FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The 2013 Indiana Baseball schedule is virtually complete with just a few `to-be-determined’ opponents during the annual spring break trip to be filled in soon. Head Coach Tracy released the Hoosier docket this week. Continue reading →
FROM CCBL RELEASE 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 →
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE 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 →
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. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — For the second day in a row, Cal State Northridge turned Indiana errors into runs. The Matadors took the Sunday afternoon matchup 5-3 at Matador Field to take the weekend series.
After Indiana scored two runs in the eighth inning off Northridge freshman reliever Louis Cohen, the Matadors responded, scoring three runs with the help of two errors in the bottom half of the inning.