Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa.



Junior Josh Phegley throws to second base during warm-ups before the third inning against Valparaiso on Wednesday afternoon at Sembower Field. Phegley had one hit and one RBI in the Hoosiers' 9-5 victory.

Squires earns first save

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Junior pitcher Chris Squires came out of the bullpen firing his irregular delivery and emotions all over Sembower Field in IU’s 9-5 win against Valparaiso.


Chicago State's Albert Carpen slides into second in front of junior infielder Jake Dunning on March 31 at Sembower Field. The Hoosiers face Louisville at 4 p.m. today on the road.

Cardinals down IU, 15-1

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A rough start early on for IU (12-17) resulted in a dominant 15-1 win for the Cardinals (21-9). IU coach Tracy Smith summed up the reason of his team’s loss in one word: “pitching.”