Terry Goes 4-for-4 as Hoosiers Fall to Northwestern, 14-7
April 8, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Senior Rachel Terry went 4-for-4 and fell a triple short of the cycle, but it was not enough as Indiana fell to No. 8/7 Northwestern on Sunday, April 8, in the first game of a doubleheader, 14-7.
Terry doubled in her first at-bat, then homered in her second and singled in her third. The Palatine, Ill., native led off the seventh inning needing the triple for the cycle, but singled sharply up the middle to settle for her first four-hit game of the season.
The Wildcats (30-7, 5-1 Big Ten) took advantage of seven walks and a costly IU error to hang a 7-spot in the second inning, and tacked on three more runs in the third to take a 10-0 lead.
The Hoosiers (18-18, 1-4 Big Ten) would battle back, however, scoring five runs in the bottom half of the third. Tory Yamaguchi put the first Indiana runs on the board with a two-run double with the bases loaded in the inning, and after junior Jennilee Huddleston scored on a wild pitch, Terry followed with a two-run bomb to draw IU within five runs.
After Erin Dyer scored on a fielder's choice in the fourth, Northwestern added a pair of runs in the top of the fifth on Garland Cooper's two-run home run to right center.
With the Wildcats now up eight runs and threatening to put the mercy rule going into effect, the Hoosiers staved off the end of the game by scoring two runs of the their own in the bottom half of the fifth. Terry's one-out single got the rally started, and after a strikeout, senior Kim Richards kept the game going by sending Northwestern starter Eileen Canney's 1-2 offering over the fence in right center for her fifth home run of the season.
NU added a run in the top of the seventh, but the Hoosiers again refused to go quietly. Terry and freshman Stephanie Turner led off the bottom half of the frame with consecutive singles up the middle, and one out later, Terry and pinch-runner Julie DiNallo advanced on a groundout to put runners at second and third. Canney would work out of the jam, striking out pinch-hitter Anna Olson to end the game.
Canney improved to 16-7 on the season, benefiting from a huge offensive outburst after allowing seven runs on 11 hits and four walks in 7 innings of work. Wright fell to 11-11, as she surrendered seven runs, two earned, on two hits and six walks in 1 2/3 innings. Junior Jennifer Moore tossed 5 1/3 innings of relief, allowing seven runs on eight hits and five walks. IU outhit Northwestern in the contest, 11-10.
In addition to Terry's incredible day at the plate, Richards was 2-for-4, while five other Hoosiers recorded hits.
Tammy Williams (3-for-5, three runs, three RBIs) and Nicole Pauly (3-for-5, two RBIs) led the Wildcats at the plate.
Game two of the doubleheader is slated to begin at approximately 4 p.m.
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