Keeps Gettin’ Better

Posted: February 25, 2013 by sabeeson in IU Baseball
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Perhaps one of Indiana University’s most talented pitchers, Matt Bashore excelled from his freshman to senior year.

In his freshman season, Bashore went 4-7 with a 4.33 ERA. As a freshman he stunned most people by leading all Indiana pitchers with 50 strikeouts and a .262 batting average against. Little did he know, he would just keep getting better.

His sophomore season led to many more of his accomplishments. He was named first team All-Big Ten and second team All-Great Lakes Region. Overall, he went 7-3 on the season with a 3.59 ERA, striking out 86 batters in 82 2/3 innings. Bashore led the Big Ten conference in strikeouts. In addition, he became on of two Hoosier pitchers to earn the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week three times in one season.

Bashore’s junior season in 2009 was his last season in the crimson and cream. He ended his final season going 7-5 with a 4.08 ERA and 108 strikeouts, which was one fewer than the school record.   By the end of his reign he had tied the school’s career strikeouts at 244. He was also named to the Second Team All-Big Ten.


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Following his years at Indiana, Bashore entered the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft. He was drafted 46th overall in the 1st round by the Minnesota Twins. Due to an elbow injury, he was drafted to the Charleston RiverDogs, a NY Yankees affiliate.

There have been many rumors that Bashore could be brought up to the majors after fully recovering form this injury.


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