Hoosiers Set For Midweek Game Against Evansville
March 25, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
The Hoosiers will take on the Evansville Purple Aces on Wednesday at the IU Softball Field at 4 p.m. before opening Big Ten Play at home on Friday and Saturday against No. 6 Michigan. Indiana will conclude the first weekend of conference play by welcoming Penn State to Bloomington on Sunday for the first-ever softball broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
Indiana picked up a 1-0 win over Drake University last Thursday in its home opener at the IU Softball Field. Julie DiNallo reached on a hit in the bottom of the sixth and came on the way around to score on a Drake throwing error on a bunt attempt by Julia Hamilton.
The following day was the start of the IU Classic with Louisville and Illinois-Chicago joing the Hoosiers. The Hoosiers fell to Louisville, 9-3, and UIC, 3-0 on Friday and Saturday's games were cancelled due to inclement weather. In the game against UIC, sophomore Kelli Ritchison collected her first two career hits in the losing effort.
A QUICK LOOK AT THE ACES
The pitching for the Aces has also been solid so far, with a team ERA of just over three at 3.01. Jennifer McKee brings a perfect 6-0 mark into the game along with a 2.06 ERA.
She also made two starts in Clearwater and gave up just two runs in 8.1 innings on eight hits to lower her season ERA by over a run.
Before she gave up four runs in her start against Boston University, Wright had given up three runs in her previous 18.0 innings for a 1.17 ERA, including a complete game, three-hitter against USF, but took the loss in a 1-0 game.
Against UMass in the Under Armour Showcase, Wright threw all eight innings and allowed just one run on three hits to get the win.
She also the starting pitcher in the Hoosiers home opener against Drake and came away with her first complete game shutout of the season. Wright allowed just two hits and struckout three while walking one on her way to her third win of the season.
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