Hoosiers Hold First Practice
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana baseball had its first official day of spring practice on Wednesday inside Mellencamp Pavillion.
"I felt good about our first day," head coach Bob Morgan, who is beginning his 21st season at IU, said. "The kids worked hard and did a good job. We got a lot done. It was nice to finally practice as a team. We had a profitable first day and we need to keep building on that."
Since returning to school for the second semester, Hoosier coaches and worked with individual players on a daily basis. Wednesday's practice signaled the first of three straight weeks of team workouts leading up to Indiana's season opener.
Last season, IU fought terrible weather as the season opened, which made for schedule problems. This year, however, that shouldn't be a problem. IU will travel to Hammond, La., for a three-game series with Southeastern Louisiana on Feb. 20-22.
"In the next three weeks, we're going to work on getting into good baseball shape. We would like our pitchers to be able to go four innings. Hopefully, we'll be able to sneak outside in the next couple of weeks if the weather clears. Southeastern Louisiana is a good team, and we'll have our work cut out for us, but I feel like it will help us down the stretch."
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