Feb. 8, 2013
The Indiana softball team opened up its 40th season with an 8-0 loss at the hands of No. 4 ranked Arizona State at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.
The Hoosiers bats generated just two hits compared to ASU's 11 in the contest, with Jenna Abraham and Brianna Meyer each accounting for one apiece this evening.
Meaghan Murphy (0-1) is dealt the loss after tossing 1.1 innings and giving up four earned runs on six hits.
Freshman hurler Brooke Boetjer made her collegiate debut in relieving Murphy in the circle. She allowed three earned runs on five hits while striking out three in 3.1 innings of work.
The Sun Devils posted back-to-back solo shots by Amber Freeman and Cheyenne Coyle to take a two run lead the bottom of the second, and an RBI single and a costly Indiana error allowed ASU to increase its lead to five in that same frame.
Boetjer checked into the circle in the bottom of the second and forced a ground out and a fly out to help the Hoosiers escape the inning; however, the Sun Devils would make it 6-0 in the third on their third homerun of the contest.
Two more ASU runs in the bottom of the fifth ended in the contest early in five.
The Hoosiers will look to bounce back as they continue play in the Kajikawa Classic when the take on Bradley tomorrow, Feb. 9. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. EST.