Softball

    Indiana's Season Ends With 8-3 Loss at Purdue

    Go Hoosiers! Freshman Sara Olson drove in all three IU runs against Purdue on Sunday.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Freshman Sara Olson drove in all three IU runs against Purdue on Sunday.
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 4, 2008

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    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Indiana softall team saw its season come to an end on Sunday in West Lafayette, Ind., with an 8-3 loss to the Purdue Boilermakers at the Varsity Softball Complex. Freshman Sara Olson drove in all three runs for Indiana with a two-run home run and an RBI single.

    Purdue (35-20, 9-9 Big Ten) got four runs in the top of the first inning, all of which were unearned as a result of three Indiana errors in the frame. Kelly Miller drove in the fifth Purdue run with an RBI single in the second before Ashley Hall added a two-run single to give the Boilermakers an 8-0 lead through three innings.

    Julia Hamilton started the fourth inning for Indiana (16-35, 6-14 Big Ten) with a bloop single in between the shortstop and left fielder and advanced to third on a pair of wild pitches by Purdue starting pitcher Suzie Rzegocki. Two batters later, Indiana starting pitcher Sara Olson crushed her third home run of the season, a deep drive over the left field wall to cut the Purdue lead to 8-2.

    Olson was back at it again in the sixth inning at the plate, dropping a single down the right field line that plated Hamilton from second base to make an 8-3 advantage for Purdue.

    But that is as close as the Hoosiers would get, as Rzegocki (15-8) went the distance for Purdue to pick up the win. She allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits and struck out six.

    Olson (3-9) took the loss for Indiana, going five innings and giving up eight runs, but only four were earned, on 11 hits and striking out three.

     

     

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