Hoosiers Open Up Big Ten Home Schedule with Iowa
March 29, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana Baseball (10-15, 2-1) will open up its Big Ten home schedule this weekend when the Iowa Hawkeyes (9-12, 2-1) visit Bloomington. The two are currently tied atop the conference standings after one weekend of Big Ten action.
Friday, March 30 - 3:05 pm EST
LHP Joey DeNato (4-1, 1.62) vs. LHP Jarred Hippen (2-2, 3.02)
Saturday, March 31 - 1:05 pm EST
Sunday, April 1 - 1:05 pm EST
The Hoosiers and Hawkeyes have become familiar foes the last several seasons. Indiana has taken eight of the last nine meetings, including winning two of three in Iowa City a year ago. In the series opener last season, then-junior Blake Monar outdueled current Hawkeye ace Jarred Hippen in a 2-1 Hoosier victory. In a 6-0 win in the finale, then-senior Jerrud Sabourin chipped in three hits to become Indiana's all-time hits leader.
The schools will renew the rivalry this weekend in Bloomington. The series kicks off at 3pm ET on Friday. Saturday and Sunday will both be 1pm ET start times. Visit IUHoosiers.com for live stats and an audio broadcast of the entire series.
Pitching was the key for Iowa in its series victory over Northwestern a week ago. The Hawkeyes and Wildcats each put up six runs on the weekend, but Iowa was able to come away with a couple of wins. In game one, the Hawkeyes were spurred by starter Jarred Hippen, who threw a complete game while allowing only two runs. In the finale, the pitching tandem of Sasha Keubel and Nick Brown allowed just three hits and one run in a 3-1 victory.
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