March 11, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
USF UNDER ARMOUR SHOWCASE
Clearwater, Fla. Host: University of South Florida
Friday, March, 12, 2010
Indiana (6-10) vs. Boston University (4-7) 12:00 p.m. ET
Boston leads all-time series, 2-1
Indiana (6-10) vs. Jacksonville State (6-7) 5:00 p.m. ET
Jacksonville State leads the all-time series, 2-1
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Indiana (6-10) vs. Saint Joseph's (6-3) 9:30 a.m. ET
Indiana (6-10) vs. Cleveland State (8-6) 11:30 a.m. ET
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Indiana (6-10) vs. Maine (8-13) 10:30 a.m. ET
Indiana leads all-time series, 1-0
*Live stats for all games can be found at IUHoosiers.com
Week 5 Game Notes
The Hoosiers faced their first weekend against opponents ranked in the national polls last weekend at the DeMarini Invitational, and while they only came away with one victory, they battled in each and every game and were right there until the end. In the 7-5 loss to No. 20 North Carolina, IU was trailing 6-0 before Cassie Gogreve launched a three-run home run to get Indiana right back in it. Then against No. 10 Stanford on Sunday, the Cardinal scored three in the first inning but Sara Olson came on in relief and gave up just one run over the final six innings.
For the weekend, Kelsey Stander had the top batting average (.455) while Breanna Saucedo led the way with six hits. In the circle, Olson threw 26.2 of a possible 34.0 innings on the weekend and came away with a 1.58 ERA.
A FRESH START
IU SOFTBALL ON THE RADIO
When head coach Michelle Gardner has inserted Breanna Saucedo, Samantha Heyman and Amanda Wagner in the top three spots in the batting order, the results have been positive. The Hoosiers are 4-5 in those nine games and those three are hitting .310 combined, with 20 runs scored. They are also 6-for-7 in stolen bases and have 11 RBI between them.
The Indiana University Department of Athletics announced earlier this winter that over 30 games on the IU softball schedule will be broadcast on IUHoosiers.com. Due to facility restrictions, none of the games this weekend in Clearwater will have audio available.
All of the broadcasts will be free of charge through Stretch Internet, and available by going to the softball schedule page on IUHoosiers.com. Dave Leno will have the call for all the broadcasts, with Nathan Wiechers providing color commentary.
Indiana head coach Michelle Gardner is in her second season with the Hoosiers, and her eighth season as a collegiate head coach after spending six years at Nevada. Her career record is 203-225. She has a pair of NCAA Regional appearances to her credit with the Wolfpack.
Boston University head coach Shawn Rychcik is in his sixth season with the Terriers and has a record of 161-103-1.
Jacksonville State head coach Jana McGinnis is in her 17th season with JSU, and has a record of 556-301.
Saint Joseph's head coach Terri Adams is in her fourth season with the Hawks and is 59-68 entering this year.
Cleveland State head coach Angie Nicholson is in her fourth season leading the Vikings and had a 99-50 mark entering 2010.
Maine head coach Deb Smith is in his seventh season at the helm of the Black Bear program, accumulating a record of 151-163.
Sophomore Samantha Berenter has been locked in at the plate to start the season for the Hoosiers. She leads the team with a .357 average, a .472 on-base percentage and six doubles. Last year, the Poway, Calif., native hit .143 in 63 plate appearances. At Cal State Fullerton, she laced a pair of doubles against the Titans and drove in a key run in the Hoosiers 4-1 win.
Freshman Breanna Saucedo was the straw that stirred the drink for the Hoosiers at the plate in Mississippi. She leads the team with 18 hits and 10 runs scored. She has a pair of three-hit games to her credit this season, including a three-hit effort against Belmont where she also scored three runs. Over the last seven games, Saucedo leads the team with a .435 average (10-for-23) and six runs scored.
CLEANING UP AFTER CLEANUP
Junior catcher Cassie Gogreve has shown that she prefers to hit in the fifth spot in the batting order, and the numbers back her up. In 34 at-bats in the five-hole, she is hitting .353 with two home runs and nine RBI. She was put in the two-hole in the order for 14 at-bats and has just one hit (.071) - although it was a home run.
Amanda Wagner has also settled in at the third spot in the order, hitting 30 points higher than when she bats fifth. She has also driven in 10 over her 11 runs while batting in the No. 3 spot.