Hart named co-Big Ten Pitcher of the Week #iubase

Indiana left-hander Kyle Hart earned the Big Ten’s co-Pitcher of the Week honor after an outstanding weekend start.

Hart struck out a career-high 10 batters, while scattering three hits over six scoreless innings during IU’s 14-1 win over Illinois State on Friday. Hart did not walk a single batter, while lowering his season ERA to 1.08.

Through the first three weeks of the season, Hart is living up to his role as IU’s weekend ace. Dating back to last season, the senior has thrown 35 2/3 innings over his last six starts, while allowing 27 hits and two earned runs, striking out 31 batters and walking only two.

Hart has allowed only six extra-base hits during that string of starts, including five doubles and one triple. He’s tied for fourth in IU history with 23 career wins.

The Hoosiers (3-7) open their home schedule on Friday with a three-game series against Western Carolina.