Indiana Baseball: Hoosiers head south again for three games this weekend

Indiana baseball, Cal Krueger. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Indiana baseball, Cal Krueger. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /

The Indiana baseball team will head to Mobile, Alabama for three games a week after playing a three-game set at LSU.

The Hoosiers opened their 2020 season last weekend with a three-game set against national power LSU. The Tigers looked like the better team in the first two games, but the Hoosiers were able to battle back and salvage a win in the third and final game of the series.

Even with the two losses, it was a big win for Indiana and one that showed they could beat one of the best teams in the country. The Hoosiers are a young team, but second-year head coach Jeff Mercer has repeatedly said they aren’t afraid of anyone and they need to play the best to get better.

Sophomore outfielder Grant Richardson had a great weekend and was rewarded for it winning co-Big Ten Player of the Week.

Richardson and company hope they can take the momentum from the win against LSU and continue it this weekend when they head to Mobile, Alabama for three games.

One of the disadvantages of playing baseball for a northern college is you must travel the first few weekends to make sure you can get in games. It turns into great weather to play in, but all the travel can take a toll.

The Hoosiers hope that is not the case this weekend as they play UT Martin on Friday, 30th ranked South Alabama on Saturday, and finish the weekend Sunday against SIenna. While not quite the same test as playing LSU in Baton Rouge, it still should present a good test for the Hoosiers and gives them another opportunity to beat a ranked opponent.

The Hoosiers hope their experience playing at LSU last weekend will give them the advantage this weekend as they should be competitive if not better in all three games.

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Indiana will finally play at home against Butler next Wednesday before heading back on the road when they travel to North Carolina for three more games.

The next two weekends will test the Hoosiers, but if history tells us anything they won’t be intimidated.