IU Set For Trip To No. 16/19 Mizzou
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana hits the road for a doubleheader at No. 16/19 Missouri on Wednesday, April 20. It will be the Hoosiers fourth straight ranked opponent and, overall, the Cream and Crimsons' 12th and 13th games this season against a top 25 program. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. The games can be viewed live with Gametracker through the Missouri softball schedule page (click here).
Missouri features seven hitters who are batting over .300 and, overall, are hitting .3-8 as a team. Redshirt freshman Micaela Minner tops the team in average (.418), home runs (13), RBI (44) and walks (21) and is second with 36 runs scored. Senior Heather Kunkel is hitting .367 with 12 home runs, 42 RBI and 28 runs scored, while sophomore Leanne Bowers sports a .355 batting average, 41 runs scored and is a perfect 11-for-11 on the basepaths. As a team, MU has blasted 54 long balls, 14 triples and is 32-for-45 in stolen bases.
Missouri leads the all-time series 10-5. The last times the two teams met was in 2001, when the Tigers swept a doubleheader, 7-0 and 4-2, in their own Missouri Tournament.
Indiana gets back into conference play with a Friday-Saturday (April 22-23) series against Minnesota. Friday's action starts at 4 p.m., while Saturday's game gets underway at noon. Then on Sunday, April 24, the Hoosiers host the Wisconsin Badgers in a doubleheader. Game time is slated for noon.
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