Indiana heading to College World Series

Jace Frederick

Indiana will be the first Big Ten baseball team to represent the conference in the College World Series since 1984 after the Hoosiers defeated Florida State 11-6 in Tallahassee Sunday afternoon.

The win gave Indiana a 2-0 sweep in the best-of-three Super Regional over the Seminoles — who came in as the No. 7 overall seed in the country.

The Hoosiers claimed the Big Ten’s regular season title with a 17-7 record and won the conference tournament at Target Field — beating Nebraska 4-3 on a Scott Donley walk-off single in the championship game.

“I’ll put [Indiana] up against any team in the country,” Huskers head coach Darin Erstad said during the Big Ten tournament. “They’re that good, in my opinion.”

Big Ten Pitcher of the Year Aaron Slegers leads Indiana’s starting staff. Slegers was one of three Hoosiers selected in this weekend’s MLB draft — all of which were selected by the Minnesota Twins.

Read more on the conference's recent emergence in baseball.