Softball Heads West For Easton Invitational

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    Feb. 27, 2013

    Easton Invitational
     Dates March 1-3, 2013
     Location Fullerton, Calif.
     Game 1 (Friday) Indiana vs. Cal Poly • 2:15 p.m. ET | GameTracker
     Game 2 (Friday) Indiana vs. Cal State Fullerton • 6:45 p.m. ET | GameTracker
     Game 3 (Saturday) Indiana vs. No. 8 Cal • 12 p.m. ET | GameTracker
     Game 4 (Saturday) Indiana vs. No. 24 Oregon State • 4:30 p.m. ET | GameTracker
     Game 5 (Sunday) Indiana vs. No. 16 Stanford • 11:30 a.m. ET | GameTracker
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    Indiana will resume play this weekend when it travels to Fullerton, Calif. for five games in the Easton Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton. The Hoosiers will play a handful of top-25 teams this weekend, including No. 8 Cal (Saturday, Noon EST), No. 24 Oregon State (Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST) and No. 19 Stanford (Sunday, 11:30 a.m. EST). IU will also take on Cal Poly and Cal State Fullerton on Friday at 2:15 p.m. EST and 6:45 p.m. EST, respectively. Live stats for all games as well as live audio will be available at

    This weekend’s trip to California will serve as a homecoming of sorts for a handful of members of the Indiana softball team. Breanna Saucedo (Chino, Calif.), Shelby Gogreve (South Pasadena, Calif.), Samantha Heyman (El Segundo, Calif.), Miranda Tamayo (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Brianna Meyer (Alta Loma, Calif.) all hail from The Golden State, and each of their respective hometowns lie just under 40 miles from Fullerton, Calif.

    Last weekend, the Indiana softball team went 3-2 at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Fla. The Hoosiers picked up wins against UMass (5-1), James Madison (3-1) and Fordham (1-0), while dropping games to UCF (3-2 in 8 innings) and Pacific (9-3). 

    The pitching staff showcased a solid effort for in the cicle for Indiana through the weekend, allowing just four earned runs and a remarkable 0.99 ERA prior into Sunday’s loss to Pacific. In total, The Hoosiers would end up with a still notable 2.65 earned run avarage. 

    The Indiana bats managed to execute runs in key situations and laid down eight sacrifice hits--four against UCF and another four against Pacific. Amanda Wagner paced the Hoosiers at the plate, hitting .333 (5-for-15) on the weekend with a double and two RBI. Jena Malmen drove in a pair of runs and connected on four hits for Indiana, highlighted by her solo homerun in IU’s 5-1 win over UMass. Kelsey Dotson hit her first career round-tripper, also against UMass, that gave Indiana a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning.

    Defensively, the Hoosiers commited just four errors on the weekend and made some clutch plays at the plate. Samantha Heyman continued to show off why she has one of the best arms in the country, tallying two assists from center field, one of which included a delivery to home against Fordham that caught the runner by atleast two strides and helped preserve Meaghan Murphy’s second shutout of the season. 

    Several career milestones have been met this season for a handful of Hoosiers. At the Georgia Tech Classic in Atlanta, Ga. In the sixth inning in the first of two meetings with Georgia Tech last weekend, senior Amanda Wagner connected on her 100th career hit. Jena Malmen hit her first career homerun to help lift the Hoosiers past Marshall, 2-1 on Feb. 16, and Lora Olson fanned her 100th career batter in the top of the fifth inning against Marshall on Feb. 15. Freshman Kelsey Dotson drove in her first career RBI in the Hoosiers 10-0 win over Miami (Ohio), and Michelle Huber connected on her first career hit in her very first career at bat against Georgia Tech on Feb. 17, while freshman Kassi Farmer and Kelsey Dotson hit their first career homeruns against Portland State on Feb. 10 and UMass on Feb. 22., respectively.




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