HOOSIERS HOST WISCONSIN
HOOSIERS HOST WISCONSIN
GAME INFORMATION: The Hoosiers (15-20, 2-3 Big Ten) host the Wisconsin Badgers (14-11, 0-2 Big Ten) for a doubleheader Saturday and a single game Sunday at the IU Softball Field. Action begins at 1 p.m. both days.
THE SERIES: Indiana leads the all-time series 7-3. The Badgers took two of three in the 1998 series. IU won the first game 8-1, then lost game two 3-0, and game three 2-1.
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 356-283-3 (.557) career record, including a 149-131 (.532) 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: The Indiana Softball team swept Ohio State with 5-4 and 6-2 wins at the IU Softball Field Wednesday. In the first game, IU (15-20, 2-3 Big Ten) held off a Buckeye (10-18, 0-5 Big Ten) rally in the seventh to preserve the 5-4 victory. The Hoosiers built the 5-0 lead with four runs in the bottom of fifth, all with two outs. Junior Staci Meek delivered the big hit with a three-run triple to left-center. Then Meek scored on a hit up the middle by freshman Brooke Monroe. IU freshman Alison Cooke improved to 7-6 and junior Teresa Martinez pitched the last out for her second save. In the second game, IU scored three in the first on the way to a 6-2 win. The Hoosiers scored the first two on a double by Monroe to right-center field. Then junior Sheri Savko ripped a single down the left field line to drive in Monroe. Martinez (7-7) spread eight hits during the game to pitch her 12th complete game of the season.
INSTANT IMPACT: Freshman Brooke Monroe and junior college transfer Sheri Savko are putting up impressive numbers. Monroe leads the team in doubles (8) and home runs (4), and is second on the team in hits (33), total bases (55), and slugging percentage (.487). Savko is tied for second on the team in RBI (19) and home runs (3). Savko also has in six stolen bases. Freshman pitcher Alison Cooke is also making a sound debut. Cooke is 7-6 in 13 starts with 10 complete games.
HITTING FAR, FAR AWAY: The Hoosiers already have 15 home runs after hitting a total of 16 last year (All-American Monica Armendarez had 13). The power is distributed throughout the lineup as seven Hoosiers have at least one round tripper. Freshman Brooke Monroe leads with four; senior Khara Good and junior Sheri Savko have three each; sophomore Melissa Narewski has two; and senior Jaime Thedford, junior Staci Meek, and sophomore Erica Del Toro have cleared the wall once each.
LOOKING FOR EXTRAS: 61 of the Hoosiers 217 hits have been for extra bases (.281): 35 doubles, 11 triples, and 15 home runs.
SIT 'EM DOWN: The Hoosier pitching staff is holding opponents to a .269 average and a stellar 94 strikeouts. Teresa Martinez is stifling opponents by allowing them to hit just .234. Martinez also has 45 strikeouts to just 17 walks.
CAN'T STOP THIEF: The Hoosiers are 44-of-58 (.759) in stolen base attempts this year. Senior Khara Good and junior Sheri Savko are both almost perfect at 10-for-11 and 6-for-7, respectively. Junior Staci Meek leads the team in robberies, with 12 stolen bases in 16 tries. Good's streak of 22 consecutive successful attempts ended Wednesday in the third inning of the first game against Ohio State. The streak extended back to April 10, 1998 at Wisconsin. The streak lasted one day short of a full year as the last time Good was caught was April 8, 1998 at Michigan State.
DOING IT ALL: Teresa Martinez is hitting .625 (5-for-8) with an RBI and has recorded a win and a save in conference play.
HITS ARE KEY: The Hoosiers are 9-3 when getting more hits than their opponent.
CLEARING THE BASES: Staci Meek has two base clearing hits this season, a triple in game one vs. Ohio State and a double in the first game against Miami (OH).
ON THE UPSWING: The Hoosiers have already surpassed last season's win total. IU was 13-31-1 in 1998 and already has 15 wins (15-20) in the 1999 campaign.
HOOSIERS IN THE BIG TEN: (As of April 8)
BIG TEN GAMES: Khara Good is first in the conference in stolen bases with four, third in runs scored (3), fifth in batting with at .500 (7-for-14), and seventh in hits (7). Staci Meek is one of just three players to hit a triple in conference play. Meek and Brooke Monroe are tied for fourth with four RBI. Teresa Martinez has the only save in conference play and is third in strikeouts (10). Martinez and Alison Cooke are both in the top 10 in innings pitched. Martinez is sixth with 14.1 and Cooke is ninth with 12.2 innings of work.
ALL GAMES: Brooke Monroe is tied for fourth in home runs (4), tied for sixth with eight doubles, and eighth in RBI with 24. Sheri Savko is tied for fourth with two triples and is tied for sixth in home runs with three. Khara Good leads the league with four triples and is tied for sixth in home runs (3). Teresa Martinez is tied for the lead with two saves and, 10th in innings pitched (100.2), and is tied for sixth with three shutouts.
WALK OF LIFE: IU is using a good eye at the plate to get base-runners. The Hoosiers have already taken 84 free passes, including 75 walks and nine batters hit by a pitch.
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 scored in the second game vs. Ohio State...scored twice in the second game vs. Miami (OH)...singled and stole second in game one against Indiana State...1-for-2, one run, and a sacrifice vs. Tulsa...scored in the Alabama contest.
ALISON COOKE: threw 6.2 innings, allowing three earned runs in a 5-4 win vs. Ohio State (game 1)...spread six hits in a complete game, 3-2 win over Miami (OH) in the first game of the twinbill...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: hit 2-for-3 and scored twice in the second game against Miami (OH)...went 2-for-3 with two RBI the first game against 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: 3--for-4, scored twice, and stole two bases in the twinbill against Ohio State...2-for-3, including her eighth triple of the season and an RBI single in the second game against Northwestern...3-for-3 with four RBI, including a triple and a three-run homer in game two vs. Miami (OH)...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, tripled, scored, and had one RBI vs. Alabama.
SHANA GUDGEL: 1-for-2 against Northern Iowa...1-for-1 and a walk in the second game vs. Missouri.
TERESA MARTINEZ: recorded a win and a save on the mound, and added two hits and an RBI vs. Ohio State...2-for-3 and an RBI in the second game vs. Northwestern...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: bases-loaded triple in game one vs. Ohio State...hit a three-run double in the second game vs. Miami (OH)...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: three hits and four RBI in the doubleheader vs. Ohio State...hit 2-for-3, including an RBI double in the first game vs. Miami (OH)...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, with a 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: doubled and scored twice in the game two against Ohio State...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: doubled in two runs and scored in the second game of the Northwestern series...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: first career victory in game two vs. Miami (OH), giving up just two hits and no earned runs in the 7-4 complete game win...allowed just two hits and one run in three innings at Chattanooga...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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