Indiana Falls In Final Day of Kajikawa Classic
Feb. 9, 2014
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Indiana softball team dropped a 9-2 decision to Cal Poly in its final game at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. this afternoon. The Hoosiers finish the weekend at 1-4.
CaraMia Tsirigos earned the Hoosiers only hit through the first five innings of play, but in the bottom of the sixth, Indiana’s hitters finally made adjustments at the plate and connected on five hits to plate a pair of runs late in the contest. Tsirigos was the lone IU player to record a multi-hit game with a pair of singles. Kassi Farmer hit her fourth homerun in five games, while Kelsey Dotson, Katelyn Conenna and Shelby Gogreve added one hit apiece.
The Mustangs earned an early lead with a solo homerun in the first and pushed their lead to six with five runs in the second. Indiana looked to cut at its deficit with bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning and two outs. Erin Lehman sent one into play but the ball was unfortunately snagged by a Cal Poly infielder to retire the side.
A scoreless fourth and fifth inning pushed the game into the sixth, where Indiana’s bats struck for two runs in the bottom half of the frame.
Farmer broke open the inning with a homerun to left, her fourth in five games, and was followed by Tsirigos’ second single of the game. Jenna Abraham checked in to pinch run for Tsirigos and was moved to second base on single from Dotson. With runners at first and second, Conenna touched for her first collegiate hit on a single to left that allowed Abraham to slide into home and set the score at 7-2.
Cal Poly would plate another two runs on three Indiana errors in the top of the seventh, sending Indiana into their final at bat. The Hoosiers would be retired in order to end the game with a 9-2 final.
Indiana will continue play next weekend when they head to Atlanta, Ga. to play at Georgia State.
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