March 20, 2000
HOOSIERS RETURN HOME FOR A PAIR OF GAMES
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.
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,
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
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
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
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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