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IU freshman pitcher Blake Monar throws to a Minnesota batter during a game Friday at Sembower Field. IU lost 12-5, dropping Monar's record as a starter to 2-2.

IU loses to Minnesota

IU and Minnesota went play for play through three innings, as each pitcher retired almost every batter they faced. That changed in the fourth inning of the Hoosiers’ 12-5 loss.

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.

Arnett posts surprising start from the mound

By means of a dominant fastball and slider, the Pataskala, Ohio, native has quietly transformed into one of the most feared pitchers in the Big Ten. Arnett currently leads the Hoosiers in wins (4-1), ERA (2.57), strikeouts (35) and innings pitched (35).

Junior catcher Josh Phegley throws a ball during practice Thursday afternoon at Sembower Field. He will lead IU in its first Big Ten game Friday against Minnesota.

Junior catcher Josh Phegley leads IU into Big Ten

Possessing ability within the diamond, even his teammates rave about him, dubbing him “Mr. Hands.” However, it will take more than one man to win games in the Big Ten. No one knows that more than Phegley heading into IU’s 3 p.m. Friday conference opener against Minnesota.

IU pitcher Marshall Gorham throws to a Morehead State batter during IU's 18-3 win Tuesday at Sembower Field.

IU falls 7-6 in 11 innings

A walk-off home run in the 11th inning was the difference in the Hoosiers’ 7-6 loss to Xavier Wednesday in Cincinnati.

It is IU’s seventh defeat in eight games. The mid-week loss dropped the team’s record to 7-14.

A Morehead State catcher chases IU sophomore Kipp Schutz back to third base during IU's 18-3 win Tuesday at Sembower Field. Shutz had one homerun in the win.

IU looks to rebound against Xavier

Any 7-13 team would be prone to panic – losing six of your last eight games can only further deplete an already anxiety-filled, partly shattered psyche. IU is relatively calm heading into its 3 p.m. game today against Xavier (10-6), despite the contest’s weight. It is the Hoosiers' final opportunity for improvement before the Big Ten season.

A Morehead State catcher chases IU sophomore Kipp Schutz back to third base during IU's 18-3 win Tuesday at Sembower Field. Shutz had one homerun in the win.

IU looks to rebound against Xavier

After losing six of its last eight games, IU will attempt to rebound today at 3p.m. against Xavier in Cincinnati. IU coach Tracy Smith will also face off with his former assistant, Xavier coach Scott Googins.

IU sluggers drop game to Northern Iowa 28-17

The IU baseball team played in a game for the record books on Monday. The Hoosiers (6-9) lost 28-17 to the University of Northern Iowa (9-9). Both teams had pitching problem, leading to astronomical numbers from the batters.

Freshman outfielder Alex Dickerson swings against Morehead State Tuesday afternoon at the Sembower Field. Dickerson and the Hoosiers hit nine home runs, with 22 hits in an 18-3 win.

Smith expects better defense in spring trip

The Hoosiers will play their first game Saturday against  Bowling Green at Chain O’Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, Fla. They will then compete in a string of contests, which will lead IU into conference play and its toughest portion of the season.

Hoosiers fall to Kentucky, 8-7

By all accounts, IU (8-7) had the right man in its batter’s box with two hitters on base in the eighth inning of its 8-7 loss to Kentucky on Wednesday.

IU senior outfielder Chris Hervey slides into second base in front of Morehead State's Travis Redmon during IU's 18-3 victory over Morehead State on Tuesday at Sembower Field. The Hoosiers face Kentucky on the road today at 4 p.m..

Hoosiers dominate Eagles in 18-3 win

Behind excellent pitching from junior Chris Squires and nine home runs, the Hoosiers did just that in a dominating 18-3 victory. Squires pitched six innings, giving up five hits and only three earned runs on Tuesday.

IU freshman catcher Josh Lyon jumps back from a close inside pitch during IU's 10-6 loss to Eastern Michigan on Wednesday evening at Sembower Field.

Hoosiers prepare for 2nd home game

IU coach Tracy Smith wasn’t happy with his team Sunday night, to say the least.

After the Hoosiers’ last game at the Eagle Invitational, an 8-3 win against Le Moyne, Smith was brutally honest when discussing their performance.

IU sophmore outfielder T.C. Knipp fouls off a pitch during a 10-6 loss to Eastern Michigan on Wednesday at Sembower Field.

Eastern Michigan defeats Hoosiers 10-6

After giving up 11 hits and leaving 12 stranded on base, IU lost to Eastern Michigan, 10-6.
The loss drops the Hoosiers to 3-4 on the season and 0-1 at home.

IU smashed in 11-2 loss

The Hoosiers (3-3) suffered their second-worst loss of the season as Indiana State defeated them, 11-2.

Around Sports

The IU baseball team's game against IPFW Tuesday has been postponed, while the men's basketball team's last regular season game has its date and time set.

Sophomore catcher Wes Wilson makes an unsuccessful attempt at tagging freshman infielder Brian Ritz during game one of the Cream & Crimson World Series on Wednesday afternoon at Sembower Field. The Cream squad beat Crimson 6-2.

My life from the top step

The last time I picked up a baseball bat in competition, I was 7 years old. We had all moved past hitting off a tee, but we still weren’t allowed more than one base at a time.

So when IU coach Tracy Smith asked earlier in the fall if my fellow beat writer Ryan Gregg and I wanted to manage one of his team’s intrasquad Cream against Crimson fall games, the words “natural fit” came to mind. After all, those who can’t do, coach, right?

Maybe not.

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