Feb. 16, 2013
Final: Indiana 2, Marshall 1
ATLANTA, Ga. - Indiana won its fourth straight contest this afternoon with a 2-1, come-from-behind win over Marshall at the Georgia Tech Classic in Atlanta, Ga. The Hoosiers improve to 5-3 on the year, while Marshall drops to 2-6 overall.
Jena Malmen played a major part in that win, as she blasted a solo shot over the left field fence to give the Hoosiers their second and eventual winning run in the top of the seventh inning. The homerun is a career first for Malmen at Indiana.
Kassi Farmer hit safely for the fourth straight contest and drove in the Hoosiers' first run on a two-out, RBI single in the third, while Amanda Wagner owned the Hoosiers third hit of the day.
After tossing her first career no-hitter against Miami (Ohio) yesterday, Meaghan Murphy (3-2) continued to impress in the circle this afternoon. Murphy did not allow a single earned run and tied a season-high five strikeouts in her third win on the year.
Indiana's execution in the third manufactured the go-ahead run for the Hoosiers. Meyer drew a walk and was moved to second base on a Lexi Reese sacrifice bunt. Much like yesterday's meeting with Marshall, Farmer came through in the clutch with a two-out single to left to bring Meyer in to take a 1-0 lead.
Marshall responded with a run in the fourth, but Malmen would break up the tie with her first career homerun that fell well beyond the left field fence and put Indiana ahead, 2-1.
The Thundering Herd looked to stay alive in the bottom of the seventh, but consecutive fly outs ended the game to give Indiana its third win at the Georgia Tech Classic.