Softball Travels To Indiana State on Tuesday

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    March 29, 2010

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    Tuesday, March 30, 2010
    Indiana (6-19, 0-0 Big Ten) at Indiana State (11-13, 0-5 MVC) • 4:00 p.m. ET
    Indiana leads all-time series, 52-17

    Saturday, April 3, 2010
    Indiana (6-19, 0-0 Big Ten) at Iowa (16-12, 2-0 Big Ten) • 2:00 p.m. CT
    Iowa leads all-time series, 56-34

    Sunday, April 4, 2010
    Indiana (6-19, 0-0 Big Ten) at Iowa (16-12, 2-0 Big Ten) • 2:00 p.m. CT
    Iowa leads all-time series, 56-34

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    The Hoosiers return to the field on Tuesday for the first time in six days, when they travel to Indiana State to take on the Sycamores. Last weekend was the conference opener for all 10 other teams in the conference and the Hoosiers will now have to play conference foes for each of the next eight weeks. Indiana is looking to end a 10-game losing streak following a 11-0 loss to No. 23 Louisville in six innings last Wednesday at the IU Softball Field.

    Indiana State is 11-13 on the season and is still looking for its first win in Missouri Valley Conference play (0-5) after losing all three games to Northern Iowa last weekend. Bailey Wittenauer leads the team in nearly every offensive category while Amber Paz was 4-for-10 against UNI to pace the Sycamore bats.

    There have been some changes to the IU schedule recently, including the rescheduling of a doubleheader against Evansville. The March 25th doubleheader was cancelled due to rain and has now been slated for April 13, starting at 2 p.m. at the IU Softball Field

    This upcoming weekend at Iowa, both games were originally listed as being a part of the's streaming games package, but it was recently discovered that there will not be streaming video of those games. Live audio and statistics will be available through as usual.

    Sophomore Samantha Berenter has been hitting from any spot in the order this season. She has 17 at-bats in the No. 7 spot in the order and is hitting .353 with five doubles, five RBI and seven runs scored. In the No. 8 spot, she is hitting .429 in 14 at-bats with two doubles and three RBI. Recently she was moved up in the order and responded well, going 3-for-5 in cleanup spot with a home run and three RBI.

    The Indiana University Department of Athletics announced earlier this winter that over 30 games on the IU softball schedule will be broadcast on, and all games from here on out will be carried on the website. All of the broadcasts will be free of charge through Stretch Internet, and available by going to the softball schedule page on 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 203-234. She has a pair of NCAA Regional appearances to her credit with the Wolfpack.

    Indiana State head coach Brenda Coldren is in her 8th season with the Sycamores and has an overall record of 140-232.

    Senior outfielder Jennifer Glueckert (pronounced "Glickert") was inserted into the leadoff spot in the batting order in all three games of the IU Classic and responded well. She went 5-for-9 (.556) with two doubles and a run scored. The South Bend native had appeared in the leadoff spot five times in both the 2008 and 2009 seasons. As a result of her hot hitting, she has taken over the team lead with a .328 batting average.

    In the last nine games, Glueckert is hitting .444 with two doubles, a triple and three runs scored.

    Sophomore Samantha Berenter has been locked in at the plate to start the season for the Hoosiers. She is third on the team with a .314 batting average and her .400 on-base percentage is tops on the squad. To put it in perspective, last year the Poway, Calif., native hit .143 in 63 plate appearances.

    She has also come up clutch in key situations this season, as she is hitting .476 (10-for-21) with runners on base and .500 (8-for-16) with runners in scoring position.

    The Hoosiers have played three true road games going into Tuesday's contest at Indiana State and Berenter leads IU with a .571 average and two RBI in those games.




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