Archive for the ‘IU Baseball’ Category

Google is a powerful thing. Maybe too powerful. It can be hard to find just what you’re looking for. Sometimes there’s just TOO much going on. Want to keep up with the Hoosiers but you’re not sure where? Here’s some links to popular IU blogs and news sources for the past, present and future of IU Athletics.

Peegs, the official site for just Indiana. Subscribe and get access to exclusive forums and information. (

The Crimson Quarry. Sounds like it’d be just football, but you can find information and post your own views on most major sports at IU. You can even purchase tickets for upcoming events! (

Hoosier Hype. The student led blog associated with the Indiana Student Daily. (

Hoosier Sports Nation. It pretty much has it all. “A forum of the people, by the people, for the people.” A lot of student contribution and solid information. Follow them on twitter, too. (

Indiana University Insider. Want something more “professional?” From the office of the Indy Star, this source is updated by hired journalists, not students. I’m not convinced that’s always better, but you might find less grammatical errors. (

Hoosier Hystoria. A fun flash back of what IU athletics used to be. Articles from the archives of the Bloomington Herald-Times. (



Keeps Gettin’ Better

Posted: February 25, 2013 by sabeeson in IU Baseball
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Photo Courtesy of Joe’s Little Big League Blog

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.

After going 9-2 in his senior season at Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala, Ohio, Eric Arnett took his right-handed pitching talents to Indiana University.

Arnett made his debut for Indiana at Eastern Illinois at the AutoZone Classic. His first start came against Florida A&M in his freshman season in 2007, which also became his first career win.


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In his sophomore season, he played in 17 games, starting seven times and pitching one complete game. Throughout these games he struck out 37 batters in 66 innings.

His biggest and most successful season was his junior year in 2009. Arnett was named Big-Ten co-Pitcher of the Year, was selected for the First Team All-Big Ten, and was a finalist for the College Baseball Foundation’s National Pitcher of the Year Award. Among these honors, he also was the first pitcher in school history to be named conference Pitcher of the Year. He then went on to play for the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.


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Following his junior season, Arnett was drafted in the first round (26th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers. He is now playing for the Advanced A Brewers, the Brevard County Manatees, where he has a 3.56 ERA.