Indiana Baseball Clinches at Least a Share of Big Ten Championship
May 11, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
ROSEMONT, Ill. - With its 9-2 victory over Penn State on Sunday, Indiana (35-12,
19-2 Big Ten) claimed at least a share of the Big Ten Championship. The Hoosiers
clinch their sixth conference title in program history and become the first team to
secure back-to-back Big Ten Championships since Michigan did so in 2007 and 2008.
Five Hoosiers recorded multiple hits on Sunday, while Sam Travis led the way with
three runs batted in. With the game tied 2-2 after three innings, Indiana added a
run in the fourth and two in the fifth thanks to Travis' two-run home run for a 5-2
edge. The Hoosiers tacked on four runs in the eighth inning to complete the scoring.
Brad Hartong and Will Nolden added two RBI each, while Kyle Schwarber had three
runs scored on the day.
Indiana ends the regular season with a three-game homestand against Minnesota, which
begins on Thursday. The Hoosiers can claim the outright Big Ten Championship and the
top seed in next week's Big Ten Tournament as early as Monday, needing an Iowa
victory over Illinois on Sunday and a Michigan State win over Nebraska on Monday.
The 2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha,
Neb., May 21-25.