Wednesday, May 20, 2009

IU Cruises Past Purdue 9-1 in Big Ten Tournament

Eric Arnett Interview:

Chris Hervey Interview:

IU rode the arm of Eric Arnett and received major offensive contributions from several players in route to the 9-1 victory over Purdue in the opening round of the conference baseball tournament. Check out the IU release for more detail here.

Photos courtesy of the Illinois Baseball Report photo gallery.

Next Up for the Hoosiers:
Minnesota - Thursday 3:35 p.m. ET
Projected Starters: IU - Matt Bashore, UM - Chauncy Handran (3.81 ERA)

Handran - 8 IP, 6 hits, 2 ERs, 1 BB, 4 Ks vs. IU this season
Bashore - Did not face Minnesota this season

**Check out good article on Eric Arnett in today's Columbus Dispatch here.


  1. Arnett looked awesome in person and was lighting up the radar gun all day long. He is so much improved from a year ago today. His teammates really put on quite a show with the bats. The game tomorrow vs. Minny should be a good one for sure. I was shocked to (not see) Dickerson and Crawford in the lineup today. IU played a great defensive game today. SS Jake Dunning made some very nice plays in the field along with 2B Tyler Rodgers.

  2. Great pitching performance by Arnett. If IU can win the Big Ten tournament and receive an automatic bid, a #1 seeded team in the regional should be scared. That is assuming IU would get a #4 seed.

  3. Dickerson and Crawford's replacements Earley and Lambert each had 2 RBIs which shows our offensive depth. The defense will have to continue to be solid because that has been our downfall all year long.

  4. Any reason Dickerson was out today? Just the pitching matchup or is there something that should concern us?

  5. I'm sure there's a reason.

    Hope that when they return to the line-up - they contribute right away as usual.