Hoosiers Face In-State Foe Indiana State On Wednesday
April 9, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana softball team will bring to a close its longest road trip of the season on Wednesday with a trip to Terre Haute, Ind., to take on the Indiana State Sycamores at 4 p.m. The Hoosiers have had success their last three times out against non-conference opponents and will look to continue that run at Indiana State. After a 7-4 win at home against Evansville, the Hoosiers hit the road last Tuesday and swept a doubleheader at Kentucky, 5-4 and 16-13 in eight innings.
Indiana (10-26) enters the game coming of a doubleheader split at Wisconsin on Sunday for its first Big Ten win of the season, while the Sycamores (11-19-1) swept a doubleheader at home from Dayton on Tuesday.
JUST GET ON BASE
The highlight of this stretch of games came in the Hoosiers' 16-13 win against Kentucky when she reached base in all six plate appearances (two hits and four walks). It was just the third time in IU softball history that a player drew four walks in a game and the first since Michelle Venturella did so on May 5, 1995 against Iowa.
MORE NON-CONFERENCE STUFF
Another senior that has been capitalizing on non-conference pitching has been Tory Yamaguchi. The native of Woodland Hills, Calif., is batting .400 with a pair of home runs and nine RBI in the last three games outside the Big Ten. In the game against Evansville, Yamaguchi gave Indiana a 7-2 lead with a grand slam to right field to move her to within two of the career home run record at Indiana. She inched closer with a round-tripper at Kentucky to give her 37 for her career, just one shy of the 38 hit by Monica Armendarez.
Also hitting .400 in the last three non-conference game for Indiana is Jennifer Glueckert, who has a double and an RBI to go along with three runs scored
In the circle for the Hoosiers, Monica Wright has notched the win in each of the last three non-conference games to improve her record to 7-10 on the year.
ABOUT INDIANA STATE
In the circle for Indiana State, Meagan McCurdy has drawn 13 starts and finished 10 of those games with one shutout. She has a 6-8 record and a 2.94 ERA and is getting help from Darcy Wood, who is 4-2 with a 2.58 ERA in 10 appearances.
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