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    INDIANA ON THE ROAD FOR SPRING BREAK

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    Go Hoosiers!
    March 8, 2000

    INDIANA ON THE ROAD FOR SPRING BREAK

    Tournament Data

    Indiana will travel to Auburn, Alabama March 10-12 to compete in the War Eagle Classic at the Auburn University Softball Complex. The tournament consists of five team that will play two games on Friday and two games on Saturday to decide seeding for Sunday's games.

    Tournament Schedule

    Friday

    (At AU Softball Complex)

    9:30 a.m. Auburn vs. Creighton

    11:30 a.m. Akron vs. Indiana

    1:30 p.m. Miami-Ohio vs. Auburn

    *5:00 p.m. Creighton vs. Akron

    *7:00 p.m. Indiana vs. Miami-Ohio

    Saturday

    9:30 a.m. Miami-Ohio vs. Akron

    11:30 a.m. Indiana vs. Creighton

    1:30 p.m. Creighton vs. Miami-Ohio

    *5:00 p.m. Akron vs. Auburn

    *7:00 p.m. Auburn vs. Indiana

    Sunday

    9:00 a.m. No. 3 seed vs. No. 5 seed

    *9:00 a.m. No. 2 seed vs. No. 4 seed

    11:00 a.m. No. 1 seed vs. winner of No. 3 vs. No.5

    1:00 p.m. Championship Game

    *Will take place at the City of Auburn Softball Complex

    The Opponents

    Akron: The Zips are coached by Deanna Parks. So far, Akron has compiled a 3-2 record this season as they defeated Purdue, Temple and Liberty in the Triangle Classic in Raleigh, North Carolina. Indiana is 3-2 vs. Akron in the series, but Akron defeated Indiana 8-4 during their last meeting in 1991.
    Website: www.GoZips.com

    Miami-Ohio: The Redhawks are coached by Angie Jacobs. Miami is 6-4 coming into this weekend's tournament. Indiana leads the series 17-5 over Miami as the Hoosiers swept the Redhawks in both games last season, 3-2 and 7-4.
    Website: www.MURedHawks.com

    Creighton: The Jays are now 8-4 after the weekend. The series is tied between Indiana and Creighton at four games apiece. The Jays defeated the Hoosiers 4-2 in their last meeting in 1993.
    Website: www.goCreighton.com

    Auburn: The tigers are now 16-9 under the direction of head coach Tina Deese. Indiana played Auburn earlier this season in the USF-Gladstones tournament in Tampa, Florida. The Tigers defeated the Hoosiers 4-3. Auburn now leads the series 1-0.
    Website: www.auburn.edu/athletics

    Spring Break

    Indiana will begin their spring break on Friday, March 10 at the War Eagle Classic in Auburn, Alabama. Following the tournament this weekend, the Hoosiers will play Auburn on Monday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m. On Tuesday, March 14, Indiana will travel to Troy State to play a double-header at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, the Hoosiers have a double-header with Georgia Tech at 1:00 p.m. The Hoosiers will come home for a day and then travel to Evansville on Friday, March 17 to play a single game at 5:00 p.m. On March 17-18, Indiana will compete in the Evansville Tournament.

    Evansville Tournament Schedule

    Saturday

    9:00 a.m. Indiana vs. Loyola

    11:00 a.m. Evansville vs. Loyola

    1:00 p.m. Evansville vs. Kentucky

    3:00 p.m. Indiana vs. Kentucky

    5:00 p.m. Butler vs. Loyola

    Sunday

    9:00 a.m. Butler vs. Indiana

    11:00 a.m. Loyola vs. Kentucky

    1:00 p.m. Evansville vs. Butler

    3:00 p.m. Evansville vs. Indiana

    5:00 p.m. Butler vs. Kentucky

    Spring Break Opponents

    Troy State: This will be the first meeting between Indiana and Troy State.
    Website: www.troyst.edu/athletics

    Georgia Tech: The Ramblin Wreck are 11-9. This will be the first meeting between Indiana and Georgia Tech. Website: www.ramblinwreck.com

    Evansville: The Aces are 11-3-2. Indiana leads the series 18-1. In their last meeting, the Hoosiers defeated the Aces 6-1 during the 1997 season.
    Website: www.evansville.edu

    Loyola: Indiana leads the series 1-0. Loyola is currently 1-3 after competing in the Southern Illinois Softball Classic over the weekend.
    Website: wwwloyolaramblers.com

    Kentucky: The Wildcats are currently 7-12 on the season. Indiana leads the series 1-0 after beating Kentucky 13-2 in 1997.
    Website: www.ukathletics.com

    Butler: Butler is currently 7-16. Indiana leads the series 5-1-1 over Butler. The Hoosiers swept the Bulldogs in two games last season 7-2 each game.
    Website: www.butlersports.com

    Last Weekend

    The Hoosiers went 1-4 in the Hillenbrand Softball Invitational March 3-5 in Tucson, Arizona. Indiana was defeated 1-0 by Tulsa and by No. 10 Oregon State on Friday. On Saturday, the Hoosiers defeated St. Peter's College 9-0 and then lost to Northwestern State 7-3. Indiana lost to No. 2 Arizona 10-1 on Sunday to wrap up the tournament.

    Clearing The Bases

    Sophomore Brooke Monroe had a career-high five RBIs in the win against St. Peters College on Saturday. Monroe had two hits, including a 3 RBI, double with two outs and the bases loaded. In the sixth inning, Monroe singled to center field to bring in teammates Staci Meek and Lisa Mattke.

    Stealing The Show

    Indiana has made the most of each runner on base as the Hoosiers are 13-14 (1.000) on stolen bases. Leading the way is senior Sheri Savko with five stolen bases. Senior Staci Meek has three while sophomore Monique Bullock and freshman Lisa Mattke have two apiece. Senior Monica Zahasky has one.

    Game Results

    Complete game results will be made available on the web at www.athletics.indiana.edu following the event. They can be viewed and printed out by choosing softball from the main menu. Weekly updates and season best lists can be obtained at www.athletics.indiana.edu all season long.

    The Coaches

    Diane Stephenson begins her 13th season as head coach for the Hoosiers. She has produced winning records in seven of her 12 seasons. Stephenson has accumulated a 359-307-3 (.539) career record, including a 150-149 (.502) record in Big Ten play. Her team made the NCAA Mideast Regional in 1994 and finished with a record of 49-16.

    Assisting Stephenson will be Donna Bonebrake, now in her 5th season, and newcomer Jen McIntyre. McIntyre comes to Indiana from Penn State where she played third base for the Nittany Lions.

    Coaches Corner

    Indiana head softball coach Diane Stephenson:

    "I feel that our overall record doesn't indicate that we're playing well, but we've been really happy with the way we have played defensively and how we've pitched. Up until this point, we've been able to play quite a few errorless games and our pitchers have done a nice job. Right now, we just need to have someone step up to the plate and knock a run in. I think our upperclassmen have got to be able to come through when we have people in scoring position and get the job done."

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