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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.— After just one season, Jeff Mercer has already left an imprint on the Indiana. In 2019, the Hoosiers took home a conference title, landed a regional bid and had an astonishing 10 players drafted in route to Mercer being named the Big Ten Coach of the Year.
Mercer was quick to credit the talent already on campus when he was lured away from Wright State, his alma mater and Horizon League power, but it’s also apparent that he brought a new philosophy to the program; one that his players embraced.
Last season, the Hoosiers hit the second most home runs in the country (95), finishing only behind national champion Vanderbilt who played 11 more games than Indiana.
At Wright State, Mercer’s teams tended to prioritize on-base percentage and an aggressive approach on the base paths, so the slugging approach that Indiana employed was less so a predetermined coaching tactic, but more…
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