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    Go Hoosiers! Kyle Schwarber
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    Kyle Schwarber
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 23, 2014

    2014 Big Ten Tournament
     When May 24, 2014
     Today's Game (1) Indiana (40-13) vs. (6) Michigan State (31-26)
    2:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. CT
    TV: Big Ten Network & BTN2Go.com
     Where Omaha, Neb. - TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
     Situation Indiana Win: Hoosiers advance to Sunday's Championship
    MSU Win: IU and MSU play again on Saturday at 10pm ET/9pm CT - winner to championship
     Game Notes Indiana Postseason Guide
    Indiana Notes
     Tournament Central Bracket, Live Stats
     Tickets Buy Tickets
     Radio Listen Online or FM105.1 in Bloomington
     All-Big Ten Release 8 Hoosiers on First Team
     Game 1
    Indiana 5
    Iowa 2
    Recap | Box Score | Photos
    Postgame Video
     Game 2
    Indiana 5
    Michigan 0
    Recap | Box Score | Photos
    Postgame Video
     Twitter @IUBaseballNews (in-game updates)
    @HoosierBaseball (Tracy Smith)

    Probable Starting Pitchers
    Indiana: So. RHP #8 Evan Bell (2-1, 3.29 ERA)
    Michigan State: TBA

    OMAHA, Neb. - The Indiana Hoosiers (40-13, 21-3 Big Ten), remained in the winner's bracket of the tournament with a 5-0 victory over No. 5 seed Michigan on Thursday night. The Hoosiers defeated No. 8 seed Iowa in the first round, 5-2.

    Indiana starting pitcher Christian Morris (6-3) earned the win, allowing one hit over 7.0 innings. Scott Effross and Jake Kelzer pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respecitvely, to close out the Hoosiers seventh shutout win of the year.

    Dustin DeMuth scored the game's first run in the seventh inning on an infield single by Will Nolden. After Casey Rodrigue laced a 2-run triple a couple batters later, Kyle Schwarber launched his 11th home run of the season - a 2-run shot - to put the Hoosiers ahead, 5-0.

    Head Coach Tracy Smith picked up win No. 600 in his 18-year coaching career on Thursday. He is also 15-7 all-time in Big Ten Tournament games.

    The one-hitter tossed by Indiana is just the second in the history of the Big Ten Tournament. The other one-hitter came in 2000.

    A win by the Hoosiers advances them to Sunday's championship game. If Michigan State wins, the two teams will play again on Saturday with the winner advancing to the championship game.

    Indiana has won 28 of its last 31 games overall and 13 of the last 14 entering Saturday

    IU starting pitchers have no allowed more than three earned runs in the last 49 games.

    DID YOU KNOW?
    • Senior Dustin DeMuth leads all NCAA active hitters - regardless of division - with 308 career hits.

    • Senior LHP Joey DeNato leads all NCAA Division I active pitchers with 36 career victories and ranks second in career innings pitched (362.0).

    • Junior Sam Travis ranks 12th among all NCAA active hitters with 160 career RBI.

    • Travis also leads the Big Ten with 513 chances in the field this season and has just one error.

    • Junior Kyle Schwarber ranks 10th among active Division I players with 173 runs scored.

    • The Hoosiers' team ERA of 2.15 ranks fifth in the country this season

    • Over the last 21 games, the IU bullpen has pitched a total of 68.2 innings, giving up nine earned runs on 46 hits and 71 strikeouts.

    • In Big Ten play, Indiana has outscored its opponents by a 161-48 margin.

    (NCAA rankings above as of May 19)

     

     


       

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