Indiana baseball will head into the start of Big Ten play on Friday on an 11-game winning streak.
With seven pitchers combining for 12 strikeouts and nine innings of shutout baseball Tuesday afternoon, Indiana beat Valparaiso 4-0 at Bart Kaufman Field.
IU (14-4), now ranked No. 21 in the nation after a three-game sweep of then No. 12 Cal State Fullerton over the weekend, opens Big Ten play on Friday with the first game of a three-game set at Penn State.
Freshman Brian Hobbie pitched three innings and was credited with the victory. He struck out four. He is now 3-0. On Monday, Hobbie was named the Big Ten freshman of the week.
Indiana broke open a pitching duel in the bottom of the seventh when it scored three runs to take a 4-0 lead. Brad Hartong had a two RBI single and Casey Rodrigue had an RBI double in the frame for the Hoosiers.
In the last three seasons, Indiana is now 42-6 in the month of March including a 10-0 record this season.