Softball Opens Big Ten Play At Ohio State
March 21, 2013
A LOOK AT THE BUCKEYES
LAST TIME OUT
WAGNER NAMED B1G POTW
Wagner paced the Indiana offense last weekend and helped IU to a 3-0 mark at the 2013 Hoosier Classic. The Burbank, Ill. native extended her hitting streak to five games after collecting multiple hits in each of the Hoosiers' three contests this weekend for remarkable .778 (7-for-9) average. Wagner slugged her way to a 1.333 slugging percentage, driving three of her seven hits for extra bases. On the weekend, she did not strikeout in a single at bat, helping herself to an on-base percentage of .778 through the weekend. Against Toledo, the senior was a perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI.
In the inaugural game against the Rockets, the Hoosiers cranked out 12 hits, eight of which in the first inning, with four batters in the lineup recording multiple-hit games. Kelsey Dotson drove in three runs on a 2-for-2 day and blasted the first ball to ever leave Andy Mohr Field on a solo shot in the second inning. Amanda Wagner went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI, while Shannon Cawley drove in a pair after going 2-for-3 at the plate. Lexi Reese scored once for the Hoosiers and doubled and singled as part of her 2-for-2 showing. Meaghan Murphy threw the first 4.0 innings to collect her seventh win of the year. The junior allowed one earned run on five hits while striking out a pair of UT batters. Brooke Boetjer checked into the circle and tossed the final 1.0 innings and struck out one.
Indiana then went on to defeat CMU 2-1, where the Hoosiers edged the Chippewas in the hit column, 5-4, with it was a pair of solo shots that made all of the difference. Wagner drove one out for the second time today in a 2-for-3 outing, while Brianna Meyer hit her second homerun of the year. Lora Olson got the nod for in that game and threw a complete 7.0 innings. The sophomore allowed one earned run on five hits and struck out five.
In IU's 8-0 win over UIC, the Hoosiers lineup plated eight runs for the second time that weekend behind seven knocks, with six different players connecting on hits. Wagner went 2-for-3 this afternoon, while Jenna Abraham and Shelby Gogreve drove in a pair of RBI for IU.
Meaghan Murphy (8-8) gave Indiana 4.0 scoreless innings and held the Flames to just two hits. The lefty struck out six and walked a pair. Brooke Boetjer faced the final three batters, holding them hitless and striking out one.
GARDNER GETS 100
• After a six-year hiatus, the Big Ten Tournament is making its return for the first time since 2006. From 2007-12, only the outright winner of conference play and any at-large bids earned berths into the NCAA Regional; however, the return of the B1G Tournament will now allow an additional opportunity for teams to secure a postseason appearance, as the tournament winner will be granted an automatic bid into an NCAA Regional.
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