The four seniors on the 2014 Indiana Baseball team talk about their feelings going into the final regular season weekend against Minnesota.
JUNIOR YEAR: 2013
Owned the team's lowest season ERA at 1.65 in 17 relief appearances (16.1 innings) ... did not allow any runs in five Big Ten outings or four posteseason showings ... limited foes to a .246 batting average against ... owned a 0.00 ERA in final 13 appearances of the season ... tallied a three-inning save at Butler, surrendering a lone hit and no runs ... pitched in all four postseason events; the Big Ten Tournament, NCAA Regional, NCAA Super Regional and College World Series.
SOPHOMORE YEAR: 2012
Made 15 appearances, including one start ... toed the rubber for 24.2 innings, striking out 18 batters and picking off a pair of runners ... enjoyed his spring break in California, throwing a combined five innings of one-hit baseball at Cal State Northridge (3/10) and Loyola Marymount (3/16) ... posted shutout relief stints at Illinois (4/8) and versus Michigan State (4/15) ... steadied the ship with a five-inning showing against Evansville (5/15), allowing IU to complete a comeback victory.
FRESHMAN YEAR: 2011
Started on the mound nine times and made two relief appearances ... threw a complete game in a winning effort over Pittsburgh (3/14), giving up just two runs and walking none ... earned another `W' over a Big East opponent, Louisville (4/19), by lasting 6.1 innings on the road and allowing two scores, one earned ... threw four innings of no-hit baseball at Miami (OH) (4/5) before being pulled to save for the weekend ... posted a 2:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season.
Collected four letters for Mark Thompson at Elder High School ... helped lead Elder to a state runner-up finish and district and regional championships as a senior, as he was named the team's Ralph Birkofer Outstanding Pitcher ... collected second team all-state honors, first team All-Greater Catholic League laurels and All-Cincinnati recognition ... went 9-0 with a 1.24 ERA, racking up 82 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings of work for the most successful program in the history of the state of Ohio ... tossed a shutout against nationally-ranked Cincinnati Moeller in the state semifinals, the only pitcher all season to accomplish that feat ... picked up all-city honors in his junior campaign as well, after going 6-1 with a 1.95 ERA and three shutouts ... helped Elder to a district runner-up finish that season ... also earned second team all-city recognition as a sophomore ... high school teammate of outfielder Tim O'Conner ... a Management major ... parents are Tom and Peggy Korte ... has two sisters, Diane and Karen ... born Feb. 13, 1992.