Earley is a junior infielder and outfielder at Indiana. He appeared in 49 games
in 2008 and batted .318 with seven doubles, four homers, 26 runs and 21 RBI. He
was hit by 15 pitches, the third-highest total in school history. Earley was
named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team as designated hitter. A native of
Anderson, Ind., Earley spent one season at the University of Cincinnati before
transferring to Indiana. He hit .320 with the Bearcats in 33 games with five
home runs and 15 RBI. Earley is a communications major.
April 6, 2009
Starting Conference Play
Big Ten has started and we are off to a pretty good start. We
just recently took the series from #26 Illinois two games out of
three, losing the last game by one run.
starting pitching in the Big Ten has been great. Blake “Blue
Chipper” Monar has had great Friday night starts, followed by El
Burro Grande (The Big Donkey) Eric Arnett, who has been nothing
less then dominant. And when you have the pre-season Big Ten
Pitcher of the Year and a first team all-conference performer
finishing out the weekend on Sunday, then you’re going to be
pretty good – by the way, his name is Matt Bashore, and he is
turning 21 as I write this – Happy Birthday Matty.
bus rides have been interesting to say the least (after a win of
course). At any given time you can walk back to the back of the
bus and see Josh Phegley, Chris Hervey, Joe “Boom” Vicini and
myself doing a fake radio show that at times has lasted for
about an hour. There is really no point, but a lot of things
that end up entertaining our team don’t really make a lot of
sense sometimes. Whether it is listening to Josh Lyon talk like
Chris Squires or pointless YouTube videos that we play over and
over again. Some would say we are idiots, and for the most part
I would have to agree.
though we got off to a slow start we are starting to get it
rolling. The Big Ten season is here and we have started it off
pretty good. If we continue to play like we are capable of there
is no telling what we could do. I’m very confident in our
abilities and can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has
in store for the Hoosiers.
Shoutout of the week goes to a great
friend of mine, Christopher “Mark” Hervey… I’m not going to say
why, but on April 11 I would like everyone to just say
congratulations to him. It’s been a great year.
(photos courtesy of IU Media Relations Office)