Indiana baseball was the unanimous choice by the conference coaches as the preseason favorite to claim the Big Ten Championship, it was announced on Wednesday. The conference’s coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three players from their own squads to a Players to Watch list. The Hoosiers were followed in the preseason poll by No. 2 Nebraska, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan State, with Illinois and Michigan tied for fifth. The Hoosiers return seven of their nine All-Big Ten honorees from last year’s College World Series squad, including third baseman Dustin DeMuth, catcher
For the first time the Big Ten Baseball Tournament will feature eight teams starting this season when the tourney is in Nebraska. The games will be played at May 21 to 25 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, the same field that hosts the College World Series. The tournament’s double-elimination format ends with a single championship game on Sunday, with the winner earning the tournament title and the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship. All eight teams will begin play in one of two brackets, with the No. 1, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 8 seeds appearing in
Indiana sophomore first baseman Sam Travis delivered quite the message following Wednesday night’s season-ending loss to Oregon State at the College World Series. “The reason you succeed is because of failure,” Travis said. “And we’ll be back next year.” To be clear, Indiana, in no way, shape or form, “failed” during the 2013 season. Far from it. The Hoosiers won their first outright Big Ten title in 81 years, became the first Big Ten team to make the College World Series since 1984 (Michigan) and finished with a sterling 49-16 clip (.754%). [ IUHoosiers.com: 2013 stats | 2013 schedule |
Indiana’s historic 2013 baseball season came to a close Wednesday night in a frustrating 1-0 loss to No. 3 seed Oregon State. Check out our photo gallery, courtesy USA Today Sports, from the game in this post.
Matt Boyd pitched a four-hitter and struck out 11 and Oregon State made a fourth-inning sacrifice fly stand for a 1-0 victory against Indiana in the College World Series on Wednesday night. Indiana’s Aaron Slegers allowed seven hits in his first career complete game. [ RELATED: BOX | CWS interactive bracket | Read all of our CWS coverage ] The Beavers (52-12) won the first 1-0 game at the CWS since 1985. They now face Mississippi State on Friday, needing to beat the Bulldogs twice to reach next week’s finals. Big Ten champion Indiana (49-16) went 1-2 in its first
Indiana finds itself in a win-or-go-home game tonight at the College World Series. The Hoosiers, who had won seven consecutive games before Monday’s narrow loss to Mississippi State, battle Pac-12 champion Oregon State at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Win, and Indiana advances to play Mississippi State, which it would have to beat twice to stay alive. Lose, and it’s the end to the team’s best season ever. [ RELATED: Indiana interviews | Gallery | CWS interactive bracket | Read all of our CWS coverage ] Mike Hall and Cal Eldred break down the Indiana-Oregon State matchup in the video
Indiana lost a 5-4 heartbreaker to Mississippi State on Monday night in the College World Series. Throughout the game, we posted the best photos, courtesy USA Today. Check out our Indiana-Mississippi State photo gallery in this post. The Hoosiers play Oregon State at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday in an elimination game.
Mississippi State rallied past Indiana, 5-4, Monday night in the College World Series. The Hoosiers led 3-2 entering the eighth inning, but the Bulldogs pushed across three runs in the top of the frame to claim a two-run lead. The Hoosiers added one run in the ninth and stranded the potential tying run on third base. [ RELATED: IUHoosiers.com recap | BOX | CWS interactive bracket | Read all of our CWS coverage ] Indiana, which shut out Louisville on Saturday night in the Big Ten’s first CWS game since 1984, takes on Oregon State at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday in
Joey DeNato’s four-hitter helped Indiana to a 2-0 win over Louisville 2-0 in the Hoosiers’ first appearance in the College World Series in front of a TD Ameritrade Park-record crowd of 27,122. Indiana improved to 49-18 and the Hoosiers face Mississippi State on Monday at 8 p.m. ET. See more in this post, including video highlights, photos, box score, and more links. Mississippi State (49-18) moved on to Monday’s game with Indiana by beating Oregon State 5-4 earlier. DeNato allowed three singles and a double in his second complete game. He struck out eight and walked three. Indiana is the
Indiana has arrived in Omaha, Neb., for its first College World Series, and the team is using social media to take family, friends and fans along on its journey to the game’s grandest stage. The Hooisers, the Big Ten’s first CWS team since 1984 (Michigan), play Louisville at 8 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN. See some of the best tweets in this post. [ RELATED: View all of BTN.com’s College World Series coverage ] In case you didn’t see, Indiana’s team goals: Checkin goals off all yr now a new goal in mind now and it's attainable #tbt #1team1dream #believe