Baseball Concludes Home Schedule With Four-Game Homestand
May 12, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - With just two weeks remaining in 2011 regular season, Hoosier Baseball (27-21, 8-10) plays host to a critical weekend series versus Big Ten-leading Michigan State (31-15, 13-5) starting on Friday at 3:05 pm. Saturday's game is also set for a 3:05 first pitch and will be aired live on the Big Ten Network. The series concludes with a 1:05 pm Sunday showdown.
Indiana's home finale takes place on Tuesday (May 17) at 3:05 pm when the Louisville Cardinals come to town.
Six games are left in the Big Ten season, and the Hoosiers enter the weekend tied with Penn State for the uber-important sixth spot in the conference standings as only the top-six qualify for the Big Ten Tournament in Columbus, Ohio.
PROBABLE STARTERS FOR THE MSU SERIES
Indiana Athletics will honor the team's seniors on Sunday as Matt Carr, T.C. Knipp, Brian Lambert, Jerrud Sabourin, Dylan Swift, Wes Wilson and manager Joanna Halls hope to go out with a win in their last Big Ten at Sembower Field.
IUHoosiers.com and Jeremy Gray will provide an audio broadcast for Friday and Sunday's tussles.
Justin Cureton has had a hot bat as well, swinging at a .368 clip with two RBI and two runs scored in the last six games. He has also swiped a pair of bags in that stretch.
The past two weekends have been spectacular for Blake Monar. In two starts, the southpaw owns a 1.46 ERA in 12.1 IP with 11 strikeouts and a `W.'
Micah Johnson, "the Big Ten's leader in swag," is riding a six-game hitting streak into the weekend series. During that span, Johnson has tallied a .500 avg., .722 slugging, a homer, five RBI and five runs scored.
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