Costly Errors Too Much For IU To Overcome In 8-2 Loss to Central Michigan
March 21, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana Hoosiers committed five errors on Sunday against Central Michigan, leading to six unearned runs for the Chippewas (10-7) in an 8-2 loss in the finale of the IU Classic. Senior Jennifer Glueckert had two hits and an RBI and freshman Amanda Wagner drove in the second Indiana (6-18) run with a single in the seventh inning.
Central Michigan opened the scoring in the second inning with a home run from Molly Coldren to make it 1-0. They added to it in the third inning when the Hoosiers committed errors on three consecutive batters, leading to five runs in the inning, all unearned, and a 6-0 Chippewas lead.
Indiana junior Sara Olson (3-8) started the game and went 2.2 innings and allowed just two hits and did not walk a batter, but six runs scored while she was in so she was saddled with the loss. Monica Wright pitched the final 4.1 innings and gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits and three strikeouts.
In the bottom of the third inning, freshman Madison Diederich singled to right for her first career hit in her first at-bat, and senior Kelli Ritchison followed with a single to third base. Glueckert worked deep into the count before poking a double off the fence in left field to plate one run and make it 6-1. The next two batters were retired in order to end the threat with a pair of runners in scoring position.
CMU added to their lead in the fifth inning with an RBI single and then make it an 8-1 lead in the sixth with an RBI double to plate another unearned run.
In the Hoosiers' half of the seventh, Breanna Saucedo drew a two-out walk before Wagner laced a single all the way to the fence in right center field to bring Saucedo all the way around from first and make it 8-2.
Central Michigan's Kari Seddon (6-3) picked up the win by going the distance and allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out seven.
Indiana will play three more games at home this week, starting with a 4 p.m. matchup with No. 18 Louisville on Wednesday. Then on Thursday, Evansville comes to Bloomington for a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.
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