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    HOOSIERS PREPARE FOR TWO CONTESTS


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    Go Hoosiers!
    March 27, 2000

    HOOSIERS PREPARE FOR TWO CONTESTS

    Game Data
    IU returns to Indiana to face off against IUPUI in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Wednesday the Hoosiers return to Bloomington to play Wright State.

    Competition
    IU beat the IUPUI Jaguars in the Hoosiers' first contest of the season, 10-1. The Jaguars recently traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma to compete against Oral Roberts. IUPUI was swept in the four game series, and are now 3-14 for the season. The Wright State Raiders are 7-14 this year, and are returning from their spring trip in Homestead, Fl.

    Game Results
    Complete game results will be made available on the web at www.athletics.indiana.edu following the games. 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 627-348-3 record while with the Hoosiers and owns a career mark of 919-436-5. 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.

    No Hitter Spoiled
    Dave Ferris struck out four and allowed no hits for six innings against Penn State. Unfortunately for the junior hurler, the Nittany Lions came together in the seventh to get five runs off three hits, and beat the Hoosiers 5-4. Ferris now has an ERA of 2.14, and a record of 4-0 (Chris Wilson was given the loss against PSU).

    In the (Strike) Zone
    Indiana pitchers have struck out 221 batters in 228.2 innings of work this season. They have walked 104 for a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.13. Over the last eight games the Hoosiers have collected 71 K's.

    Homerun Derby
    At Penn State, Gibran Hamdan and Joe Sadler each collected their first collegiate home runs. Blake St. Clair sent his third of the year over the wall. St. Clair's grand slam made him the team leader in RBI this season (20).

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