Sunshine, Buckeyes Coming to Sembower Field This Weekend
April 7, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - After a four games on the road, the Hoosiers (18-10) return to Sembower Field this weekend to host Ohio State (10-11) in a three game series to open Big Ten play at home.
Both IU and Ohio State come into this weekend tied for the Big Ten conference lead at 2-1. The Hoosiers took the conference opening series on the road against Michigan and the Buckeyes did the same against Northwestern at home.
All three games this weekend will be played at Sembower Field in Bloomington. Friday's game is a 3:05 p.m. start and will pit junior LHP Blake Monar (3-1, 3.82) for IU against senior RHP Drew Rucinski (2-1, 2.30) for Ohio State. Games two and three will be 1:05 p.m. start times and see IU RHP Chad Martin (1-1, 2.09) take on OSU RHP Brett McKinney (1-1, 4.08) on Saturday and Hoosier RHP Matt Dearden (2-1, 4.35) opposite Buckeye RHP Greg Greve (1-1, 6.39) on Sunday.
Indiana is 18-10 overall on the season after dropping a non-conference contest against Miami (OH) on Tuesday, 6-1. The Hoosiers are led at the plate by freshman infielder Dustin DeMuth, whose 45 hits are tops in the Big Ten.
Ohio State's record on the season fell to 10-11 after losing to the same Miami (OH) team, 12-4, a day after the Redhawks defeated the Hoosiers. The Buckeye offense is driven by junior infielder Ryan Cypret, who is batting .393 on the season with a team best 16 RBI.
FIVE YEAR WAIT
Ohio State leads the all-time series with Indiana that began in 1897, 156-99.
IN THE LAST GO-AROUND
ALL-TIME RECORD WATCH
Junior left fielder Alex Dickerson has sights honed in an all-time school record as well. With six more homeruns, he will become IU's all-time Homerun King with 48 longballs, doing so in just three seasons. For a list of other career records in jeopardy, go to page eight of the game notes.
DOING IT BIG IN THE BIG TEN
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