Hoosiers Travel To DeMarini Invitational

    Go Hoosiers! Alyssa Maiese
    Go Hoosiers!
    Alyssa Maiese
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 26, 2009

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    Coming off of its first win of the season, the Indiana softball team will make its second trip of the season to California, this time for the DeMarini Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton. Indiana will play its third team ranked in the top five in as many weekends when they open against No. 5 Stanford on Friday. They will follow that up with a second meeting in as many weeks with UC Riverside, the team IU defeated in Florida for the first win of the season. Also on the schedule this weekend are Auburn, Oregon State and Cal Poly.

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    Here is a look at Indiana's all-time record against the teams they will play this weekend at the DeMarini Invitational (last meeting):

    Stanford		First Meeting
    UC Riverside		2-0 (2009)
    Auburn		        0-2 (2000)
    Oregon State		1-1 (2000)
    Cal Poly		0-2 (2009)

    DeMarini Inviational Schedule
    Friday, Feb. 27
    Indiana vs. No. 5 Stanford - 12pm ET/9am PT
    Indiana vs. UC Riverside - 2:15pm ET/11:15am PT

    Saturday, Feb. 28
    Indiana vs. Auburn - 2:15pm ET/11:15am PT
    Indiana vs. Oregon State - 6:45pm ET/3:45pm PT

    Sunday, March 1
    Indiana vs. Cal Poly - 12pm ET/9am PT

    Senior shorstsop Emily Bergeson played the biggest role in earning head coach Michelle Gardner her first win as Hoosier head coach when she hit a grand slam against UC Riverside to put IU ahead 6-0. It was the first grand slam by a Hoosier since Sara Olson did it on April 25, 2008 against Illinois. The home run was the 11th of Bergeson's career, moving her to within one of the top ten all time at Indiana.

    Indiana head coach Michelle Gardner has pulled the right strings so far this season when bringing in a relief pitcher. Through the first eleven games, Gardner has had to bring in a relief pitcher on 12 occasions. And in all but one of those occasions, the pitcher has retired the first batter they have faced. Here's a look at each occasion:

    Opponent	Pitcher	Result
    Cal Poly	Hobbs	Strikeout
    Cal Poly	Maiese	Strikeout
    Pacific	Olson	Strikeout
    UCLA	Hobbs	Foul Out
    UCLA	Olson	Strikeout
    CS Fullerton	Wright	Groundout
    CS Fullerton	Olson	Strikeout
    Oklahoma State	Maiese	Popout
    NC State	Hobbs	Strikeout
    Florida State	Hobbs	Groundout
    East Carolina	Maiese	Triple
    Michigan	Olson	Groundout

    Junior outfielder Jennifer Glueckert extended her hit streak to five games before going hitless against Florida State last weekend. The streak started against Pacific on Feb. 7 with a single and continued against Cal State Fullerton as she drew a walk and put down a sacrifice bunt so she did not register a plate appearance. Then in Houston, the South Bend native logged a single against Oklahoma State on Saturday and then followed that up with a 2-for-3 effort against North Carolina State and finished the weekend with a single against Oklahoma State. She then started with a single against UC Riverside at the Seminole Classic. After going hitless versus the Seminoles, she got back on track with a pair of triples against East Carolina.




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