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    Surging Hoosiers Roll Into Knoxville for Three Games

    Go Hoosiers! Chad Martin is expected to make his first start on the mound as a Hoosier on Friday
    Go Hoosiers!
    Chad Martin is expected to make his first start on the mound as a Hoosier on Friday
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 3, 2011

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University baseball team (4-3) treks to Knoxville, Tenn., this weekend for games against Morehead State (1-7), Tennessee (5-1) and Bradley (4-3). The Hoosiers enter the round-robin competition winning four of their last five games.

    A 1 pm EST match-up with Morehead State on Friday opens the weekend, followed by contests versus the host Volunteers (Sat., 4 pm) and a noon Sunday showdown with the Bradley Braves.

    PROBABLE PITCHERS
    Friday, Mar. 4
    1 pm EST - Indiana vs. Morehead State - Lindsey Nelson Stadium
    RHP Chad Martin (0-0, 2.16) vs. RHP Josh Schneider (0-1, 13.09)

    Saturday, Mar. 5
    4 pm EST - Indiana vs. Tennessee - Lindsey Nelson Stadium
    LHP Blake Monar (1-0, 1.74) vs. LHP Steven Gruver (2-0, 0.00)

    Sunday, Mar. 6
    Noon EST - Indiana vs. Bradley - Lindsey Nelson Stadium
    LHP Brian Korte (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP John Nasshan (0-1, 4.76)

    Assistant Director of Broadcast Services Jeremy Gray will be on the call, providing play-by-play for all three games' audio broadcasts on IUHoosiers.com. In addition, www.utsports.com is streaming live video for the Hoosiers vs. Vols battle on Saturday.

    Lindsey Nelson Stadium serves as the venue for the tournament. The 3,600-seat facility was opened in 1993 and renovated in 2010. The Volunteers feel very comfortable inside Nelson Stadium, having won over 71-percent of their games in the building.

    Fans can also follow along via Twitter. Log on to www.twitter.com/HoosierBaseball and/or www.twitter.com/KKatIU for updates and general commentary on the team.

     

     

    Complete Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

    NO DICKERSON, NO PROBLEM
    With defending Big Ten Triple Crown winner Alex Dickerson out of the line-up for Wednesday's game at Xavier, the Hoosier offense was anything but stalled. Back-to-back homeruns by Josh Lyon and Dillon Dooney put up a four-spot right away in the top of the first inning. Lyon, batting third in the order (a slot usually reserved for Dickerson), added another long-ball later in the game en route to IU's seven runs and 10 hits

    BLISTERING BULLPEN
    Indiana's relief pitching has been simply marvelous thus far this season. The Hoosier bullpen has allowed just six earned runs in 42 inning of relief, good for a 1.29 combined ERA. At one point, the unit strung together 27 consecutive innings of shutout baseball; a streak that spanned four different games. Indiana's bullpen has not only been high quality, but the quantity has also been impressive as 13 different players have come out of the pen to contribute to the 1.29 ERA.

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