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    HOOSIERS HOST BUTLER

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    Go Hoosiers!
    March 20, 2000

    HOOSIERS HOST BUTLER

    Game Data
    Indiana will host a double-header against the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday, March 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the IU Softball Complex. This is the first home game for the Hoosiers in the 2000 season.

    Butler
    Butler is under the direction of first year head coach Dirk Welch. Welch came to Butler after serving as an assistant coach at Bradley University for three seasons. Butler is currently 5-10. Last season, the Bulldogs posted a 13-43 overall record and went 6-6 in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference.

    The Series
    The Hoosiers lead the series 5-1-1 against the Bulldogs. In their last meeting, Indiana defeated Butler 7-2 and 7-2 in a double-header at Butler on March 24, 1999.

    Spring Break Results
    The Hoosiers posted a 4-7 record during their spring break road trip. Indiana defeated Miami-Ohio, Troy State, Georgia Tech, and Evansville during the 11 game road series.

    Clearing The Bases
    Sophomore Brooke Monroe had a career-high five RBI 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.

    State Showdown
    Indiana is currently 1-0 versus Indiana schools. The Hoosiers defeated Evansville 6-3 on Friday, March 17 at Evansville, Indiana.

    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 364-39-3 (.533) 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.

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