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
Indiana opens its first College World Series at 8 p.m. ET Saturday in Omaha, Neb. The Hoosiers, the Big Ten’s first CWS team since 1984 (Michigan), open vs. Louisville, which they went 2-1 vs. in the regular season. Check out the AP’s team capsules for the Hoosiers and Cardinals in this post. [ RELATED: Q&A: Voice of Indiana baseball ready to squeal like a pig ] INDIANA (48-14) Coach: Tracy Smith (242-220, 8 years at Indiana; 559-440-1, 17 years overall). Road To Omaha: Won Bloomington Regional: beat Valparaiso 5-4, beat Austin Peay 15-6, beat Austin Peay 6-1. Won Tallahassee Super
Indiana is 48-14 and headed to its first College World Series. Along the way, the Hoosiers have won the Big Ten regular-season and tournament championships and swept its way to the Bloomington Regional and Tallahassee Super Regional crowns. Few have enjoyed a better seat for the historic season than Jeremy Gray, the voice of Indiana baseball and the school’s assistant athletic director for broadcast services. Gray joined the Indiana program in 2005 and started calling games in 2008. Read our Q&A with him in this post. [ RELATED: Twitter: IU tweets from Omaha | Super Regional gallery | NCAA.com bracket ]