Indiana Hoosiers baseball
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|
|Overall record||2,143-1,691-23 (.559)|
|Head coach||Jeff Mercer (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Bart Kaufman Field |
|Colors||Crimson and Cream|
|College World Series appearances|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1996, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1996, 2009, 2013, 2014|
|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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The early yearsEdit
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In 1949, the Hoosiers hired former Indiana University alumn and former MLB third baseman Ernie Andres 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 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. 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. 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
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. The Hoosiers would eventually lose 1-0 to Oregon State in the second round. 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.
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.
On July 24, 2015, the Indiana Hoosier's Athletic Department hired former Louisville assistant coach Chris Lemonis to replace Smith as head coach. 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. Lemonis compiled a 141–91–2 overall record, 55–37-1 conference record and three NCAA Tournament appearances, while head coach of the Hoosiers.
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. 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.
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.
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.
- Independent (1895–1905, 1943)
- Big Ten Conference (1906–1942, 1944–present)
- Known as the Big Nine Conference from 1906–1917
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.
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. Construction of Bart Kaufman Field was completed in March 2013 and formally dedicated on April 26. Bart Kaufman Field hosted its first Big Ten Baseball Tournament from May 24–28, 2017.
Current MLB playersEdit
- Alex Dickerson, San Diego Padres 
- Josh Phegley, Oakland Athletics 
- Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs 
- Micah Johnson, Atlanta Braves 
- Sam Travis, Boston Red Sox 
- Aaron Slegers, Pittsburgh Pirates 
|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|
|1905||Zora G. Clevenger||11-11|
|Big Nine/Big Ten (1906–1942)|
|1906||Zora G. Clevenger||5-12-1||1-5||t-6th|
|1912||John J. Corbett||5-9||0-8||7th|
|Big Ten Conference (1944–present)|
|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)|
|1991||Bob Morgan||38-23-1||15-12||t-3rd||Big Ten Tournament|
|1993||Bob Morgan||38-21||15-12||4th||Big Ten Tournament|
|1996||Bob Morgan||43-18||18-8||2nd||NCAA Regional|
|2002||Bob Morgan||35-20||15-14||4th||Big Ten Tournament|
|2003||Bob Morgan||34-22||16-15||6th||Big Ten Tournament|
|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|
|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|
Postseason invitational champion
Conference Regular Season ChampionshipsEdit
|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|
- 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)
- 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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