St. Augustine, Fla.-- The Indiana softball team fell to Marshall 9-4 on day three of the Triple Crown Classic in St. Augustine, Fla. The Hoosiers captured seventh place in the nine-team tournament and their record stands at 2-3 on the season.
Indiana got on the board first in the second inning when Marshall walked senior Karly McCormack and sophomore Mariangee Bogado to start the inning. Freshman Rachel Terry smacked a double to left centerfield to score Bogado and put the Hoosiers up 1-0.
Marshall answered back in the bottom of the second and tied the game at one on an RBI single by Jennifer Susman to score Leigh Wintter who was hit by a pitch. Jennifer Jones, pinch-running for Susman, then scored on an RB I single by Sara Spenia to give Marshall the 2-1 advantage.
The Hoosiers went up 4-2 in the third inning. Freshman Heather Hohs started the inning off with a single and then was thrown out at second on a fielder's choice by Val White. White then scored on an RBI double by freshman Kim Richards. Sophomore Lauren Hines hit a two-run homerun, her first of the season, to put Indiana in the lead.
Yet again, Marshall came back to tie the score at four on a two-run homerun by Amanda Williams. Williams hit her second two-run homerun in the fourth to put Marshall in the lead 6-4. They went on to break the game open in the bottom of the sixth on a bases clearing double by Wintter, which secured the win for Marshall.
Indiana has a week off before heading to the Crown Plaza Invitational in Houston, Texas Feb. 20-22.