Hoosiers Set To Host No. 2 Michigan and Michigan State

    Go Hoosiers! The Hoosiers welcome No. 2 Michigan for a doubleheader on Thursday
    Go Hoosiers!
    The Hoosiers welcome No. 2 Michigan for a doubleheader on Thursday
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 8, 2010

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana softball team will host No. 2 Michigan on Thursday and Michigan State on Saturday and Sunday this week as they continue Big Ten Conference play.

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    Thursday, April 8, 2010
    No. 2 Michigan (26-5, 3-0 Big Ten) vs. Indiana (7-21, 0-2 Big Ten) • 2:00 p.m. ET (DH)
    Michigan leads all-time series, 66-26

    Saturday, April 10, 2010
    Michigan State (16-17, 2-2 Big Ten) vs. Indiana (7-21, 0-2 Big Ten) • 1:00 p.m. ET
    Indiana leads all-time series, 53-45

    Sunday, April 11, 2010
    Michigan State (16-17, 2-2 Big Ten) vs. Indiana (7-21, 0-2 Big Ten) • 1:00 p.m. ET
    Indiana leads all-time series, 53-45

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    The Hoosiers opened the 2010 Big Ten schedule last weekend in Iowa City and dropped a pair of game to the Hawkeyes and will look to get back on track with Thursday doubleheader against No. 2 Michigan at the IU Softball Field. Senior Jennifer Glueckert continued her hot hitting by going 3-for-5 on the weekend with a double and a triple.

    Michigan comes into the game having won 18 of their last 19 games, with the lone loss come to No. 19 Texas. Jordan Taylor and Nikki Nemitz have been a dominant 1-2 combination in the circle this season, accounting for all but one of the team's 26 wins to this point.

    The Hoosiers are tied for third in the country this week in the number of double plays turned per game (0.50). In 28 games, the Hoosiers have turned 14 double plays, just one less than Purdue for the Big Ten lead. Last season, Indiana turned 11 double plays in 49 games. The most double plays turned by an IU team on record is 21, back in 1987, but the current total is the most since the 2007 team turned 17.



    This season, junior catcher Cassie Gogreve has been outstanding at preventing opponents from stealing bases, throwing out 16 attempted base stealers on the season. That total is tops among Big Ten catchers and puts her among the best in IU history. Current volunteer coach Tory Yamaguchi was part of the 2008 squad that threw out 21 base runners, with Yamaguchi accounting for 15 of those by herself. The highest single-season team total on record back through the 1986 season is 26 in 1988. Gogreve transfered to Indiana from the University of South Carolina, where she played her first two seasons.

    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

    And the day after the double dip with Evansville, the Hoosiers will travel to Ball State for a pair of games starting at 3 p.m. Originally the teams were scheduled for just one game but after both teams lost some games due to weather earlier in the season, they decided to make it a doubleheader in Muncie.

    Senior outfielder Jennifer Glueckert (pronounced "Glickert") has been the most consistent hitter in the Indiana lineup this season. She currently leads the team with a .347 batting average, is second in hits (26) and third in doubles (6). She was inserted into the leadoff spot in the batting order in all three games of the IU Classic and responded well, 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. In the last 16 games, Glueckert is hitting .396 with five doubles, two triples and a team-best 19 hits.

    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. Leno served as the voice of the IU volleyball and men's and women's soccer teams this past fall. Wiechers is the team's sports information contact and is in third season with the softball team.


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