SETTING THE SCENE
• The Indiana Hoosiers return home to host the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Bart Kaufman Field for a three-game, Big Ten series this weekend.
• This past weekend, the Hoosiers took two of three games at Northwestern to win the series. After winning on Friday, 5-4, Indiana got a stellar performance from RHP Gabe Bierman to win the rubber match on Sunday, 4-0. The right tossed 7.2 shutout innings while striking out six and allowed just two hits and issued one walk on the afternoon.
• Jeff Mercer is in his third season at the helm of the Indiana baseball program.