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Weekend roundup: IU baseball no-hitter, football wraps up spring practice, men’s soccer to B1G semis

The Indiana University baseball team recorded the team’s first no-hitter in nearly 37 years on Saturday night at Bart Kaufman Field, as pitchers McCade Brown and Braydon Tucker combined to no-hit Illinois, 8-0. The no-hitter is the first for Indiana since April 25, 1984, when the Hoosiers blanked Rose-Hulman, 6-0.

In the bottom of the ninth, Illinois’ Cam McDonald reached on a throwing error to lead off the frame. Tucker then induced a fielder’s choice to get the first out of the inning.  The righty then sealed the no-hitter, inducing a 6-3 double play to end the game.

With the win, IU was able to sweep Illinois and put a disappointing five game losing streak behind them.  The Hoosiers improved to 13-7 on the season overall and in Big Ten play.  Indiana is now in third place in the league standings, 1.5 games behind first place Nebraska.

The Hoosiers will travel to Northwestern this weekend.

FOOTBALL CONCLUDES SPRING PRACTICE

The Indiana football team closed out its 2021 spring season with its 15th practice on Saturday.  Afterward, head coach Tom Allen announced the team’s spring award recipients:

  • Most Improved Offense: AJ Barner, Tim Weaver
  • Most Improved Defense: Demarcus Elliott, Raheem Layne
  • Most Outstanding Offense: Davion Ervin-Poindexter, D.J. Matthews
  • Most Outstanding Defense: Ryder Anderson, Micah McFadden
  • LEO (Special Teams): AJ Barner, Bryson Bonds, Chris Childers, Davion Ervin-Poindexter, Cam Jones, Devon Matthews, McCall Ray, Javon Swinton
  • Strength & Conditioning: Ryder Anderson, Matt Bjorson, Peyton Hendershot, Cam Jones, Micah McFadden, James Miller

As previously reported, there will be no spring game this year.

The Hoosiers will now resume offseason training and conditioning.  IU opens the much anticipated 2021 season on Sept. 4 at Iowa.

INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER ADVANCES TO BIG TEN TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS

No. 6 Indiana (8-1-0) defeated the eighth-seeded Northwestern Wildcats (2-8-1) by a score of 3-0 in the opening round of the 2020-21 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament at Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday evening.

IU will host the fourth-seeded Maryland Terrapins in the 2020-21 Big Ten Tournament semifinal round. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on April 14 at Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium.  The matchup with be aired on Big Ten Network.

The winner of the semifinal match will advance to the championship final against the winner of second-seeded Penn State and third-seeded Michigan. The 19th-ranked Nittany Lions are slated to host the No. 20 Wolverines at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

The Big Ten Tournament championship match will take place on Saturday, April 17. The time and location for the match is still to be determined.  IU has won the event each of the last two years and 14 times overall.


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