Indians Win Series Finale In Walk-Off Fashion
Bethancourt extends hitting streak in walk-off win over Toledo
INDIANAPOLIS – Christian Bethancourt singled on a line drive to center field to score Travis Swaggerty and seal the Indianapolis Indians comeback victory over Toledo for their first walk-off win of the season on Sunday afternoon, 6-5. Indy dug out of a 5-0 hole in the triumph for its 14th
Bashlor Strands Bases Loaded to Clinch Series Win
Bashlor picked up his first save of the season in the 5-4 win over Toledo
INDIANAPOLIS – With the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning, relief pitcher Tyler Bashlor fanned back-to-back batters to clinch the Indianapolis Indians 5-4 win over the Toledo Mud Hens on Saturday night. With their fourth victory of the series, the Indians have earned their first series win
Ian Snell’s No-Hitter Among Greatest Starts in Team History
The right-hander delivered the first 9.0-inning no-no for Indianapolis since 1974
One of the most dominant starts in the illustrious history of the Indianapolis Indians ended with a routine fly ball to left field. May 15, 2005 – nine innings, nine strikeouts, no hits, no runs… and one walk. With 7,390 fans in attendance for a 54-degree, Sunday afternoon ballgame at
Four-Run Eighth Caps Indians Comeback Win
Susac drove in two runs in multi-hit performance
A four-run eighth sparked by a tie-breaking one-out single off the bat of first baseman Christian Bethancourt led the Indianapolis Indians to their first comeback win of the season over the Toledo Mud Hens, 6-2.
Mud Hens Mount Comeback for First Win of the Series
Alford, Bethancourt go yard but 5-0 lead doesn’t hold in 6-5 loss
After hitting back-to-back home runs on consecutive pitches for the second straight game on Thursday night, the Indianapolis Indians lost in comeback fashion to the Toledo Mud Hens, 6-5.
City and County High School Baseball Championships Set for Monday, May 17 at Victory Field
Game 1 scheduled for 5:00 PM, Game 2 to begin at approximately 7:30 PM
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians today announced that Victory Field will host the City and County High School Baseball Championships on Monday, May 17, the second high school doubleheader to be played at The Vic this month. Fans wishing to attend one or both games can purchase tickets online here.
Kramer and Craig Go Back-To-Back In Second Home Win
Craig has hit three home runs in the past two games
Back-to-back two-out jacks by Kevin Kramer and Will Craig continued the Indianapolis Indians parade of home runs at Victory Field on Wednesday afternoon to take a 2-0 series lead over the Toledo Mud Hens, 5-3.
Craig’s Two-Homer Day Leads Indians In Home Opener Win
The Indians offense hit four home runs on Tuesday night
The Indianapolis Indians lineup began the game with fireworks and never let up on Tuesday night for Victory Field’s home opener, launching two home runs in the first inning and four total on the evening to oust the Toledo Mud Hens, 4-3.
Indians No-Hit in Nine for First Time Since ‘02
Four Cubs pitchers combined for the no-no
DES MOINES, IOWA – The Indianapolis Indians were no-hit by the Iowa Cubs for the second time in their all-time series history on Sunday afternoon as the Cubs shut out Indy, 2-0, to take the 3-2 series win.
Stokes Jr.’s Contract Selected by Pirates
Stokes hit .222 (2-for-9) with a home run in first four games with Indy
Today the Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. from Indianapolis to replace Ke’Bryan Hayes, who was moved to the 60-day injured list with a left wrist injury, on the 40-man roster. Stokes Jr. will become the first active member of Indy’s roster to make his major
In Memory of Mom: Indianapolis Indians Charities Donates to Riley Children’s Cancer Center
Fans encouraged to join donation efforts to Riley Children’s Cancer Center as IIC supports Indians pitchers Geoff Hartlieb and Cody Ponce, who both lost their mothers to cancer
INDIANAPOLIS – Today on Mother’s Day, Indianapolis Indians Charities (IIC) donated $2,000 to the Riley Children’s Cancer Center in support of Indians pitchers Geoff Hartlieb and Cody Ponce. Both men lost their mothers to cancer – Hartlieb’s mom, Wendy, passed away from lung cancer in April 2015, and Ponce’s mom,
Saturday Night Matchup at Iowa Postponed Due to Rain
Indians and Cubs meet for series finale Sunday
DES MOINES, IOWA – The fifth game of a six-game series tonight between the Indianapolis Indians and Iowa Cubs has been postponed due to inclement weather. The contest will be made up as part of a to be determined doubleheader when Indy travels back to Des Moines from Aug. 3-8.
Tenth-Inning Miscues Tie Series At Two
Wild pitch, passed ball allow winning Cubs run
DES MOINES, IOWA – A wild pitch and two-out passed ball between Indianapolis batterymates Tyler Bashlor and Andrew Susac brought home the Iowa Cubs winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning on Friday night following a comeback attempt by the top of the Indians lineup. The I-Cubs tied
Long Balls Lift Indians Out of Cubs Reach
A pinch-hit homer by Troy Stokes Jr. marked the difference in the game
DES MOINES, IOWA – Chris Sharpe sent his first Triple-A home run over the left field wall and into the Principal Park parking lot to put the Indianapolis Indians up 3-0 early en route to a 5-4 win over the Iowa Cubs on Thursday night.
Safety Protocols at Victory Field Implemented for Start of 2021 Season
Mask requirements, socially-distanced seating, digital ticketing and cashless concession stands highlight biggest adjustments at The Vic
INDIANAPOLIS – With the Indianapolis Indians home opener set for Tuesday, May 11 against the Toledo Mud Hens at Victory Field, the organization announced numerous health and safety game day protocols in advance of the six-game series that runs through Sunday, May 16. The protocols align with previously set and
Home Runs Hand Indianapolis First Loss of 2021
Seven of the Cubs eight runs came via the long ball
DES MOINES, IOWA – After seven innings of back-and-forth ball, the Iowa Cubs capped a five-run eighth with a grand slam to hand the Indianapolis Indians their first loss of 2021, 8-3, and even the series at one game apiece.
Indianapolis Indians Announce New Hires Ahead of 2021 Season
Stadium operations department adds director and coordinator to staff
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians front office is expanding, with two recent hires joining Minor League Baseball’s total attendance leader over the past 10 seasons combined. Both hires, one who interned for the club in 2020, round out the organization’s stadium operations department.
Indianapolis Indians Charities, Teachers’ Treasures Announce Whiteboard Double Play Campaign
IIC to match all donations to Teachers’ Treasures for seven-day stretch from May 4-10
INDIANAPOLIS – You donate, we match! Today, Indianapolis Indians Charities (IIC) and Teachers’ Treasures introduced the Whiteboard Double Play campaign, an initiative where IIC will match all donations made to Teachers’ Treasures up to $10,000 through Monday, May 10. Teachers’ Treasures is a nonprofit that obtains and distributes school supplies
Swaggerty’s Three-Hit Day Leads Indy in Opening Night Shutout
RHP Chase De Jong ties career-high in stellar start
DES MOINES, IOWA – Travis Swaggerty launched his first Triple-A home run and RHP Chase De Jong held the Iowa Cubs hitless through five innings to lead the Indianapolis Indians to their first Opening Night win since 2017, 3-0.
Volunteer Coaches and Umpires Needed for Indy RBI’s 2021 Season
Indy RBI season gets underway on Saturday, May 8
INDIANAPOLIS – With Indy RBI’s season set to begin Saturday, May 8, the inner-city youth baseball and softball nonprofit and Indianapolis Indians Charities (IIC) are seeking individuals interested in becoming volunteer coaches and umpires. To become an Indy RBI volunteer coach or umpire, please email [email protected].
Indians and Pirates Announce Preliminary Opening Day Roster
Top prospects Yajure and Swaggerty headline roster
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Pirates, today announced their Opening Day roster for the 2021 season. After the 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indians take the field for the first time in over 20 months on Tuesday, May 4, opening
Meijer Becomes Exclusive Partner for Victory Field’s 25th Anniversary
Indians to celebrate The Vic’s 25th anniversary through commemorative social and in-park content
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians are celebrating Victory Field’s 25th anniversary during the 2021 season through social media content and in-park activations tied to the history and happenings at the ballpark. Now, Victory Field’s 25th anniversary is coming to an aisle near you. Meijer, the Official Supercenter/Grocer of the Indians,
Pittsburgh’s Top Prospects Highlight Indy’s Probable Outfield
Indy’s likely outfield features all new faces including two top organization prospects
The Indianapolis Indians outfield will likely be manned by five players new to the Circle City in 2021. Two of the five projected outfielders will enter their first season in the Pirates organization, two others are top-ranked prospects expected to make their Triple-A debuts, and the last is a player
Probable Indians Infield Welcomes Top Prospect to Gold Glove Talent
Oneil Cruz is likely to join MiLB Gold Glover Will Craig, Cole Tucker and more returners
After collecting two MiLB Rawlings Gold Glove Awards in 2019, the Indianapolis Indians infield is likely to return and add on to some of that talent for the upcoming season. With Ke’Bryan Hayes all but solidifying himself as a major leaguer and possible franchise cornerstone in Pittsburgh, a few familiar
Victory Field Classic Tickets Now Available
Indianapolis Indians to host high school baseball twin bill for 12th time since 2009
INDIANAPOLIS – Four Indiana high school baseball teams take center stage at the corner of West & Maryland on Friday, May 7 for the Victory Field Classic presented by BSN Sports and Franciscan Health. This year, Brownsburg, Center Grove, Lebanon and Mooresville will take the field. Victory Field Classic tickets