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Indiana Baseball: Devin Taylor highlights All-Big Ten awards for Hoosiers, six total honored



Devin Taylor highlighted the postseason awards for the Indiana baseball program as six total Hoosiers were honored. (Devin Taylor / Indiana Athletics)

The Indiana baseball program reached a milestone this year that it hadn’t done in the regular season in a decade. On top of that, numerous players received All-Big Ten honors heading into postseason play.

After reaching the 40-win regular season mark for the first time since 2013, Indiana heads into the Big Ten Tournament as the 2-seed. A large reason for the success has been due to freshman Devin Taylor. On Tuesday, he received the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award.

Taylor’s numbers this season were tremendous. He led all Big Ten freshmen in batting average (.328), OPS (1.146), runs scored (58), home runs (16), RBIs (56), total bases (121), slugging percentage (.695), walks (34) and on-base percentage (.451). His 16 home runs this year rank third all-time by all Big Ten freshman.

Taylor was also named to the All-Big Ten First Team.

The other member of the All-Big Ten First Team is sophomore relief pitcher Ryan Kraft. Kraft led all Big Ten pitchers in ERA (2.51) this year in 19 appearances and 57.1 innings of work.

He had 49 strikeouts and was 6-1 on the season. He also had five saves.

On the All-Big Ten Second Team were Phillip Glasser, Luke Sinnard and Brock Tibbits.

Glasser started the year off with a bang, reaching base in the first 45 games of the season. He had a .350 batting average and team-best 83 hits to go with 63 runs scored.

Sinnard led the Big Ten in strikeouts with 104, including three games with 10+ strikeouts. He had a 4.48 era in 78.1 innings pitched. Sinnard finished the season 11-3.

He needs five more strikeouts to set the Indiana single-season program strikeout record.

Rounding out the second team was Tibbits. He had a .387 batting average and finished with 10 homers and 64 RBIs.

Sophomore Josh Pyne was the lone representative for the Indiana baseball program on the Third Team. He finished the year with a.311 batting average and five home runs and 51 RBIs.

Tyler Cerny was also on the All-Big Ten Freshman Team. 

The Indiana baseball program begins its Big Ten Tournament on Tuesday.

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