Indiana baseball pitcher Pauly Milto is ready to make a statement at the NCAA tournament.

Indiana baseball pitcher Pauly Milto is ready to make a statement at the NCAA tournament.

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Indiana baseball pitcher Pauly Milto is ready to make a statement at the NCAA tournament.

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Indiana Baseball is 2 seed in the NCAA tournament after winning the Big Ten conference under first-year head coach Jeff Mercer.  Senior pitcher Pauly Milto joins the show to talk to Greg Rakestraw who is filling for DD.  He prepares to get underway in the regional finals and hopes to make a run at the College World Series.

How does it feel that making the NCAA tournament is now expected of Indiana Baseball after the 2013 World Series run?

"You know there are guys like Schwarber and Travis brought around that bulldog winning mentality.  Just kind of go out and run all over every opponent and shove it down their throats.  Just enforce your will on them and be able to maintain that mentality going into each game and just kind of not expecting to win but imposing your will on your opponent."

How has the transition been with Jeff Mercer as your new head coach and getting you to a Big Ten title?

"It's actaully been fairly easy, Mercer is an awesome guy and an unbelievable coach obviously with winning Big Ten Coach of the Year.  Every team has a little bit of a roller coaster they ride on but the transition was pretty easy.  Coming into the fall, we would butt heads a little bit but just kind of figuring out his philosophies.  His mentality is pretty easy to just integrate everything and mesh together to produce a winning team."

Milto and the Hoosiers prepare to play 3 seed Illinois State in Louisville on May 31st at 2 PM.

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