March 15, 2013
Final Stats |
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – After playing the first 25 games of the 2013 campaign on the road, the Indiana softball took the field for the very first time in front of a home crowd in the Hoosiers’ inaugural game at Andy Mohr Field. Indiana defeated Toledo 9-1 in the opening game of the Hoosier Classic.
The Hoosiers cranked out 12 hits, 8 of which in the first inning, with four batters in the lineup recording multiple-hit games. Kelsey Dotson drove in three runs on a 2-for-2 day and blasted the first ball to ever leave Andy Mohr Field on a solo shot in the second inning. Amanda Wagner went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI, while Shannon Cawley drove in a pair after going 2-for-3 at the plate. Lexi Reese scored once for the Hoosiers and doubled and singled in a 2-for-2 showing.
Meaghan Murphy threw the first 4.0 innings to collect her seventh win of the year. The junior allowed one earned run on five hits while striking out a pair of UT batters.
Brooke Boetjer checked into the circle and tossed the final 1.0 innings and fanned one.
Indiana drove in eight runs behind eight hits in their first plate appearance against the Rockets. Wagner kickstarted the IU offense with an RBI-double to right field and was waved around to score on a Cawley double to right-center. A wild-pitch plated Cawley, and Murphy drove in the Hoosiers fourth run on a single to right. Shelby Gogreve followed suit with an RBI-single back up the middle, and a Dotson double to left center sent the sixth and seventh run home. Cawley’s second hit of the frame plated run number eight for IU, this time on a single to center.
After a scoreless second inning, Dotson pushed the Hoosiers’ lead to nine runs on a solo blast that cleared the left field fence.
Toledo responded with a run in the top of the fourth, but Indiana would close out the remainder of the contest, taking the first game of the Hoosier Classic in five innings.
IU will return to the field this evening when they take on Central Michigan in game four of the Hoosier Classic.