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    HOOSIERS RETURN HOME FOR A PAIR OF GAMES


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    Go Hoosiers!
    March 20, 2000

    HOOSIERS RETURN HOME FOR A PAIR OF GAMES

    Game Data
    Indiana returns home after an 11-game road swing, including seven games in Homestead, Florida. The Hoosiers play host to the Defiance Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, March 21 at 3 p.m. at Sembower Field. They return back to Sembower to face the Taylor Trojans on Wednesday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m.

    Competition
    Defiance enters its contest with the Hoosiers with a record of 2-3. The Yellow Jackets traveled the state of Florida and defeated Husson (4-2) and Salem State (13-8) while falling to St. Norbert (5-3), Rensselaer (4-2) and Framingham State (5-2).
    Taylor owns an 0-2 mark with doubleheader losses to Marian (3-1, 10-5).

    Game Results
    Complete game results will be made available on the web at www.athletics.indiana.edu following the event. They can be viewed and printed out by choosing baseball from the main menu.

    Head Coach Bob Morgan
    Bob Morgan is in his 17th season at Indiana. He has posted a 624-345-3 record while with the Hoosiers and owns a career mark of 916-433-5. He currently ranks in the top ten nationally amongst active Division I coaches in career winning percentage and in the top 20 in career victories. Furthermore, Morgan has never suffered a losing season in this is 25th year as a collegiate head coach.

    On the Hill
    The Hoosiers will start David Ferris against Defiance and Matt Rice against Taylor. Ferris leads the team with a 3-0 mark and a 1.85 ERA. He has made four starts this season and fanned 24 batters in 24.1 innings.
    Rice will make his second start of the season. He owns an 0-0 mark with a 3.00 ERA. He has worked a total of 12 innings this season.

    Sitting Them Down
    Zach McClellan and Brad Edwards posted career highs in strike outs in their final two starts in Florida. Edwards fanned 16 against Quinnipiac and McClellan sat down 14 against Vermont. That is 30 strikeouts in the last 17 innings Indiana starters have worked.

    Spanos Looking for a Spot
    Freshman Vasilli Spanos had a hot Florida trip as he led all Hoosiers with a .550 batting average. Spanos went 11-20 and scored six runs while driving in six more.

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