IU baseball ranked No. 22 after winning Stanford series #iubase

Nothing about Indiana’s weekend trip to Stanford came easy, but carrying two wins back to Bloomington likely assuaged any ensuing travel frustrations.

It was quite the excursion for the Hoosiers, who according to their official Twitter account, waited three and a half hours for a bus at Chicago O’Hare Airport after the four-hour flight from San Francisco. From there, the four-hour bus ride back to Monroe County didn’t return the IU baseball squad to Bart Kaufman Field until after 10 a.m. Monday morning.

But plenty of good news awaited the Hoosiers upon their arrival.

The team found itself in one of the national rankings by Monday afternoon, when Collegiate Baseball tabbed IU at No. 22. Indiana was also one of six teams considered for the D1Baseball.com poll.

The Big Ten also recognized Indiana shortstop Nick Ramos as its player of the week on Monday after Ramos went 3-for-7 with three walks and three RBIs over the course of the three-game series against the Cardinal. Two of the junior’s RBIs came in the season opener, including a run-scoring single in the eighth inning that gave Indiana a 4-1 lead. Ramos’ slugging percentage (.571) and on-base percentage (.545) lead the Hoosiers.

Ramos’ award is Indiana’s 17th weekly confered honor since 2013.

Indiana had won eight consecutive road games dating back to last season, and 15 of its last 16. IU is 35-18 in true road games since the start of 2013 and 95-31 overall. The Hoosiers return to action on Friday afternoon when they face Presbyterian College in the First Pitch Invitational at Greenville, S.C.

2 comments

  1. Going to take awhile to get used to these low scoring games. The last two years, IU would have scored as many runs in one game as they did the whole weekend. I guess we are in the era of small ball.

  2. How can the travel plan be so screwed up? I would appreciate an answer. I U Baseball season ticket holder. Thanks

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