Softball

    Pair of Midweek Doubleheaders Signal End of Non-Conference Play

    Go Hoosiers! The Hoosiers host Evansville on Tuesday.
    Go Hoosiers!
    The Hoosiers host Evansville on Tuesday.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 13, 2010

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010
    Evansville (11-21) vs. Indiana (8-24) • 2:00 p.m. ET (DH)
    Indiana leads all-time series, 24-7

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    Ball State (24-9) vs. Indiana (8-24) • 3:00 p.m. ET (DH),br> Indiana leads all-time series, 40-30

    *Live Stats and Live Radio Broadcasts can be found at IUHoosiers.com

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    FIRST PITCH
    Indiana registered a 1-4 week in Big Ten play and will move on to a pair of non-conference doubleheaders this week against Evansville and Ball State. The Evansville game is a make-up game from earlier this season after rain forced the games to be postponed. The games at Ball State were moved up an hour and made a doubleheader after both teams had room left on their schedules after losing games earlier this season.

    Cassie Gogreve gave the Hoosiers their only victory last week with a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning in game one against Michigan State that propelled Indiana to a 6-4 victory. Sara Olson went the distance in the circle and struckout six to pick up her fifth win of the season. Gogreve also drove in a run against No. 2 Michigan earlier in the week and then added a run-scoring single in the second game with Michigan State.

    TURNING TWO
    The Hoosiers were tied for third in the country last week for the number of double plays turned per game (0.50). In the 28 games used by the NCAA at last reporting, the Hoosiers had 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.

    THE BEST OF THE BEST
    Indiana sits at the top of the "Runners Caught Stealing By" category in the Big Ten thanks to junior transfer Cassie Gogreve. The South Pasadena, Calif., native has accounted for all 18 of the runners caught stealing for the Hoosiers, five better than Minnesota in second place.

     

     

    The total is also the top mark for a team and individual among the six BCS conferences. From a team standpoint, Kansas, Auburn and Iowa State come in tied for second with 16. Individually, Gogreve's 18 is two better than Brittany Hile (Kansas) and Alex Johnson (Iowa State), both of whom have 16 on the year.

    GLICK IS THE PICK TO CLICK
    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 .360 overall batting average and a .500 (8-for-16) average in Big Ten games. She has six doubles to her credit this year, a single-season career high and she is just three hits away from matching her single-season high, which she set last year.

    In the last 20 games, Glueckert is hitting .407 with five doubles, two triples and a team-best 24 hits.

    IU SOFTBALL ON THE RADIO
    The Indiana University Department of Athletics announced earlier this winter that over 30 games on the IU softball schedule will be broadcast on IUHoosiers.com, 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 IUHoosiers.com. 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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