Hoosiers Finish Successful Summer Season
Aug. 20, 2008
With the summer baseball season finished for 2008, IUHoosiers.com checked in for the final time with the members of the Indiana baseball team who played throughout the country during their months away from school.
Three Hoosiers spent their summers in Massachusetts, playing in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Evan Crawford helped his Cotuit Kettleers squad to a runner-up finish in the league championship, while Matt Bashore, Kipp Schutz and the Wareham Gatemen fell short of the playoffs.
Crawford played in 36 games for the Kettleers, hitting .246 in his first foray into wooden-bat baseball. The speedster finished among the league leaders with his 11 stolen bases and scored 20 runs on the season.
After a slow start, Schutz finished the season as one of the hottest hitters in the league, wrapping up the summer at .260 with a team-leading four home runs. The rising sophomore slugged five doubles in his 36 games of action.
Bashore pitched in seven games and made three starts for the Gatemen, going 2-2 with a 3.15 ERA. The junior was a master of the punchout, sitting down 32 batters in just 20 innings of work on the season.
A pair of Hoosier hurlers picked up honors in the Great Lakes Collegiate League. Matt Carr was named to the all-star team after going 3-1 with a 1.95 ERA for the Anderson Servants. Carr appeared in seven games and made six starts throughout the summer, striking out 20 in 32 1/3 innings of work.
Joey O'Gara helped the Cincinnati Steam to the GLL title in 2008, going 5-0 with a 2.39 ERA in eight games. The sophomore made seven starts and struck out 30 in 37 2/3 innings for the Steam.
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