HOOSIERS HOST MIAMI (OH)
March 30, 1999 HOOSIERS HOST MIAMI (OH)
GAME INFORMATION: The Hoosiers (11-17) host a doubleheader with Miami (OH) (4-15) at the IU Softball Field Wednesday at 2 p.m.
THE SERIES: IU leads the all-time series 15-5. The Hoosiers and Redhawks last met in 1994, with IU winning 5-0.
HEAD COACH DIANE STEPHENSON... is in her 12th season as the Indiana head coach. She has had winning records in seven of her 11 seasons. Stephenson has accumulated a 352-280-3 (.557) career record, including a 147-128 (.534) record in Big Ten play. Her team made the NCAA Mideast Regional in 1994 and finished with a record of 49-16.
OVER THE WEEKEND:
IU's second game was 3-0 loss to in-state rival Ball State (7-16). The Cardinals scored one run in the fifth and two in the sixth. IU senior Jaime Thedford singled in the fourth for the team's only hit of the game.
IU Tournament Day One: The Hoosiers battled Ball State in game one. The Cardinals scored two runs in the first and third innings to build a 4-0 lead. IU rallied for three runs in the top of the fifth. Sophomore Melissa Narewski singled scoring freshman Brooke Monroe, then junior Monica Zahasky hit a sacrifice fly to right field allowing senior Jaime Thedford to tag from third. The Hoosier scoring concluded when junior Sheri Savko scored on a wild pitch.
IU battled Illinois State in the second game of the IU Tournament. The Redbird's second baseman, April Schermann, came up with a clutch RBI single in the top of the eighth to give her team the 6-5 win. IU appeared to have the game under control early, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first. Narewski and Savko each had hits in the inning to extend their hitting streaks to six and five games, respectively.
INSTANT IMPACT: Freshman Brooke Monroe and junior college transfer Sheri Savko are putting up impresive numbers. Monroe leads the team in hits (27), doubles (6), home runs (4), total bases (47) and slugging percentage (.522). Savko is second on the team in RBI (16) and home runs (3). Savko is also perfect in six stolen base attempts.
HITTING FAR, FAR AWAY: The Hoosiers already have 14 home runs this season after only hitting 16 in 1998 (All-American Monica Armendarez had 13). The power is distributed thoughout the lineup as seven Hoosies have at least one round tripper. Freshman Brooke Monroe leads with four; junior Sheri Savko has three; senior Khara Good and sophomore Melissa Narewski have two each; and senior Jaime Thedford, junior Staci Meek, and sophomore Erica Del Toro have cleared the wall once each.
HITTS ARE KEY: The Hoosiers are 7-3 when getting more hits than their opponent.
HOOSIERS IN THE BIG TEN: (As of March 29) Brooke Monroe is tied for third with four home runs and in in fifth with 19 RBI. Sheri Savko is tied for fifth in home runs with three. Khara Good is tied for the league lead with three triples. Teresa Martinez is fifth in innings pitched (86.1) and tied for fifth with three shutouts.
WALK OF LIFE: Juniors Monica Zahasky (9 walks) and Staci Meek (10) are hitting .255 and .280, respectively, but have used a good eye to register .361 and .360 on-base percentages, respectively.
TRISH BOYD: singled and scored in game two at Butler...scored as a pinch-runner against Indiana State and Northern Iowa.
MONIQUE BULLOCK: singled and stole second in game one against Indiana State...1-for-2, one run, and a sacrifice vs. Yulsa...scored in the Alabama contest.
ALISON COOKE: complete game three-hitter vs. Butler (game two)...complete game two-hit shutout in game two of the Indiana State doubleheader...allowed five hits and one earned run in 4.2 innings for the Win vs. Iowa State...complete game 2-1 win in game one at Chattanooga.
ERICA DEL TORO: went 2-for-3 with two RBI the first game againsy Butler...3-for-3 in the doubleheader vs. Indiana State, including a double and a triple and two RBI in game two...one for two with a walk in the Pittsburgh game...two-run homer and six assists vs. Drake.
KHARA GOOD: doubled, scored twice, and had one stolen base in game two at Butler...3-for-5 with a double, 2 RBI, a sacrifice, and a run scored in the Indiana State doubleheader...hit a solo homer and scored another run vs. Northern Iowa...went 2-for-4 and scored vs. Western Michigan...walked twice, doubled and scored against Iowa State...2-for-3 and a run scored in the first game at Chattanooga...singled, triple, scored, and had one RBI vs. Alabama...tripled and scored against Pittsburgh...walked and a stole second vs. Drake.
SHANA GUDGEL: 1-for-2 against Northern Iowa...1-for-1 and a walk in the second game vs. Missouri.
TERESA MARTINEZ: pinch-hit, RBI single in the second game at Butler...struck out six batters and allowed just two hits in a complete game win at Butler (game one)...allowed one run in five innings vs. Drake...complete game two-hit shutout vs. Northern Iowa...complete game shutout in the 1-0 win at Missouri...allowed two hits in four shutout innings in game two at Chattanooga...threw a four-hit shutout against Alabama...allowed just one earned run vs. Drake.
STACI MEEK: 2-for-3, and RBI, and a stolen base in the second game against Illinois State...2-for-3 including a double, three RBI, and a run scored in game one at Butler...3-for-6 and two stolen bases in the doubleheader vs. Indiana State...2-for-3, including an RBI double in the 1-0 win at Missouri...singled, scored, and had one RBI vs. Pittsburgh.
BROOKE MONROE: 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in game two at Butler...went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored vs. Drake...2-for-3, witha double and an RBI against Western Michigan...hit a two-run homer in the 2-1 win in game one at Chattanooga...made the All-Tournament team at the Bama Bash by hitting .467 (7 of 15), including a two-run homer and two doubles...had the Hoosiers only hit against Southern Mississippi...4-for-4 with a solo home run, scored twice vs. Pittsburgh.
MELISSA NAREWSKI: two hits and an RBI in the first game against Illinois State...2-for-4 at Butler in game two at Butler...hit a solo home run in game one, then singled and scored in the second game vs. Indiana State...singled in a run against Northern Iowa...doubled for her first collegiate extra base hit vs. Iowa State...singled vs. Alabama.
SHERI SAVKO: 2-for-2, two RBI, two walks, a stolen base, and a run scored in the first game vs. Illinois State...solo homer in game one at Butler, then went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in game two...2-for-3, including a two-run homer in game two vs. Indiana State...2-for-4, two RBI, scored once, and stole a base vs. Drake...tripled, scored twice, and had two RBI vs. Northern Iowa...2-for-4, a stolen base, and an RBI vs. Iowa State...a single, a double, and two RBI against Pittsburgh...one hit, one run, one walk, two put outs, and five assists vs Drake.
JENNIFER SMITH: allowed just two hits and one run in three innings at Chattanogga...one for two against Pittsburgh.
JAIME THEDFORD: singled, doubled, and scored twice in the second game at Butler...doubled and scored in both games of the Indiana State doubleheader...went 2-for-4, drove in a run, and recorded nine putouts against Drake...singled and scored vs. Northern Iowa...2-for-3, with a triple and and RBI vs. Western Michigan...pinch-hit single against Tulsa...hit a solo homer as the Hoosiers captured a 2-1 win to sweep Chattanooga.
MONICA ZAHASKY: singled and scored in the second game vs. Illinois State...1-for-2 vs. Northern Iowa...1-for-2 and walked against Western Michigan...2-for-3 vs. Tulsa...singled against Iowa State...singled vs. Pittsburgh...one for two with a walk, 15 put outs and one assist vs. Drake.
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