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    Hoosiers Head to Valpo for Non-Conference Bout


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    2001-2002 News Update

    May 7, 2002

    Hoosiers Head to Valpo for a Single Non-Conference Matchup

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    Junior Kennard Jones looks to continue his hot hitting as the Hoosiers head to Valpo for a single game.

    INDIANA UNIVERSITY
    Baseball Game Notes

    HOOSIERS AT VALPARAISO
    MAY 8 • 3 P.M.
    BAUER FIELD
    VALPARAISO, INDIANA

    MEDIA RELATIONS INFORMATION
    Contact - Geoffre Sherman
    Office phone - 812-855-9399
    Office fax - 812-855-9401
    Home phone - 812-339-9844
    Email - gnsherma@indiana.edu
    Web site - iuhoosiers.com

    HOOSIERS IN POSITION
    IU sits in fifth in the conference at 10-11 and is looking for a shot at this season's Big Ten Tournament, May 22-25.

    HOOSIER BASEBALL
    The 2002 campaign marks the 107th season Indiana has sponsored baseball as a varsity sport. During that time, the Hoosiers have squared off against 270 different opponents.

    BIG TEN CONFERENCE
    Indiana University is a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Hoosiers and the University of Michigan do not meet on this year's regular season schedule. The Big Ten tournament is scheduled for May 22-25.

    HOOSIER PROBABLES
    RF Joe Kemp .312, 5 HR, 39 RBI
    CF Kennard Jones .421, 65 R, 77 H, 22 SB
    LF Mark Calkins .357, 51 H, 36 RBI
    3B Vasili Spanos .396, 15 2B, 13 HR, 54 RBI
    SS Eric Blakeley .329, 46 R, 57 H, 49 RBI
    2B Jay Brant .250, 30 H, 20 BB
    1B Gibran Hamdan .341, 46 H, 6 HR
    C TBD
    SP TBD

    HOOSIERS FALL IN SERIES TO PENN STATE
    Indiana hosted Penn State over the weekend and were unable to earn the series victory after winning the opener, 11-9. The Hoosiers dropped a pair on Sunday, 6-2 & 6-4, and fell after a two-hour rain delay on Monday, 14-9. On Saturday, the 11-9 win, the Hoosiers pounded out 10 hits and sophomore Nick Evans sparked the offense with a grand slam. Junior Vasili Spanos hit his league-leading 13th homer of the season and both Evans and Spanos knocked in four runs. On Sunday, the Hoosiers opened an early lead on PSU, but were unable to hold on. Sophomore Joe Kemp hit his fourth homer of the season and Spanos knocked his 15th double. IU totaled 10 hits, but were unable to bring six runners plateward in the first game. Game two saw a pitcher's duel until the fifth when PSU posted two runs to take a lead it never relinquished. Spanos finished the day 1-1 with two intentional walks. Monday, after a two-hour delay, the Hoosiers got down 6-0 after two innings and were unable to recover. IU tried to make a game of it with seven runs in the fifth through the eighth, but it was not enough. Kemp hit his fifth homer of the season and junior Kennard Jones was able to extend his hitting streak to 17 games with a 2-4 afternoon. Evans finished 3-5 with three two RBI for the Hoosiers.

    THE CRUSADERS & THE SERIES
    Valpo enters Wednesday's game with an 11-26-1 record. IU and Valpo have gotten together 37 times with IU holding a 25-11-1 edge on the Crusaders. The teams got together earlier this season and behind 11 hits and two Vasili Spanos home runs, IU was able to pull out a 9-6 victory. The Crusaders are coached by Paul Twenge. He is assisted by John Olson, Tim Holmes, Marc Waite and Scott Anleitner.

    CRUSADER LEADERS
    Offensively, the Crusaders are led by junior Dan Schrum. Schrum has a .324 avg. with 12 home runs, 29 RBI and a .705 slugging pct. Junior Marc Boggio is another threat with a .309 avg. and 15 doubles. On the mound, the Crusaders are led by junior Sean Peickert. Peickert owns a 4-1 record in three starts with a 3.75 ERA. Boggio is also the workhorse on the mound and holds a 1-4 record with a 5.40 ERA in 43.1 innings of work.

    HOOSIERS RECEIVE VOTES IN POLL
    For three consecutive weeks, the Hoosier baseball team received votes in a collegiate poll. The Hoosiers received three votes in last week's Baseball Weekly/ESPN Top 25 College Coaches Poll represented by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

    THE STREAK CONTINUES...
    Junior Kennard Jones maintained his second hitting streak of the season this weekend. Jones had a pair of hits in each ballgame to up his streak to 17 games. The streak ties the second-longest on the team, but is Jones' second-longest of this season as he also had a 14-game streak.

    OTTE SITTING PRETTY IN ERA CHASE
    Fifth-year senior Zach Otte has had a career year in 2002. Not only has he thrown three complete games, but he also has an ERA of 2.36. He has given up 16 earned runs in 61 innings of work and ranks second in the Big Ten. Coming off Tommy John surgery two years ago, Otte says that he feels no repercussions from the surgery and this is his best year.

    SPANOS JOINS 100-HIT CLUB
    Junior third baseman Vasili Spanos notched the 100th hit of his career in Florida against Northern Illinois. The third baseman was 2-for-3 with two RBI in the victory. Spanos, a native of River Forest, Illinois, has registered 141 hits in his career. For the season, Spanos is batting .396 with a conference-leading 13 home runs and 54 RBI.

    MILESTONE AFTER MILESTONE FOR BLAKELEY
    Career milestones are not a new thing for senior Eric Blakeley. Earlier in the season, Blakeley entered Indiana's all-time top 20 in stolen bases. He has 34 for his career and nine for this season to sit him alone in 18th all-time. Blakeley also entered the 100-hit club earlier this season. The Hoosier shortstop scored his 100th run in IU's 4-0 win over Illinois. Blakeley now has 117 runs for his career. In addition, Blakeley also knocked in his 100th RBI this season. A home run to left center field in a 14-11 defeat to Ohio State was Blakeley 100th RBI. He also hit a two-run shot to bring his total to 105 for his career. Additionally, Blakeley jumped into 18th all-time with his 171st career hit. The Hoosier shortstop needs just four hits to jump into 17th all-time.

    SPANOS IS TWO-TIME PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    Junior Vasili Spanos is the season's first back-to-back winner of the Big Ten Player of the Week honor. The first honor was solo while the second was shared with Mike Sokol of Michigan.

    CALKINS REACHES CAREER MILESTONE
    Junior Mark Calkins has really exploded at the plate this season. Calkins collected the 100th hit of his career in a 4-3 victory over Wright State. Calkins now has 108 hits in his career and is still climbing.

    MOVE OVER DEION...IT'S HAMDAN TIME
    Senior first baseman Gibran Hamdan collected his 100th hit in the 3-2 loss against Ohio State. Hamdan hit a two-run home run for his 100th career hit and currently sits on 108. Additionally, Hamdan is also a two-sport star at IU. The Hoosier first baseman not only played in Friday's 3 p.m. game, but also traveled immediately after the baseball game to IU's annual spring football game. He threw the game-winning touchdown for the Crimson team and led them to the victory as the quarterback.

    MORGAN NEARING 1,000
    With 984 career wins going into the weekend, Indiana head coach Bob Morgan is only 18 victories away from reaching the 1,000-win mark for his career. Morgan, who is the winningest coach in the history of Hoosier baseball, ranks second among all Big Ten head coaches in career victories, behind only Illinois' Richard "Itch" Jones. Jones enters the 2002 campaign with 1,126 career wins. Morgan ranks in the top 20 among all active coaches in both wins and in winning percentage. In fact, in the 26 years Morgan has been a head coach, he has only had one season in which his team did not enjoy a winning season.

    SPANOS ENTERS TOP 20...MORE THAN ONCE
    With career numbers skyrocketing this season, junior Vasili Spanos is benefiting from this strong season. The third baseman has moved into eighth in career home runs with 29, is 13th in extra base hits with 64 and is now tied for 16th with 127 career RBI. The most interesting thing about it is that Spanos still has another season after this year. His numbers will continue to climb.

    LITTLE COACH BORN...ONE MORE ON THE WAY
    IU assistant coach Tony Kestranek's wife gave birth to the couple's second child on Monday. A boy, Sammy, was born on Monday weighing 8 pounds and 21 inches in length. Also, assistant coach Jeff Calcaterra and his wife are expecting their first child later this year.

    IU's Record When...
    Scoring 1-4 runs 4-9
    Scoring 5+ runs 25-7
    Opponent 6 or less runs 25-7
    Opponent 7 or more 4-8
    IU scores first 21-7
    Opponent scores first 8-8
    Leading after 6 innings 21-1
    Trailing after 6 innings 6-13
    Tied after 6 innings 1-1
    Leading after 8 innings 17-5
    Trailing after 8 innings 0-9
    Tied after 8 innings 0-1
    Last at-bat wins 2-2
    Collecting 1-3 hits 0-0
    Collecting 4-6 hits 3-3
    Collecting 7-9 hits 6-4
    Collecting 10+ hits 21-7
    Out-hitting opponents 24-1
    Out-hit by opponents 3-12
    Hits are tied 1-3
    IU is errorless 9-3
    Committing one error 11-3
    Committing mult. errors 9-9
    Opponent is errorless 6-7
    Opp. commits one error 10-3
    Opp. commits mult. errors 13-5
    IU starter gets decision 16-11
    IU bullpen gets decision 13-4
    One-run games 4-2
    Two-run games 2-3
    IU hits a home run 17-9
    Opp. hits a home run 13-10
    Day games 27-13
    Night games 2-2
    Extra innings 0-1
    vs. In-state opponents 4-2
    At home 17-7
    On the road 5-8
    At neutral site 7-0
    Conference
    Big Ten 10-11
    Atlantic 10 1-0
    Mo. Valley 1-1
    Horizon League 5-1
    Mid-American 2-0
    Ivy League 2-0
    Mid-Continent 1-0
    Southern 1-2
    Metro Atlantic 1-0
    Patriot 1-0
    Northeast 1-0
    NAIA 2-0
    Division III 1-0
    Days of the Week
    Sunday 4-6
    Monday 3-1
    Tuesday 3-0
    Wednesday 3-2
    Thursday 2-0
    Friday 3-4
    Saturday 11-2
    By the month
    February 2-0
    March 18-4
    April 8-8
    May 1-3

    RECORD WATCH
    Indiana Team Batting Average
    Rk Year Hits AB Avg.
    1. 1988 623 1756 .355
    2. 1992 603 1723 .350
    3. 1985 639 2185 .344
    4. 2002 495 1468 .337

    Single Season Slugging Percentage
    1. Mickey Morandini 1986 .844
    2. Vasili Spanos 2002 .799
    3. Kevin Orie 1992 .783

    Single Season Saves
    1. Chris Wilson 1999 8
    2. Jeff Cisar 1983 7
    Chris Koehler 1992 7
    3. Ryan Smith 2002 6
    Rick Hazelip 1982 6

    Single Season Runs
    1. Mickey Morandini 1986 90
    2. Mike Smith 1992 79
    3. Alex Smith 1985 77
    4. Mickey Morandini 1988 70
    5. Alex Smith 1986 67
    6. Geoff Flinn 1989 66
    Chris Sigler 1985 66
    7. Kennard Jones 2002 65

    Indiana Career RBI
    1. Mike Sabo 85-88 231
    16. Vasili Spanos 00-02 127

    Indiana Career Home Runs
    1. Mike Sabo 85-88 47
    Mike Smith 89-92 47
    3. Alex Smith 82-86 43
    4. Mickey Morandini 85-88 37
    5. Bill Mueller 82-85 36
    6. Kevin Orie 91-93 34
    7. Steve Smella 93-96 31
    8. Phil Dauphin 88-90 29
    Vasili Spanos 00-02 29

    Indiana Single Season Home Runs
    1. Mike Smith 1992 27
    2. Bill Mueller 1985 23
    3. Kevin Orie 1992 20
    4. Doug Devore 1999 19
    5. Alex Smith 1986 18
    6. Mike Smith 1991 15
    7. Mike Sabo 1988 14
    8. Mickey Morandini 1986 13
    Alex Smith 1985 13
    Phil Dauphin 1990 13
    Vasili Spanos 2002 13

    Indiana Career Big Ten Home Runs
    1. Mike Smith 89-92 27
    Vasili Spanos 00-02 15

    Indiana Career Big Ten Triples
    1. Phil Dauphin 88-90 10
    5. Jason Williams 97-00 4
    Robert Johnson 78-79 4
    Eric Blakeley 99-02 4
    Frank O'Connell 98-99 4

    HOOSIERS AT THE PLATE

    Multiple Hit Games
    Name 2 3 4 5+ Total
    Kennard Jones 19 6 1 1 27
    Eric Blakeley 14 3 1 - 18
    Vasili Spanos 14 3 - - 17
    Mark Calkins 9 5 - - 14
    Gibran Hamdan 9 3 2 - 14
    Joe Kemp 8 4 - - 12
    Kenny Marrs 8 - - - 8
    Nick Evans 5 3 - - 8
    Ryan Donley 4 1 1 - 6
    Jay Brant 3 1 1 - 5
    Josh Romero 3 - - - 3
    Bill Geiger 2 - - - 2
    Michael Woodside 1 1 - - 2
    Cody Wargo 2 - - - 2
    Brad DeStefano 1 - - - 1
    Brian Bucciarelli 1 - - - 1

    Multiple RBI Games
    Name 2 3 4 5+ Total
    Vasili Spanos 8 3 3 1 15
    Eric Blakeley 5 5 - 2 12
    Joe Kemp 4 3 3 - 10
    Gibran Hamdan 5 3 1 - 9
    Mark Calkins 3 3 1 1 8
    Nick Evans 5 1 1 - 7
    Kennard Jones 3 2 - - 5
    Jay Brant 3 - 1 - 4
    Ryan Donley 3 - - 1 4
    Kenny Marrs 4 - - - 4
    Jeff Meyrowitz 2 - - - 2
    Bill Geiger 1 1 - - 2
    Cody Wargo 1 - - - 1
    Corby Heckman 1 - - - 1
    Mark Minor 1 - - - 1

    Hitting Streaks
    Name Longest Current
    Kennard Jones 17 17
    Mark Calkins 11 1
    Kenny Marrs 11 -
    Vasili Spanos 10 4
    Eric Blakeley 8 -
    Gibran Hamdan 7 4
    Joe Kemp 7 1
    Nick Evans 6 2
    Jay Brant 6 1
    Mark Minor 3 -
    Jeff Meyrowitz 3 -
    Ryan Donley 3 -
    Corby Heckman 2 -
    Josh Romero 2 1
    Brad DeStefano 2 2
    Bill Geiger 2 -
    Cody Wargo 2 1
    Michael Woodside 1 -
    Brian Bucciarelli 1 -

    IU IN THE NATIONAL RANKS
    (As of May 6)

    Team Batting
    Rank AB Hits Avg.
    9th 1343 456 .340

    Individual
    Batting
    Rank Name AB Hits Avg.
    23rd Kennard Jones 179 75 .419

    HOOSIER SUPERLATIVES
    Batting
    At bats 50 vs. Manhattan (3/11/02)
    Runs 22 vs. Detroit Mercy (3/23/02)
    Hits 25 vs. Manhattan (3/11/02)
    RBI 21 vs. Manhattan (3/11/02)
    Doubles 8 vs. Manhattan (3/11/02)
    Triples 4 vs. Taylor (2/18/02)
    Home runs 3 3 times
    Last: vs. Ohio State (4/19/02)
    Total bases 35 vs. Manhattan (3/11/02)
    Walks 10 vs. E. Tenn. St. (3/3/02)
    Strikeouts 17 vs. Indiana State (4/3/02)
    Sac hits 1 10 games
    Sac flies 2 2 times
    Last: Fairleigh Dickinson (3/16/02)
    Stolen bases 5 vs. Indiana State (4/3/02)
    Hit by pitch 5 vs. Yale (3/12/02)
    Caught stealing 3 vs. Detroit Mercy (3/24/02)
    Runners LOB 14 vs. Butler (3/6/02)
    Hit into DP 2 3 times
    (Last: vs. Iowa (4/5/02)

    Fielding
    Putouts 28 vs. Indiana State (4/3/02)
    Assists 18 vs. Butler (3/6/02)
    Errors 5 2 times (Last: vs. Iowa (4/5/02)
    Passed balls 1 10 games
    DPs turned 4 vs. Butler (3/6/02)

    Pitching
    Innings pitched 9.1 vs. Indiana State (4/3/02)
    Strikeouts 9 vs. Bucknell (3/10/02)
    Hits allowed 3 2 times (Last: vs. Iowa (4/6/02)
    Wild pitches 3 vs. E. Tenn. St. (3/1/02)
    Hit batters 3 2 times (Last: vs. Illinois (3/30/02)

    Big Ten Conference Standings (as of May 7)
    Conference Record
    Overall Record
    Minnesota
    14-6
    .700
    26-20
    .565
    Ohio State
    15-8
    .652
    28-15-1
    .648
    Illinois
    11-11
    .500
    27-13
    .675
    Michigan State
    11-11
    .500
    29-14
    .674
    Indiana
    10-11
    .476
    29-15
    .659
    Purdue
    11-13
    .458
    21-25
    .457
    Northwestern
    10-12
    .455
    21-22
    .452
    Iowa
    10-13
    .435
    21-22
    .488
    Penn State
    10-13
    .435
    21-23
    .477
    Michigan
    10-14
    .417
    16-28
    .364









     

     


       

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