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Indiana’s Jonny Hoffman removed from Roster

UPDATED ON Jan. 9th at 1:30AM

The Indiana Daily Student Paper reports that Hoffman was charged with a Class C felony of drug dealing, according to state case records.

Hoffman was arrested on Dec. 8, 2012, in Bloomington on suspicions of distributing marijuana, salvia, hash oil or other synthetic cannabinoid substance. Charges were filed on Friday at Monroe Circuit Court 5.

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Indiana senior relief pitcher Jonny Hoffman has been removed from the team roster according to a press release sent out by Indiana Media Relations for a violation of team standards. Hoffman appeared in 29 games last season for the Hoosiers with eight wins and five saves. Continue reading


2012 All-Cape League Team Announced

HYANNIS, Mass. – Most Valuable Player Phil Ervin (Samford), Top Pitcher and Outstanding Pro Prospect Sean Manaea (Indiana St.) and Batting Champion Patrick Biondi (Michigan) top the list of players selected to the Cape Cod Baseball League Post-Season All-League Team. Continue reading


Cape Cod Baseball League Players of the Week (July 24th)

Southpaw Sean Manaea (Indiana State) of the Hyannis Harbor Hawks turned in another brilliant pitching performance that earned him a starting spot on the mound for the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game Saturday in Harwich and the Coca Cola Pitcher of the Week. Continue reading

Big Ten Announces Sites for Future Baseball Tournaments


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Park Ridge, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced on Friday the sites for its 2013 and 2014 baseball tournaments. The 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be held at Target Field in Minneapolis, the home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, marking the first time that the event will be held at a Major League Baseball facility. The 2014 tournament will be held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., the site of the NCAA Division I Men’s College World Series.

The Big Ten Baseball Tournament has been played as a neutral-site event in Columbus, Ohio, since 2009. The event was held at Huntington Park, the home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, in 2009 and 2011 and will be played at that ballpark May 23-26, 2012. The tournament was held at Ohio State’s Bill Davis Stadium in 2010. Prior to 2009, the Big Ten Baseball Tournament was played at the site of the regular-season champion or the champion from a pre-selected division, with the exception of 1993 and 1994, when it was held in Battle Creek, Mich.
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Colton Plaia prepares to block a throw while Chad Clark scores.

Jason Gill Not Happy With Loyola Marymount’s Offense

ZColton Plaia prepares to block a throw while Chad Clark scores.LOS ANGELES — The Indiana Hoosiers held Loyola Marymount to only three hits in a 3-1 win Thursday afternoon at Page Stadium. The Lions have struggled throughout the season on offense.

After the game, I talked with head coach Jason Gill, who called the Lions’ hitting woes “a disease.” Gill talked about the offensive woes as well as the reasoning behind having Aaron Griffin in the bullpen: Continue reading

Joey DeNato is congratulated after a strong inning.

Joey DeNato & Tracy Smith Talk About DeNato’s 3-Hit Complete Game

Joey DeNato is congratulated after a strong inning.LOS ANGELES — Joey DeNato was lights out Thursday afternoon at Page Stadium. The diminutive sophomore southpaw pitched a complete-game, three-hitter to help Indiana to a 3-1 victory over Loyola Marymount.

After allowing a pair of hits and needing a play at the plate to end the first inning, DeNato sat down 15 consecutive Lion batters. He allowed a walk and a double to lead off the seventh inning, but then got the final nine outs in succession.

After the game, I talked with DeNato and Hoosiers head coach Tracy Smith. Both talked about the importance of DeNato’s performance with Indiana playing eight games in eight days. DeNato, a San Diego native, talked about being able to see family and friends and staying at home during the Hoosiers’ West Coast road trip: Continue reading

Joey DeNato was lights out for Indiana.

CBD Photo Gallery: Indiana’s Joey DeNato Throws 3-Hitter vs LMU

Joey DeNato was lights out for Indiana.LOS ANGELES — In the midst of an eight games in eight days stretch, Indiana starter Joey DeNato was just what the Hoosiers pitching staff needed on Thursday afternoon. The southpaw was lights out, needing only 101 pitches in a complete game 3-1 win over Loyola Marymount at Page Stadium.

DeNato allowed only three hits and one walk to the Lions (5-9) to move to 3-1 on the season.

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Big Ten Week in Review

By: Corey Barnes
Indiana Hoosiers (4-10) 
The Hoosiers dropped two of three games at Cal State Northridge over the weekend. Indiana has lost five of its past six games. Freshman Chad Clark leads the team with a .419 average. Three starters have ERAs below 3.00 and sophomore Matt Dearden leads all hurlers with a 1.50 ERA and 2:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Indiana returns to play with a two-game set at San Diego on Tuesday and Wednesday before playing Loyola Maryland over the weekend. The Hoosiers are in the midst of eight games in California. Continue reading