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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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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


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


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


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


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.”

Shortstop Jake Dunning fields a ground ball at practice March 26 at Sembower Field. The baseball team will play Louisville at 4 p.m. today on the road.

IU to face recent rival in Louisville


The Hoosiers will take Jim Patterson Stadium at 4 p.m. today in Louisville having won five of their last six games. IU and Louisville have faced off four times in the past two seasons, with the Cardinals walking away with three wins.

Junior pitcher Matt Bashore throws to a Chicago State batter on Tuesday at Sembower Field. The Hoosiers won 2 out of 3 in a series against the Illinois over the weekend.

Hoosiers gain 1st Big Ten series win


On a cold and rainy day last week, IU coach Tracy Smith paced back and forth on the diamond as his players looked on, eagerly awaiting the game-3 start of their first Big Ten series against Minnesota. The opposing dugout was empty. The umpire’s hands fought the wind as he announced the cancelation of the March 29 game.

IU designated hitter Alex Dickerson eyes a pitch during a game against Chicago State on Tuesday at Sembower Field.

Hoosiers blow out Cincinnati 16-4 in away game


After his team’s 3-2 win against Minnesota last Saturday, junior catcher Josh Phegley said his biggest concern was a lack of early scoring in games. His teammates responded against Cincinnati on Wednesday night, as the Hoosiers scored five runs in the first inning en route to a 16-4 victory. The win was IU’s third in a row and brings their season record to 10-15.

Junior infielder Tyler Rogers bunts during a game against Chicago State Tuesday afternoon at Sembower Field. The Hoosiers won 11-4.

Bashore wins 1st game of season


IU’s 11-4 Tuesday victory against Chicago State, which was called after the fifth inning began, saw the re-emergence of IU’s one-time ace. Bashore (1-3) gained his first win of the season. He was backed by an offense that put up two home runs and scored 11 earned runs.

IU players watch the action from the dugout during a game against Minnesota on Friday at Sembower Field. IU lost 12-5.

IU evens series with 3-2 win against Minnesota

Behind 10 strikeouts from junior pitcher Eric Arnett, the Hoosiers evened their Big Ten opening series with Minnesota with a 3-2 win Saturday at Sembower Field.