March 8, 2012
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||March 9-11, 2012
| Game 1 (Friday)
||Indiana vs. Wichita State 4:30 p.m. ET | GameTracker
| Game 2 (Friday)
||Indiana at #8 Oklahoma 7:00 p.m. ET | GameTracker | Video
| Game 3 (Saturday)
||Indiana vs. Wichita State 12:00 p.m. ET | GameTracker
| Game 4 (Saturday)
||Indiana at #8 Oklahoma 5:00 p.m. ET | GameTracker | Video
| Game 5 (Sunday)
||Indiana at #8 Oklahoma 4:30 p.m. ET | GameTracker | Video
||Indiana Game Notes
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Indiana ramped up the competition last weekend at the DeMarini Invitational in Fullerton, Calif., and the Hoosiers showed they were up to the task despite posting a 2-3 record. Amanda Wagner led the Hoosiers for the weekend, hitting .438 with four RBI and Samantha Heyman also had a strong weekend with five hits and three RBI.
The weekend began against No. 10 Stanford and IU took the Cardinal to extra innings before falling, 7-3 in eight innings. Lora Olson was phenomenal in the circle and Shannon Cawley smashed a solo home run off All-American pitcher Teagan Gerhart.
After a tough 4-3 loss to the red-hot Oregon State Beavers, Indiana rallied for a 7-5 victory over Florida International on Saturday. The Hoosiers got a two RBI game out of Amanda Wagner and Meaghan Murphy got the win in relief.
The bats went silent in key situations in game two on Saturday against Southern Miss, falling 4-1, but Wagner continued to swing a hot bat, matching her career high with three hits in the game.
But Indiana returned to Bloomington on a high note, notching a 5-4 win against East Carolina on Sunday. After ECU rallied to take a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning, Abraham smacked a solo home run and Wagner plated the go-ahead run in the IU half of the fifth and Olson made the margin stand for her sixth win of the year.
Junior Amanda Wagner has been scorching at the plate over the last two weeks, hitting a combined .414 over the last 10 games, leading the team in hitting for both weekends. She also enters play this weekend having reached base safely in 13 straight games.
She is second on the team with three home runs this season. The native of Burbank, Ill., has 14 career home runs and 51 career RBI as she plays her third season.
ALL ABOUT ABRAHAM
Sophomore Jenna Abraham continues to have a stellar start to the season at the plate, hitting .373 with three home runs and nine RBI. But her .431 on-base percentage has allowed her to score a team-leading 18 runs.
Last weekend in Fullerton, Abraham hit a game-tying solo home run against East Carolina that ignited IU to rally for a 5-4 victory in the final game of the weekend.
In addition to her prowess at the plate, she also robbed a home run in left field against UIC in the seventh inning for the final out of the game - a home run that would have tied the game.
Abraham was a Third Team All-Big Ten honoree as a freshman and hit .264 with two home runs and 11 RBI for the year.
With a pitching staff that is gaining experience by the inning, the Hoosiers have not been fazed by close games so far this year. In games decided by two runs or fewer, the Hoosiers are 5-3. In games that IU has had the lead going into the 7th inning, the Hoosiers are 7-2
CASSIE CATCHES FIRE
Fifth year senior catcher Cassie Gogreve is hitting .340 so far this season and has a team-best 15 RBI. At the Phyllis Rafter Memoria in Georgia, the South Pasadena, Calif., native hit her first home run of the season and drove in six runs, including a four RBI game against Saint Louis.
She has also appeared in all 121 games over the last two-plus seasons since she joined the Hoosiers from South Carolina.
CAWLEY-ING THE SHOTS
Freshmen third baseman Shannon Cawley was inserted into the heart of the Indiana order two weeks ago in Georgia and showed that's right where she belonged. Against No. 10 Stanford, the senior smached a solo home run off All-American pitcher Teagan Gerhart to tie the game and keep the momentum in Indiana's favor. She also hit a towering home run against Central Arkansas and finished the five games in Georgia with six RBI. For the season, Cawley is hitting .300 with three home runs and 11 RBI.
Freshmen Lora Olson and Shannon Cawley showed their prowess at the plate in Las Vegas, connecting for their first collegiate home runs. Cawley did so with a solo home run to center field against BYU and Olson did it against Memphis, a two-run blast to tie the game in the fourth inning.