#7 Kentucky Comes to Sembower for Wednesday Tilt

    Go Hoosiers! Ryan Halstead
    Go Hoosiers!
    Ryan Halstead
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 8, 2012

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana Baseball, winners of six of the last seven games, plays host to #7 Kentucky (37-11, 15-9 SEC) on Wednesday for a midweek border battle with the Wildcats. First pitch is slated for 3:05 pm at Sembower Field.

    A pair of righties are expected start on the mound, sophomore Ryan Halstead (3-2, 5.61) for Indiana (24-24, 11-7 Big Ten) and freshman Chandler Sheperd (3-0, 4.17) for the Wildcats.

    Live stats and a free audio broadcast will be available right here at while a video stream can be seen on or's All-Access page (fee). Find in-game updates on Twitter, @KKatIU.

    Kentucky owns a two-game edge in the all-time series, winning 17 of 32 previous meetings between the two schools. In Bloomington, the series has been split at four games apiece.

    Indiana Baseball's regular season finale versus Ohio State on Saturday, May 19, has been selected as the Big Ten Network's 'wild card' game and will be broadcasted live on BTN. First pitch has been rescheduled for 3 pm to accommodate the television production.

    The Hoosiers will now be seen on BTN's national stage in each of the final four weekends of the regular season. In addition, each and every contest of the Big Ten Tournament (May 23-26) is aired by the conference network.

    Indiana's next BTN appearance is this Sunday, May 13, at Northwestern. First pitch is set for 3 pm EST.

    The May 19th contest will be the last at Sembower Field as the Hoosiers move into Kaufman Field for the 2013 campaign...

    Mark down May 7 as a monumental one for the Indiana Baseball program as construction began on the future site of Kaufman Field.

    With Matt Bashore signing a minor league contract with the New York Yankees recently, there are now 16 Hoosiers currently player professional baseball. All but one of those former IU student-athletes played under Head Coach Tracy Smith.



    In his 2012 debut on Monday, Bashore struck out former teammate Alex Dickerson. Not that Dickerson had a bad day, however, going 3-for-6 with three RBI, a double and a triple as his Bradenton Marauders topped Bashore's Tampa Yankees, 10-5.

    The Big Ten Conference awards a Player, Pitcher and Freshman of the Week each Monday throughout the season. Through 12 weeks, a conference-best 11 Hoosiers have been recognized by the league office. Sam Travis leads the way with five such laurels, winning back-to-back Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week accolades (March 26 & April 2) before this week's Frosh of the Week selection. A complete list of Hoosier winners is below:

    Chris Sujka: Freshman (February 27)
    Kyle Schwarber: Freshman (March 5; April 30)
    Joey DeNato: Pitcher (March 19)
    Sam Travis: Player (March 26/April 2); Freshman (March 26/April 2/May 7)
    Kyle Hart: Freshman (April 23)
    Justin Cureton: Player (April 30)

    Indiana's 11 honorees are followed by: Purdue (10), Illinois (5), Michigan State (4), Northwestern (3), Nebraska (3), Michigan (3), Iowa (2), Ohio State (2), Penn State (2) and Minnesota (1).


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