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    Hoosiers Hop Back Into Big Ten Play At Minnesota

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    April 16, 2010

    Saturday, April 17, 2010
    Minnesota (15, 27, 1-7 Big Ten) vs. Indiana (9-27, 1-5 Big Ten) • 2:00 p.m. ET
    Minnesota leads all-time series, 39-45

    Sunday, April 18, 2010
    Minnesota (15-27, 1-7 Big Ten) vs. Indiana (9-27, 1-5 Big Ten) • 2:00 p.m. ET
    Minnesota leads all-time series, 39-45

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


    FIRST PITCH
    The Hoosiers took a break from conference play this week to play a pair of in-state teams for doubleheaders. On Tuesday, Indiana split a double dip with Evansville, dropping the first game by a score of 3-2 and the coming back behind the pitching of freshman Jessica Dobson to pick up the win in game two, 4-0. Then on Wednesday, Indiana travelled to Ball State and fell in both games to the Cardinals.

    Minnesota has lost its last seven games with the last four coming at the hands of No. 2 Michigan and perennial power Northwestern. In each of the last four games, the Gophers have given up at least nine runs. Lacey Middlebrooks is one of the top pitchers in the conference, coming second in innings pitched as well as strikeouts.

    TURNING TWO
    The Hoosiers were tied for third in the country last week for the number of double plays turned per game (0.44). In the 32 games used by the NCAA at last reporting, the Hoosiers had turned 14 double plays, which is the highest total for Big Ten teams. In the four games this week, the Hoosiers turned two more, upping the season total to 16.

    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 20 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 20 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 .361 overall batting average and a .500 (8-for-16) average in Big Ten games. She has six doubles to her credit this year and 35 hits, both of which are single-season career highs. She is second on the team with 10 multi-hit games and had a seven-game hit streak snapped against Evansville.

    In the last 15 games, Glueckert is hitting .439 with three doubles, a triple and a team-best 18 hits. She also has three multi-hit games in the last five and hits in nine of the last 11 games.

    B-SAUCE
    Freshman Breanna Saucedo was the straw that stirred the drink for the Hoosiers at the plate in Mississippi and has continued that for most of the year. She leads the team with 41 hits and is the team leader with 21 runs scored. She has yet to go back-to-back games without getting a hit this season and is currently riding an eight-game hit streak.

    She has a trio of three-hit games to her credit this season, including a three-hit effort against Belmont where she also scored three runs, and seven two-hit games, both of which are tops on the team. Saucedo is also a perfect 11-for-11 in stolen base attempts and has 3 in the last 4 games.


       

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