Before my hiatus, I began tracking the baseball team but hadn't checked in on the guys in a while. It turns out I didn't miss much. The Hoosiers finished 19-35 overall, 8-23 (10th place) in the Big Ten. Wisconsin doesn't have a baseball team, so that's last place. Outfielder Andrew Means, also a wideout on the football team, was second team All Big Ten, but that was about it. Here are the final stats. A few notes:
- The trend I noted in earlier posts continued. The Hoosiers simply did not hit for power. They finished the season with 8 HR, compared to 29 for their opponents.
- Freshman pitcher Matt Bashore didn't keep up with his early season pace, but struck out 50 in 70 innings.
- IU's top four pitcher by ERA were freshmen or Sophomores: sophomore Tyler Tufts, Bashore, freshman Chris Squires, and sophomore Joe Vicini.
Tough year for the Hoosiers, but the youth of this year's team plus the imminent groundbreaking on the new stadium should point the program in the right direction.