Hoosiers Face Illinois in Road Series
April 5, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana Baseball looks to win its third consecutive Big Ten series this weekend, traveling to Champaign, Ill., for a three-game set with the Fighting Illini. Overall, the Hoosiers have seven of their last 10 games and are just a half game back from the top spot in the Big Ten standings entering the weekend.
The series will open with a night game starting at 6:05 pm local (7:05 eastern), followed by a 3:05 pm (4:05 EST) first pitch on Saturday and concluding at 1:05 pm (2:05 EST) on Sunday. Indiana will throw a pair southpaws on the mound to start the series while Illinois counters with a trio of right-handed hurlers. The Hoosiers Sunday started is yet to be determined.
Saturday, April 7 - 4:05 pm EST (3:05 local)
Sunday, April 8 - 2:05 pm EST (1:05 local)
Illinois leads the all-time series 108-70-1, but the Hoosiers have won two of the last three series by taking two-out-of-three in 2009 and 2010.
Hoosier fans have plenty options to follow the action this weekend. Friday's game can be heard on WHCC 105.1 FM in Bloomington. A free audio broadcast will be available for all three games at IUHoosiers.com. In addition, live video streams will be provided by IUHoosiers.com All-Access for games one and two; and on BTN.com for Sunday's contest. A subscription fee is required for all video feeds. On the go and can't get in front of a computer? Make sure to follow @KKatIU on twitter for periodical game updates.
TRAVIS IS GOING STREAKING
During the hitting streak, Travis is batting .441 with a .678 slugging percentage. Add his .514 on-base percentage and the Orland Park, Ill., native owns an OPS of just under 1.200 (1.192) over the last 16 contests. He's ripped three homeruns, five doubles and driven in 20 runs since March 11 (start of the streak).
HOOSIERS ALL OVER WEEKLY CONFERENCE HONORS
Indiana's seven honorees are followed by: Purdue (6), Illinois (3), Northwestern (3), Michigan (2), Nebraska (2), Iowa (1), Ohio State (1), Minnesota (1), Michigan State (1), Penn State (0).
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