IU’s Sommer named B1G Pitcher of the Week

Indiana junior Tommy Sommer was named the Big Ten’s pitcher of the week on Wednesday.

The lefty threw eight shutout innings in a 5-2 win over MInnesota last week. He allowed just two hits and matched his career-high with 10 strikeouts.

It was a banner series for the Hoosier pitching staff in Minneapolis last week. After an opening 2-1 loss to Rutgers, IU’s next three starters all hit double-digit strikeouts. Sommer notched 10 on the Gophers, McCade Brown racked up 12 on Rutgers, and Ty Bothwell finished off the weekend with 10 versus Minnesota.

IU sits at 3-1 as it prepares for its first home series of the year, facing Penn State for four games at Bart Kaufman Field. First pitch for Friday’s series opener is 1 p.m.

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  1. College baseball is a really good game to watch and IU and Indiana State baseball are both solid programs.

    1. Agreed. 🙂 Once they figured out the bat issue, the college game has become and outstanding product. Kind of sucks that baseball season is hitting it’s stride when finals and transitioning to summer activities for students happens.

      I love the new stadium in Bloomington. First game I saw there live, this new lefty catcher named Schwarber comes up to bat in the first inning. My friend says this guy is a masher. He took ball one. Then on the 2nd pitch he turned on it and I think might have landed on 45.

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