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The Indiana Hoosiers baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate athletic team of Indiana University Bloomington in Bloomington, Indiana, United States. The team competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I and are members of the Big Ten Conference. The team plays at Bart Kaufman Field, which opened for the 2013 season.

Indiana Hoosiers baseball
2020 Indiana Hoosiers baseball team
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
Overall record2,143-1,691-23 (.559)
UniversityIndiana University
Head coachJeff Mercer (2nd season)
ConferenceBig Ten
Home stadiumBart Kaufman Field
(Capacity: 2,500)
NicknameHoosiers
ColorsCrimson and Cream[1]
         
College World Series appearances
2013
NCAA Tournament appearances
1996, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference tournament champions
1996, 2009, 2013, 2014
Conference champions
1925, 1932, 1938, 1949, 2013, 2014, 2019

In conference postseason play, Indiana has won four Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournaments and made eight NCAA Regionals appearances, including one College World Series appearance in 2013. In regular season play, the Hoosiers have won seven Big Ten Conference titles.

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HistoryEdit

The early yearsEdit

In 1949, the Hoosiers hired former Indiana University alumn and former MLB third baseman Ernie Andres[2] to manage the team. Andres would eventually become the longest serving head coach of IU baseball, to date, amassing a 388-367-3 overall record (129-209 conference record) during his 25-year tenure. Andres' Hoosiers would capture one Big Ten conference championship, while also finishing third or better in conference standings three times.

In 1974, Bob Lawrence[3] replaced longtime-tenured coach Ernie Andres. In seven seasons with the Hoosiers, Lawrence compiled a 132-164 overall record (44-71 conference record); Lawrence never led Indiana to a post-season appearance, with his highest conference final standing of third place occurred in 1976.

In 1981, Larry Smith replaced Bob Lawrence as head coach for the Hoosiers.[4] During Smith's three-year tenure at Indiana, he compiled a 74-74-1 overall record (13-30 conference record) and never achieved a post-season appearance.

Bob Morgan eraEdit

In 1984, Bob Morgan replaced Larry Smith as head coach of the Hoosiers. Morgan would take the Hoosiers to five Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournaments and one appearance in the NCAA Regionals. Indiana would lose in the opening round of the 1996 NCAA Midwest Regional to Witchita State, 4-0.[5] Morgan would finish his career with Indiana in 2005, with an overall record of 782–499–4 in 21 years of managing the team as the second-longest tenured coach in Hoosiers' history.

Post Bob MorganEdit

Tracy SmithEdit

On June 23, 2005, Indiana replaced long-time coach Bob Morgan with former Miami (OH) head coach Tracy Smith.[6]

On June 9, 2013, the Hoosiers completed a sweep of Florida State in the best of 3 Super Regional to advance to their first College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.[7] The Hoosiers would eventually lose 1-0 to Oregon State in the second round.[8] Consequently, the 2013 roster would also notably include future-Chicago Cubs player Kyle Schwarber and his eventual selection in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.[9]

Following the conclusion of the 2014 season, then-head coach Tracy Smith was hired by Arizona State to the same position. In nine years as head coach of the Hoosiers, Smith finished with a 287–237 overall record (127–111 conference record), two Big Ten Baseball Championships and three NCAA Regionals, including one College World Series appearance in 2013.

Chris LemonisEdit

On July 24, 2015, the Indiana Hoosier's Athletic Department hired former Louisville assistant coach Chris Lemonis to replace Smith as head coach.[10] On June 25, 2018, Mississippi State confirmed that it had hired Lemonis as their new head baseball coach, formally ending Lemonis' tenure with the Hoosiers.[11][12] Lemonis compiled a 141–91–2 overall record, 55–37-1 conference record and three NCAA Tournament appearances, while head coach of the Hoosiers.

Jeff MercerEdit

On July 2, 2018, Indiana University Athletics announced the hiring of former Wright State head coach Jeff Mercer, to the head coaching position for the Hoosiers.[13] Mercer would then make a notable acquisition to the Hoosiers' coaching staff on July 18, 2018 with the hiring of former-MLB All Star third baseman Scott Rolen as Director of Player Development.[14]

On May 18, 2019, the Hoosiers became the 2019 Big Ten regular season champions, following their win over Rutgers by a score of 13-3. Indiana would finish the regular season 36–19 overall and 17–7 in conference play.[15]

Following the culmination of the regular season, on May 21, 2019, Jeff Mercer was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. With the award, Mercer became the third Hoosier manager to be bestowed the honor.[16]

Conference affiliationsEdit

  • Independent (1895–1905, 1943)
  • Big Ten Conference (1906–1942, 1944–present)
    • Known as the Big Nine Conference from 1906–1917

Home stadiumsEdit

Sembower FieldEdit

Sembower Field was the main baseball stadium utilized by the Hoosiers from 1951 to 2012. It was named after former Indiana baseball player Charles Sembower. The stadium was located just north of the Foster Quadrangle dormitory on Fee Lane, less than 1 mile southeast of the current Hoosier baseball facility: Bart Kaufman Field. The former site of Sembower Field is presently used as a recreational sports complex for university students.[17]

 
Bart Kaufman Field - 2017

Bart Kaufman FieldEdit

Bart Kaufman Field is the home of the Hoosiers and is located in Bloomington, Indiana, on the campus of Indiana University. Indiana alumnus Bart Kaufman (1960-1962) pledged $2.5 million to start construction on the facility, with the rest of the funding coming from private donations and the university.[18] Construction of Bart Kaufman Field was completed in March 2013 and formally dedicated on April 26.[19] Bart Kaufman Field hosted its first Big Ten Baseball Tournament from May 24–28, 2017.[20]

Notable playersEdit

Current MLB playersEdit

 
Kyle Schwarber was drafted in the first round, 4th overall.

Drafted playersEdit

 
Josh Phegley was drafted in the first round, 38th overall.
Year Round Pick Name Team
1965 8th 154 Ron Keller Minnesota Twins
1970 20th 469 Bruce Miller Chicago White Sox
1984 3rd 69 Barry Jones Pittsburgh Pirates
1988 5th 120 Mickey Morandini Philadelphia Phillies
1988 7th 174 John Wehner Pittsburgh Pirates
1993 1st 29 Kevin Orie Chicago Cubs
1993 37th 1046 Chris Peters Pittsburgh Pirates
1996 35th 1050 Doug DeVore Cincinnati Reds
2000 5th 134 Zach McClellan Kansas City Royals
2009 1st 38 Josh Phegley Chicago White Sox
2009 33rd 987 Jake Dunning San Francisco Giants
2011 3rd 91 Alex Dickerson Washington Nationals
2012 9th 291 Micah Johnson Chicago White Sox
2013 5th 140 Aaron Slegers Minnesota Twins
2014 1st 4 Kyle Schwarber Chicago Cubs
2014 2nd 67 Sam Travis Boston Red Sox
2017 9th 267 Craig Dedelow Chicago White Sox
2017 31st 916 Luke Miller Minnesota Twins
2018 5th 138 Jonathan Stiever Chicago White Sox
2018 22nd 647 Luke Miller Philadelphia Phillies
2018 28th 828 Logan Sowers Chicago White Sox
2018 29th 883 Tim Herrin Cleveland Indians
2019 2nd 57 Matt Gorski Pittsburgh Pirates
2019 6th 182 Andrew Saalfrank Arizona Diamondbacks
2019 6th 187 Tanner Gordon Atlanta Braves
2019 15th 444 Matt Lloyd Cincinnati Reds
2019 23rd 680 Pauly Milto Chicago White Sox
2019 36th 1077 Scotty Bradley Toronto Blue Jays
2019 36th 1080 Cam Beauchamp Philadelphia Phillies
2019 37th 1116 Cole Barr Seattle Mariners
2019 40th 1204 Elijah Dunham Pittsburgh Pirates
2019 40th 1207 Cade Bunnell Atlanta Braves

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Year-by-year resultsEdit

Below is a table of the program's yearly records.[28][29][30]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Independent (1895–1905)
1895 11-1
1896 6-3
1897 5-3
1898 3-1
1899 James Horne 7-6
1900 James Horne 3-2
1901 Robert Wicker 3-3
1902 George Moore 7-14
1903 Philip O'Neil 6-6
1904 Philip O'Neil 11-5
1905 Zora G. Clevenger 11-11
Independent: 73-55
Big Nine/Big Ten (1906–1942)
1906 Zora G. Clevenger 5-12-1 1-5 t-6th
1907 Jake Stahl 8-5 2-1 3rd
1908 Bob Wicker 7-9 2-5 6th
1909 Skel Roach 10-5 1-5 6th
1910 Skel Roach 5-3 4-3 3rd
1911 Skel Roach 6-7 3-3 t-4th
1912 John J. Corbett 5-9 0-8 7th
1913 Arthur Berndt 11-4 6-3 3rd
1914 Arthur Berndt 6-6 4-5 5th
1915 Arthur Berndt 2-7 1-7 9th
1916 Frederick Beebe 8-4 4-3 3rd
1917 Roy Whisman 5-9-1 5-4 3rd
1918 Guy Rathbun 9-7 0-5 8th
1919 Harry Scholler 13-9-1 2-5 6th
1920 Harry Scholler 8-7 3-6 5th
1921 George Levis 10-14 5-6 5th
1922 George Levis 1-2 1-2 t-7th
1923 Roscoe Minton 3-11 2-6 9th
1924 Roscoe Minton 8-12-1 4-5 7th
1925 Everett Dean 12-6 9-2 1st
1926 Everett Dean 6-8-1 3-6 8th
1927 Everett Dean 8-12-3 4-8 9th
1928 Everett Dean 10-5 5-4 5th
1929 Everett Dean 9-7-1 4-6 t-6th
1930 Everett Dean 9-6 6-4 3rd
1931 Everett Dean 12-6-1 4-4 7th
1932 Everett Dean 13-2 6-2 1st
1933 Everett Dean 16-3 3-2 t-4th
1934 Everett Dean 19-5-1 6-3 2nd
1935 Everett Dean 10-9-1 4-6 7th
1936 Everett Dean 15-7 6-3 4th
1937 Everett Dean 19-7 8-2 2nd
1938 Everett Dean 14-7-1 7-3 t-1st
1939 Paul Harrell 16-4 7-3 2nd
1940 Paul Harrell 11-8 3-5 t-7th
1941 Paul Harrell 15-8 7-5 t-4th
1942 Paul Harrell 12-10 5-7 t-5th
Independent (1943–1943)
1943 Paul Harrell 4-1
Big Ten Conference (1944–present)
1944 Paul Harrell 7-13 2-8 9th
1945 Paul Harrell 12-8-2 5-4 3rd
1946 Paul Harrell 13-5 5-3 5th
1947 Paul Harrell 12-7 4-6 7th
1948 Donald Danielson 15-10 3-9 8th
1949 Ernie Andres 18-5 8-4 t-1st
1950 Ernie Andres 11-12 4-4 6th
1951 Ernie Andres 16-10-1 6-4 3rd
1952 Ernie Andres 7-19 1-13 10th
1953 Ernie Andres 4-16 0-11 10th
1954 Ernie Andres 12-14 4-9 8th
1955 Ernie Andres 16-11 3-10 t-9th
1956 Ernie Andres 13-15 5-6 6th
1957 Ernie Andres 13-15 3-10 10th
1958 Ernie Andres 17-15 7-8 t-6th
1959 Ernie Andres 18-13 8-7 t-4th
1960 Ernie Andres 17-13 5-9 9th
1961 Ernie Andres 21-5-1 11-3 3rd
1962 Ernie Andres 16-13 6-8 6th
1963 Ernie Andres 15-14 4-10 10th
1964 Ernie Andres 23-12 7-8 t-7th
1965 Ernie Andres 20-15 6-7 6th
1966 Ernie Andres 17-15-1 6-5 5th
1967 Ernie Andres 14-23 6-12 8th
1968 Ernie Andres 1912 5-8 7th
1969 Ernie Andres 18-14 10-8 5th
1970 Ernie Andres 18-23 7-11 8th
1971 Ernie Andres 14-23 5-11 t-8th
1972 Ernie Andres 11-24 2-13 10th
1973 Ernie Andres 20-16 8-10 t-7th
1974 Bob Lawrence 19-21 9-8 5th
1975 Bob Lawrence 21-24 7-11 7th
1976 Bob Lawrence 23-17 10-7 3rd
1977 Bob Lawrence 21-26 4-14 9th
1978 Bob Lawrence 20-23 5-8 7th
1979 Bob Lawrence 11-28 3-13 9th
1980 Bob Lawrence 17-25 6-10 t-6th
1981 Larry Smith 23-25-1 5-9 5th (East)
1982 Larry Smith 25-28 2-14 5th (East)
1983 Larry Smith 26-21 6-7 3rd (East)
1984 Bob Morgan 44-20 6-9 4th (East)
1985 Bob Morgan 57-19-1 8-8 t-2nd (East)
1986 Bob Morgan 43-17 7-9 t-3rd (East)
1987 Bob Morgan 43-17 7-9 3rd (East)
1988 Bob Morgan 39-19 11-17 t-8th
1989 Bob Morgan 34-26 5-23 10th
1990 Bob Morgan 30-27-1 14-14 t-5th
1991 Bob Morgan 38-23-1 15-12 t-3rd Big Ten Tournament
1992 Bob Morgan 35-20 14-14 5th
1993 Bob Morgan 38-21 15-12 4th Big Ten Tournament
1994 Bob Morgan 33-23 12-16 t-7th
1995 Bob Morgan 33-23 12-16 t-8th
1996 Bob Morgan 43-18 18-8 2nd NCAA Regional
1997 Bob Morgan 33-22 8-16 8th
1998 Bob Morgan 29-27 14-14 5th
1999 Bob Morgan 37-17 14-14 5th
2000 Bob Morgan 29-27 9-19 10th
2001 Bob Morgan 24-31-1 7-19 10th
2002 Bob Morgan 35-20 15-14 4th Big Ten Tournament
2003 Bob Morgan 34-22 16-15 6th Big Ten Tournament
2004 Bob Morgan 25-30 9-22 10th
2005 Bob Morgan 26-30 9-23 10th
2006 Tracy Smith 22-34 11-21 10th
2007 Tracy Smith 19-35 8-23 10th
2008 Tracy Smith 31-30 15-17 6th Big Ten Tournament
2009 Tracy Smith 32-27 16-7 3rd NCAA Regional
2010 Tracy Smith 28-27 12-12 t-5th Big Ten Tournament
2011 Tracy Smith 30-25 11-13 7th
2012 Tracy Smith 32-28 16-8 2nd Big Ten Tournament
2013 Tracy Smith 49-16 17-7 1st College World Series
2014 Tracy Smith 42-13 21-3 1st NCAA Regional
2015 Chris Lemonis 35-24 12-10 6th NCAA Regional
2016 Chris Lemonis 32-24 15-9 t-3rd Big Ten Tournament
2017 Chris Lemonis 34-24-2 14-9-1 6th NCAA Regional
2018 Chris Lemonis 40-19 14-9 5th NCAA Regional
2019 Jeff Mercer 37-23 17-7 1st NCAA Regional
Big Ten: 2,233-1,746-25 793-975-1
Total: 2,309-1,787-25

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

ChampionshipsEdit

Conference Regular Season ChampionshipsEdit

Season Conference Coach Overall Conference
1925 Big Ten Everett Dean 12–6 9–2
1932 Big Ten Everett Dean 13–2 6–2
1938 Big Ten Everett Dean 14–7–1 7–3
1949 Big Ten Ernie Andres 18–5 8–4
2013 Big Ten Tracy Smith 49–16 17–7
2014 Big Ten Tracy Smith 42–13 21–3
2019 Big Ten Jeff Mercer 37–23 17–7
Total Conference Titles 7

Conference Tournament ChampionshipsEdit

Season Conference Coach Winning Team Losing Team
1996 Big Ten Bob Morgan Indiana 6 Illinois 4
2009 Big Ten Tracy Smith Indiana 13 Minnesota 2
2013 Big Ten Tracy Smith Indiana 4 Nebraska 3
2014 Big Ten Tracy Smith Indiana 8 Nebraska 4
Conference Championships 4

AwardsEdit

Conference AwardsEdit

  • Big Ten Player of the Year – Mike Smith (1992), Kennard Jones (2002), Alex Dickerson (2010), Sam Travis (2014)
  • Big Ten Pitcher of the Year – Eric Arnett (2009), Aaron Slegers (2013), Joey DeNato (2014), Andrew Saalfrank (2019)
  • Big Ten Coach of the Year – Bob Morgan (1993), Tracy Smith (2013, 2014), Jeff Mercer (2019)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year - Alex Dickerson (2009), Sam Travis (2010)

All-AmericansEdit

  • Alex Dickerson
  • Don Ritter
  • Eddie LaDuke
  • Jim DeNeff
  • Ken St. Pierre
  • Mike Smith
  • Vasili Spanos
  • Josh Phegley
  • Eric Arnett
  • Dustin DeMuth
  • Kyle Schwarber
  • Aaron Slegers
  • Eli Goldaris
  • Joey DeNato
  • Sam Travis

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Player Biography - Ernie Andres". Baseballinwartime.com. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
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  12. ^ "Mississippi State hires Chris Lemonis as new baseball coach". ESPN.com. 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  13. ^ "IU baseball tabs Bargersville native Jeff Mercer as head coach". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Former 7-time MLB all-star Scott Rolen named IU baseball's director of player development". IndyStar.com. 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
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  16. ^ "Big Ten Announces Baseball All-Big Ten Honors and Individual Award Winners". Bigten.org. 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
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  18. ^ "IU Baseball Field To Be Named After Donor Bart Kaufman". Indiana Public Media. 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  19. ^ "Indiana University dedicating its new softball and baseball fields". IU News Room. 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
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