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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.”


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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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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

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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.


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Hoosiers fall to Kentucky, 8-7

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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

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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

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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.