California Trip Notes
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A week-long trip out to California awaits IU as the Hoosiers fly to Long Beach to play in the Long Beach Tournament from March 11-12. IU will face softball powerhouses No. 15 Florida, Loyola Marymount, San Diego State and two games against No. 25 Long Beach State. After that, IU will stay on the west coast for two more days to get in games against No. 12 Oklahoma (March 15) and Cal-State Northridge (March 16).
After 25 games, five tournaments, three time zones and 5,762 miles worth of travel, IU will have its home opener on Saturday, March 19, with a doubleheader against Western Michigan, beginning at 1 p.m.
THE LONG BEACH TOURNAMENT
IU will open the weekend with a two-team doubleheader on Friday, March 11. At 4:15 p.m. (PST), Indiana will face Florida. The Hoosiers will then square off against host Long Beach State at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, March 12, the Cream and Crimson play San Diego State at 11:15 a.m., and Loyola Marymount at 4:15 p.m. IU will then end the tournament with its second game against Long Beach State on Sunday at 11:15 a.m.
ALSO ON THE DOCKET
The Hoosiers will also play a neutral contest against Oklahoma on March 15 at 1 p.m. (PST). That game will take place at Long Beach City College. Indiana will end its spring break trip with a game at Cal-State Northridge on Wednesday, March 16, at 1:30 p.m. CSUN and Indiana met up earlier in the year with the Hoosiers falling to the Matadors, 1-0.
YAMAGUCHI RED HOT WITH THE BAT
Sophomore Tory Yamaguchi enjoyed a stellar weekend at the Western Kentucky Invitational. Yamaguchi was named to the all-tournament team after hitting .500 (8-for-16) with three home runs, eight RBI and four runs scored. All three of her home runs were two-run jobs. Her slugging percentage for the WKU Invitational was an amazing 1.125. She now leads the team with four home runs, 11 RBI and a .591 slugging percentage.
ROARK CONTINUES TO THROW
Junior Megan Roark was named to the all-tournament team at the Western Kentucky Invitational after posting a 1-3 record with an ERA of 1.91. She pitched in four of the Hoosiers' five games with three starts. In 25 2/3 innings pitched, Roark allowed eight runs, seven earned, on 18 hits. She also struck out 30 batters with just four walks while holding hitters to a .191 average. Two of her three losses were by one run, while the other was a two-run defeat. For the year, Roark is 4-7 with a 2.22 ERA. In 85.0 innings, she has given up just 70 hits and 21 walks while striking out 83 batters.
TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
All four of sophomore Tory Yamaguchi's home runs have been two-run shots.