Olson Named To USF Under Armour Showcase All-Tournament Team

    Go Hoosiers! Sara Olson
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sara Olson
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 17, 2009

    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Sophopmore Sara Olson (Orland Park, Ill.) was 12 players named to the All-Tournament team at the 15-team USF Under Armour Showcase on Monday. In the five games at the tournament, Olson hit .385 with two home runs, including a grand slam, and seven RBI, which tied her for the most of anyone at the tournament. Her .846 slugging percentage was the second-best of the tournament while she also threw 10 innings in the circle for the Hoosiers and struckout seven.

    In the first game of the tournament, Olson hit a three-run home run to bring IU to within a run at 5-4 against Florida Gulf Coast while tossing her third complete game of the season. Against BYU in the second game on Friday, she reached base in all three trips to the plate, twice via base hit and one via base on balls.

    On Saturday, She stepped in with the bases loaded and IU trailing 3-0 to Hofstra and promptly delivered an opposite field shot for her second career grand slam, and eventually lifting the Hoosiers to a 6-4 victory. The second game on Saturday pitted the Hoosiers against in-state foe Ball State and Olson tossed 2.2 innings of four hit relief while striking out two. Then on Sunday against Florida International she collected her fifth hit of the tournament with a single back up the middle.

    Indiana will now return to the Hoosier State to open Big Ten play this weekend at the IU Softball Field. The Hoosiers will host Minnesota on Saturday at 2 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m.

    Here is a look at the entire All-Tournament team:

    2009 USF Under Armour Showcase All-Tournament Team
    C - Cat Olnick, USF (.571 BA, 3 RBI, 8 hits)
    P - Kasey Barrett, FIU (2-1, 0.42 ERA, 2 CG, 16.2 IP, 20 K's)
    1B - Jill Schulz, CMU (.533 BA, .733 SLG%, 3 2B, 11 total bases)
    2B - Casey Fee, Hofstra (.583 BA, 7 hits, 3 runs)
    3B - Cheyenne Jenks, FGCU (.412 BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 13 total bases, .765 SLG%)
    SS - Melissa Dubay, Boston (.632 BA, 12 hits, 4 SB)
    OF - Lauran Ziegler, FGCU (.500 BA, 6 runs, 4 SB)
    OF -Janine Richardson, USF (.471 BA, 4 runs, 1 2B, 2 2B)
    OF -Shayne Lotito, Boston (.429 BA, 3 runs)
    DP - Whitney Mollica, UMASS (.444 BA, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
    Utility - Jen Reifschneider, Ball State (.385 BA, 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI)
    Utility - Sara Olson, Indiana (.385 BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 10.0 IP, 7 K's)




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