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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Indiana State’s Sycamore Field will play host to IU’s first in-state contest, which will begin at 3 p.m. The game provides an IU team, which has had multiple games canceled, an opportunity to head into a game-heavy March with a win.
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.
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.