Hoosier Baseball Sweeps Into Postseason

6 comments by   |   Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 6:19 pm EDT

Indiana’s baseball team capped a four-game sweep of Michigan State on Saturday with a 14-5 victory, guaranteeing the Hoosiers (28-28, 15-17) a spot in the Big Ten Tournament field, which only includes the top six finishers in the conference.

The team has not played in the conference tournament since 2003 and has not swept a league opponent since 1999.

Josh Phegley put an exclamation point on his already gaudy regular season production with four hits, four runs scored, three RBIs, a double, and a home run. Jerrud Sabourin and Evan Crawford both knocked in three as well, and leadoff man Andrew Means scored three times.

After getting spotted a 5-0 lead in the top of the first, junior pitcher Tyler Tufts proceeded to pitch a gem, going eight innings and giving up just one run.

Phegley finished the season as the Big Ten’s leader in batting average (.436) and RBIs (71). His 45 RBIs in conference play also broke a 12-year old league record.

Sixth-seed Indiana will play No. 3 Penn State at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event will be held at Michigan’s Ray Fisher Stadium in Ann Arbor for the third straight season. Here’s the schedule.

Share the Scoop!

Related content: Read more in Baseball
 
Kyle Hart working way back from Tommy John surgery
Indiana fall baseball sessions open to the public
Schwarber named Cubs Player of the Month for August
Former IU catcher Josh Phegley gets September call-up from White Sox
Schwarber still sizzling in Daytona
6 comments:
#1
Sheila
Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 11:41 PM EDT

Congrats to the baseball team. I watched a couple of games on the Big Ten network late in the season. Just wish I had started watching earlier. I would have gone to the home games. The team plays with a lot of heart; offensive firepower is impression. Good luck in the Big Ten Tournament (I’ll be watching the games on the Big Ten network – presuming they will be televised). GO HOOSIERS!

 
#2 Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 11:42 PM EDT

Congrats to the IU Baseball Team for playing great baseball when it counted most. I posted on the IDS blog prior to the home stretch with PS, PU, MICH, ect. I felt the pitching staff would turn things around. I am stoked that my hunch proved to be true on the field.

Go IU Baseball, there’s folks paying attention to your accomplishments.

j a c k

 
#3
ww
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 8:04 AM EDT

Congrats to team and staff. I caught the last home game with Butler and it was treat to see the Hoosiers explode on offense.

 
#4
Brian
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 9:43 AM EDT

I’ll be going to the game! Go Indiana!

 
#5
IU Jimmy
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 9:26 PM EDT

Go Hoosiers!

 
#6
Jack
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 10:56 AM EDT

The IU coaching staff has IU baseball headed in the right direction. Not only do they have a legit chance in the Big 10 tourney this year, they will definitely be one of the favorites next year with most of the team coming back and a solid recruiting class coming in!

 


RSS feed

Comments

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Today @ HoosiersHQ.com

Recent comments on The Scoop



  • M. Soccer. Hoosiers Rally for 3-1 Win over No. 8 Saint Louis - After giving up a goal in the first 14 seconds, IU stormed back for three unanswered scores in a 3-1 win over No. 8 Saint Louis Wednesday
  • Baseball. IU Baseball Hosts 20-Plus MLB Scouts - Scouts from more than 20 Major League Baseball teams were present Wednesday afternoon for Indiana's Pro Scout Day at Bart Kaufman
  • North Texas week: Rashard Fant Q&A - The Indiana football team will try to bounce this week against North Texas at home after suffering a
  • Cowboys land Jawun that they want - The pool of elite class of 2015 point guards was shallow, but Oklahoma State got a good one as Jawun Evans picked the
  • Big Ten informs NCAA of recommended reforms; IU announces quantification of scholarships -

    The Big Ten Conference announced on Wednesday afternoon it has informed the NCAA of several reformations to student-athlete benefits it wishes to enact, similar to those in the

  • Roundup: Former Hoosiers start NBA training camp -

    Opening night of the NBA season is less than a month away and training camps have opened across the league this week along with media day events taking place. Here’s a

  • WATCH: Canada Highlights of Ferrell, Davis - Indiana completed its foreign trip to Canada in August. Watch highlights of Yogi Ferrell and Devin Davis
  • NBA Daily Cheat Sheet: September 30 - Everything you need to know about the New Orleans
  • THE HATER'S TRAVEL GUIDE: NORTH TEXAS
  • Crimson Query about North Texas with Underdog Dynasty