Indiana first Big Ten team to make College World Series since 1984
The Indiana Hoosiers are going to the College World Series for the first time in school history after sweeping Florida State in their first Super Regional series.
Indiana ended a 29-year drought without a Big Ten team making the College World Series. Michigan was the last team to do it in 1984.
Michigan State appeared in the College World Series once in 1954.
This is just the Hoosiers’ third NCAA Tournament appearance in school history.
Indiana won the Big Ten regular-season title along with the conference tournament this season.
The Spartans swept Indiana in their 2013 Big Ten three-game series matchup.
The Hoosiers stunned the Seminoles at the Tallahassee Regional in front of a pro-FSU crowd Sunday, 11-6.
The team struck first, scoring four runs in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead.
FSU tied the game in the top of the fifth, until Sam Travis hit a two-run home run to put the game away for Indiana.
Travis led Indiana with a four-RBI game, while eight Hoosier players contributed with at least one hit in the game.
The Hoosiers will face off against Louisville in the first round of the College World Series.
The 2013 College World Series begins June 15-16 in Omaha, Nebraska.