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    Illinois-Chicago Tops Indiana at adidas Invitational

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Rachel Terry accounted for one of IU's two hits.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Rachel Terry accounted for one of IU's two hits.
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 9, 2007

    Box Score

    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Indiana could not overcome a pair of early runs, falling to Illinois-Chicago, 2-0, on Friday, March 9, at the USF adidas Invitational.

    The Hoosiers (3-7) didn't allow a run after the second inning, but could not come up with any offense of their own to drop a close contest to the Flames (6-12).

    Rachel Terry and Sarah Padove accounted for Indiana's only hits, as Terry reached on a single in the second inning and Padove singled down the left field line the fifth.

    UIC got on the board in the bottom of the first by playing small ball. Brittany Dixon earned a one-out walk, then with two outs, stole second and took third on a wild pitch. After an Elizabeth Jacoby walk put runners on the corners, Nicole Robinson dropped a single into shallow left center to score Dixon.

    The Flames would add another run in the bottom of the second, again getting things started with a one-out walk. Becky Moran earned the first free pass of the inning, and went to second on Ashlee Ackerman's infield single one out later. Dixon then reached on a fielder's choice, but Indiana was unable to nip Ackerman at second. Sarah Clynes then drew a walk to bring in Moran and knock IU starter Jennifer Moore (1-3) from the contest.

    Reliever Monica Wright proceeded to shut the Flames down, getting a fielder's choice to end the inning and allowing just four hits for the remainder of the contest.

    Indiana threatened in the fourth inning, as Jennifer Glueckert reached on a UIC fielding error to start the frame. Clyne got a lineout and a flyout for the first two outs, however, and Glueckert was caught stealing to end the threat.

    IU's only other base runner came in the seventh, as Terry drew a two-out walk to bring the tying run to the plate. Clynes again was up to the challenge, getting a groundout to end the contest.

     

     

    Clynes allowed just two hits and a walk in 7 innings to earn the win, while Moore took the loss after allowing two earned runs on two hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings. Wright worked 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

    The Hoosiers return to action against Northern Illinois at 1 p.m. on March 9.

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