Hartong out for remainder of postseason with injured spleen

Indiana outfielder Brad Hartong will miss the remainder of the postseason with an injured spleen. The junior outfielder crashed into the left field wall at Bart Kaufman Field trying to catch a fly ball off the bat of Stanford’s Austin Slater in Saturday night’s game.

Hartong was hitting .316 with three home runs and 36 RBI.

The release from IU follows.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head baseball coach Tracy Smith announced on Sunday that junior outfielder/catcher Brad Hartong will miss the rest of the postseason due to an injury to his spleen.  Hartong is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2015 season.

“This a tough break for Brad as he has been a huge contributor to this team all season,” Smith said. “We look forward to having Brad back in 2015 after he makes a full recovery.”

Hartong batted .313 with three home runs and 36 RBI while appearing in 49 games for the Hoosiers this year.  The Long Beach, Calif., native was named Big Ten Player of the Week onApril 28.

2 comments

  1. Bummer, man. Hartong would’ve been a premier player on most teams. That’s a big loss. Glad he’ll make a full recovery, though.

    I noticed they put in a freshman to sub yesterday. Made good contact on his first at bat, then looked like… Well… A freshman after that. Any chance Casey Smith makes an appearance, or is he shut down for good?

  2. Punjab,
    Casey is shut down again. He gave it a shot, but the arthritis is a little too much. Options for tonight would be Craig Dedelow, the freshman who played yesterday, Chris Sujka or Luke Cureton in left. Also a possibility is using Chad Clark to catch as Hartong would have today and playing Schwarber in left.

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