The baseball Hoosiers continue to struggle against major conference competition. IU stands at 3-6 in the Big Ten and 13-15 overall entering today's tripleheader at Purdue. The Hoosier offense continue to look anemic (still only two homeruns all year, as opposed to 12 allowed by the IU pitching staff), but IU does seem to be getting some quality pitching outings from a couple of young guys, previously mentioned freshman Matt Bashore and sophomore Tyler Tufts. As previously noted, IU coach Tracy Smith formerly was the coach at Miami of Ohio, and both Bashore and Tufts hail from the Buckeye state. Bashore continues to pitch well, with a 2.59 ERA and .221 opponents batting average.