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Matt Gorski helped Indiana set the all-time team home run count today with a solo shot to left-center on Rutgers pitcher Tevin Murray. His home run bomb is the 86th of the season by the Hoosiers and they break the program’s previous record of 85 team home runs in a single season. In the home run department, the team is actually led by Matt Lloyd and Cole Barr with 16 and 15 home runs respectively. Those two are vying for the top dog slot to close out the season. Gorski’s shot has increased his own home run count to 12 on the year.

As you will read below, Purdue’s entire roster only has a combined 11 home runs. That’s right. Three Hoosiers individually each have more home runs than the entire Boilermaker baseball team.

In just his first season with Indiana, head coach Jeff Mercer is now the proud owner of an Indiana record that is sure to extend further as the Hoosiers have another regular season game to play against Rutgers, the Big Ten baseball tournament, and they are currently strong candidates for a great seeding in the NCAA tournament. Indiana currently has a 34-19 record overall and a 15-7 record in conference play.

Though Matt Gorski’s homer broke the record, the rest of the Hoosiers piled on to provide multiple guarantees that the record is going to stay broken. Later in the third, Indiana added further extended the home run record to 88 with a three-run shot by Scotty Bradley and a solo shot by Grant Richardson. In the fifth, Bradley launched another one into space.

2019 Indiana Hoosiers Home Runs by Individual

  • Matt Lloyd: 16
  • Cole Barr: 15
  • Matt Gorski: 12
  • Grant Richardson: 9
  • Scotty Bradley: 9
  • Elijah Dunham: 7
  • Ryan Fineman: 7
  • Wyatt Cross: 4
  • Drew Ashley: 3
  • Logan Kaletha: 3
  • Justin Walker: 2
  • Sam Crail: 1
  • Cade Bunnell: 1

Around the Big Ten

Indiana’s team home runs are by far the highest in the league. Their batting has been lights-out compared to the rest of the Big Ten and they have left everyone in the dust. The next closest teams are Michigan and Maryland each with 56 knocked outside of the park, and the Ohio State trails with a close 55. Matt Gorski alone has more home runs than Purdue’s entire team.

Home Runs in All Games by Big Ten Teams (as of May 17th, 2019)

  • Indiana: 89
  • Michigan: 56
  • Maryland: 56
  • Ohio State: 55
  • Minnesota: 36
  • Illinois: 35
  • Iowa: 26
  • Nebraska 26
  • Northwestern: 21
  • Michigan State: 19
  • Rutgers: 16
  • Purdue: 11

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