Softball

    Hoosiers Ready To Battle The Badgers in Madison

    Go Hoosiers! Jennifer Glueckert leads the Hoosiers into Madison this weekend with a .345 batting average.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Jennifer Glueckert leads the Hoosiers into Madison this weekend with a .345 batting average.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 30, 2010

    Saturday, May 1, 2010 (Big Ten Network)
    Indiana (11-32, 3-10 Big Ten) at Wisconsin (16-28, 1-10 Big Ten)• 7:00 p.m. ET
    Play-by-Play: Tracy Warren; Color Commentator: Stacey Phillips
    Wisconsin leads the all-time series, 18-13

    Sunday, May 2, 2010 (Big Ten Network)
    Indiana (11-32, 3-10 Big Ten) at Wisconsin (16-28, 1-10 Big Ten)• 2:00 p.m. ET
    Play-by-Play: Tracy Warren; Color Commentator: Stacey Phillips
    Wisconsin leads the all-time series, 18-13

    IU Game Notes

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


    FIRST PITCH
    The Indiana softball team welcomed a couple of Big Ten powers to the IU Softball Field last week and nearly came away with a pair of wins. Instead, Northwestern held on for a 7-6 victory in six innings and No. 18 Illinois needed a clutch running catch in right field to fend off an IU walk-off base hit and come away with a 5-4 victory. In the game, there were five different IU batters that collected two hits, led by Sara Olson's seventh home run of the season and 16th of her career.

    Wisconsin went 2-1 in three midweek games this week and is coming off an 11-3 loss in five innings to No. 25 Notre Dame on Thursday.

    BATS SHOWING CONFIDENCE
    In the two games against Ohio State, the IU hitters did not appear comfortable at the plate and with NU standout pitcher Lauren Delaney coming to the IU Softball Field the outlook may not have look positive. However, the Indiana bats were able to touch up the senior pitcher for Northwestern for three runs and ended her day after just 2.2 innings of work.

    In her five previous appearances against IU, she lasted an average of at least five innings and struckout seven batters on average. On Saturday, Indiana struckout just threer times and drew four walks. Although Indiana did fall to Northwestern, the silver lining has to be that they were able to mount a pair of rallies against a pitcher they have historically struggled against.

     

     

    Then on Wednesday against Illinois starting pitcher Monica Perry, one of the best in the Big Ten, they put up a season-high 13 base hits and nearly completed a comeback from five runs down.

    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 .345 overall batting average and a .368 average in Big Ten games. She has seven doubles to her credit this year and 41 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 first game against Minnesota, she ripped a triple to right center to drive in the only run in a 1-0 Indiana win.

    In Big Ten play she has a hit in 11 of the 13 games. Over the last 20 games, Glueckert is hitting .362 with three doubles, two triples and a team-best 21 hits. She also has four multi-hit games in conference play and 11 of the last 16 games.

    CAUGHT YA!
    This season, junior catcher Cassie Gogreve has been outstanding at preventing opponents from stealing bases, throwing out 20 attempted base stealers on the season. That total is tops among Big Ten catchers and puts her among the best in IU history. Current volunteer coach Tory Yamaguchi was part of the 2008 squad that threw out 21 base runners, with Yamaguchi accounting for 15 of those by herself. The highest single-season team total on record back through the 1986 season is 26 in 1988. Over the last seven games, opponents have stolen just five bases on Gogreve.

    Gogreve transfered to Indiana from the University of South Carolina, where she played her first two seasons.

    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 47 hits and is the team leader with 24 runs scored. She has yet to go back-to-back games without getting a hit this season and had an eight-game hit streak snapped in the first game at Minnesota. She did come back in the the second game against the Golden Gophers with a two-run single.

    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. That pefect day at the plate for Saucedo against Belmont upped her average to .308 and it has not dipped below .300 the rest of the season. Saucedo is also a perfect 13-for-13 in stolen base attempts.

    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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