No. 3 seed Indiana will open play in the NCAA Baseball Tournament Friday at 3 p.m. ET against No. 2 seed Radford in a double-elimination NCAA Regional in Nashville, Tenn.
Both IU and Radford have been hot of late. The Hoosiers have won 11 of their last 14 games including nine out of the final 10 in regular season play. Radford is tied for the nation’s longest winning streak coming into the game, having won 15 in a row.
The second game of Nashville Regional will feature host Vanderbilt vs. Lipscomb at 8 p.m. ET.
Indiana (34-22) will go with junior lefthander Kyle Hart in the opener. Hart is 4-0 on the season with a 1.48 ERA. He has 24 strikeouts and just three walks in 30 innings pitched. He last threw for the Hoosiers in the Big Ten Tournament victory over Ohio State. He went six innings there and struck out five.
Radford (43-14) counters with its ace, lefthander Michael Boyle. Boyle is 10-2 with a 2.27 ERA in 15 starts. He has 85 strikeouts and 35 walks in nearly 100 innings pitched.
If IU wins it would play the winner of Vanderbilt-Lipscomb at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday. If it loses it would play in an elimination game on 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.