HOOSIERS HOST PENN STATE ON SENIOR WEEKEND
April 30, 1999 HOOSIERS HOST PENN STATE ON SENIOR WEEKEND
GAME INFORMATION: The Hoosiers (17-34, 3-15 Big Ten) host Penn State (29-19, 10-8 Big Ten) for a three game series this weekend. There is a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. and a single game Sunday at 1 p.m.
THE SERIES: IU leads the series against Penn State 24-3 and has won the last 12 meetings. The Hoosiers swept the Nittany Lions in the 1998 doubleheader by scores of 5-0 and 4-3.
HEAD COACH DIANE STEPHENSON... is in her 12th season as the Indiana head coach. She has had winning records in seven of her 11 seasons. Stephenson has accumulated a 358-297-3 (.546) career record, including a 150-143 (.512) record in Big Ten play. Her team made the NCAA Mideast Regional in 1994 and finished with a record of 49-16.
SENIOR WEEKEND: Seniors Khara Good and Jaime Thedford are playing the final home games of their careers this weekend. They will be honored throughout the weekend and with a ceremony between the games of Saturday's twinbill.
SENIOR KHARA GOOD: Good spent the first three years of her career in the outfield, but moved to second base this season. Good leads the team in five offensive categories in 1999. She has played in 190 games at IU and is a .283 (130-460) career hitter with 52 walks, 58 runs scored, 35 RBI, ten triples, and five home runs, which is tied for 10th on IU's all-time list. Good has also stolen 70 bases during her career to move into fourth on the IU career list. Aimee Lonigro is third with 73 swipes from 1994-96.
SENIOR JAIME THEDFORD: Thedford is a solid defensive player at first base. She has a .980 fielding percentage this year and a .969 career fielding percentage. Thedford has played in 97 games as a Hoosier and has 32 hits including two home runs, one of which came at Chattanooga this year in a tough 2-1 victory.
DURING THE WEEK: East Lansing, Michigan -- The Indiana Softball team was swept by Michigan State 5-4 and 4-0 at Old College Field in East Lansing Wednesday. IU out hit the Spartans (36-17, 10-6 Big Ten) ten to six in the first game but lost 5-4. The Hoosiers (17-34, 3-15 Big Ten) rallied to score in the seventh and had juniors Sheri Savko and Staci Meek on base with Monica Zahasky at the plate and two outs. Zahasky battled to a 2-2 count before striking out to end the game. Savko went 3-for-3 in the first game with two RBI on a single in the fifth that gave IU a 3-2 lead. Meek also had a two hits for her ninth multi-hit game of the season. In game two, the Hoosiers managed just four hits in the 4-0 loss.
INSTANT IMPACT: Freshmen Brooke Monroe, Alison Cooke, and Monique Bullock; as well as junior college transfer Sheri Savko are making significant contributions. Monroe leads the team in doubles (11), home runs (5), and total bases (75); and second on the team in hits (47) and slugging percentage (.463). Savko is second on the team in RBI (24), tied for second in home runs (3), and fourth in total bases (52). Savko also has eight stolen bases in nine attempts. Freshman Monique Bullock is making her contribution on the base paths, with 10 swipes in 12 tries. Freshman pitcher Alison Cooke is contributing on the mound. Cooke is 8-13 in 20 starts with 17 complete games and a 3.24 ERA.
HITTING FAR, FAR AWAY: The Hoosiers have 18 home runs this season after hitting just 16 in 1998 (All-American Monica Armendarez had 13). The power is distributed throughout the lineup as eight Hoosiers have at least one round tripper. Freshman Brooke Monroe leads with five; senior Khara Good, junior Sheri Savko, and sophomore Melissa Narewski have three each; and senior Jaime Thedford, junior Staci Meek, and sophomores Erica Del Toro and Shana Gudgel have cleared the wall once each.
MONROE'S YARD: Freshman Brooke Monroe became just the fourth Hoosier ever to hit at least five home runs in a season. Monroe has also moved into a tie with senior Khara Good for seventh on the career list with five homers.
LITTLE GIANT: Senior Khara Good stands just five feet tall, but swings a mighty stick. Good leads the Hoosiers in five offensive categories: batting average (.329), triples (5), runs scored (32), slugging percentage (.507), and hits (48). Good also has three home runs this year and is second on the team in total bases (74).
LOOKING FOR EXTRAS: 77 of the Hoosiers 299 hits have been for extra bases (25.8 percent): 46 doubles, 13 triples, and 18 home runs.
LUCKY SEVEN, UNLUCKY EIGHT: Senior Khara Good, junior Staci Meek, and freshman Brooke Monroe have each had seven game hitting streaks this season, and all three came up empty in the next game.
CAN'T STOP THIEF: The Hoosiers are 56-of-74 (.757) in stolen base attempts this year. Senior Khara Good and junior Staci Meek lead the team in robberies with 15 each. Freshman Monique Bullock is third with 10 swipes in 12 attempts and junior Sheri Savko is fourth on the team at 8-for-9. Good's streak of 22 consecutive successful attempts ended in the third inning of the first game against Ohio State April 7. The streak extended back to April 10, 1998 at Wisconsin. The streak lasted one day short of a full year as the last time Good was caught was April 8, 1998 at Michigan State.
HITS ARE KEY: The Hoosiers are 9-4 when getting more hits than their opponent.
CLEARING THE BASES: Staci Meek has two base clearing hits this season, a triple in game one vs. Ohio State and a double in the first game against Miami (OH).
ON THE UPSWING: The Hoosiers have already surpassed last season's win total. IU was 13-31-1 in 1998 and already has 17 wins (17-34) in the 1999 campaign.
WALK OF LIFE: IU is using a good eye at the plate to get base-runners. The Hoosiers have taken 106 free passes, including 93 walks and 13 batters hit by a pitch.
TRISH BOYD: scored as a pinch-runner in the first game of the Michigan State doubleheader, the first and third games of the Wisconsin series, against Indiana State, and Northern Iowa...singled and scored in game two at Butler.
MONIQUE BULLOCK: went 2-for-3 and scored in the first game at Michigan State...1-for-2 in the first game at Minnesota...two hits, an RBI, and a run scored in the last game of the Wisconsin series...singled and scored in the second game vs. Ohio State...scored twice in the second game vs. Miami (OH)...singled and stole second in game one against Indiana State...1-for-2, one run, and a sacrifice vs. Tulsa...scored in the Alabama contest.
ALISON COOKE: pitched a complete game, five-hit shutout in the second game at Notre Dame, a 2-0 IU win...threw 6.2 innings, allowing three earned runs in a 5-4 win vs. Ohio State (game 1)...spread six hits in a complete game, 3-2 win over Miami (OH) in the first game of the twinbill...complete game three-hitter vs. Butler (game two)...complete game two-hit shutout in game two of the Indiana State doubleheader...allowed five hits and one earned run in 4.2 innings for the Win vs. Iowa State...complete game 2-1 win in game one at Chattanooga.
ERICA DEL TORO: hit a two-run triple in the Hoosiers' 3-2 loss at Ball State...hit 2-for-3 and scored twice in the second game against Miami (OH)...went 2-for-3 with two RBI the first game against Butler...3-for-3 in the doubleheader vs. Indiana State, including a double and a triple and two RBI in game two...one for two with a walk in the Pittsburgh game...two-run homer and six assists vs. Drake.
KHARA GOOD: 4-for-9 with a double and a stolen base in the series at Minnesota...singled, doubled, and scored in the final game of the Iowa series...scored twice in the second game of the Iowa series...3--for-4, scored twice, and stole two bases in the twinbill against Ohio State...2-for-3, including her eighth triple of the season and an RBI single in the second game against Northwestern...3-for-3 with four RBI, including a triple and a three-run homer in game two vs. Miami (OH)...doubled, scored twice, and had one stolen base in game two at Butler...3-for-5 with a double, 2 RBI, a sacrifice, and a run scored in the Indiana State doubleheader...hit a solo homer and scored another run vs. Northern Iowa...went 2-for-4 and scored vs. Western Michigan...walked twice, doubled and scored against Iowa State...2-for-3 and a run scored in the first game at Chattanooga...singled, tripled, scored, and had one RBI vs. Alabama.
SHANA GUDGEL: went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI including her first career home run in the second game vs. Purdue...1-for-2 against Northern Iowa...1-for-1 and a walk in the second game vs. Missouri.
TERESA MARTINEZ: singled twice and scored at Ball State...allowed one earned run in a 6-2 win in game one of the Wisconsin series...recorded a win and a save on the mound, and added two hits and an RBI in the twin bill vs. Ohio State...2-for-3 and an RBI in the second game vs. Northwestern...struck out six batters and allowed just two hits in a complete game 7-2 win at Butler (game one)...allowed one run in five innings vs. Drake...complete game two-hit shutout vs. Northern Iowa...complete game shutout in the 1-0 win at No. 24 Missouri...allowed two hits in four shutout innings in game two at Chattanooga...threw a four-hit shutout against Alabama...allowed just one earned run vs. Drake.
STACI MEEK: two hits and a run scored in game one at Michigan State...singled, doubled, and a stolen base against Purdue in game two...hit safely in both games at Notre Dame...bases-loaded triple in game one vs. Ohio State...hit a three-run double in the second game vs. Miami (OH)...2-for-3, and RBI, and a stolen base in the second game against Illinois State...2-for-3 including a double, three RBI, and a run scored in game one at Butler...3-for-6 and two stolen bases in the doubleheader vs. Indiana State...2-for-3, including an RBI double in the 1-0 win at Missouri...singled, scored, and had one RBI vs. Pittsburgh.
BROOKE MONROE: hit safely in both games at Michigan State...singled and doubled for her 10th multi-hit game of the season in game three at Minnesota...became just the fourth Hoosier in program history to hit five or more home runs in a season with a solo shot in the second game at Minnesota...singled twice in the third game at Iowa...three hits and four RBI in the doubleheader vs. Ohio State...hit 2-for-3, including an RBI double in the first game vs. Miami (OH)...3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in game two at Butler...went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored vs. Drake...2-for-3, with a double and an RBI against Western Michigan...hit a two-run homer in the 2-1 win in game one at Chattanooga...made the All-Tournament team at the Bama Bash by hitting .467 (7 of 15), including a two-run homer and two doubles...had the Hoosiers only hit against Southern Mississippi...4-for-4 with a solo home run, scored twice vs. Pittsburgh.
MELISSA NAREWSKI: singled in both games of the Michigan State doubleheader...two-run homer in the first game of the Wisconsin series, a 6-2 IU win...doubled and scored twice in the game two against Ohio State...two hits and an RBI in the first game against Illinois State...2-for-4 at Butler in game two at Butler...hit a solo home run in game one, then singled and scored in the second game vs. Indiana State...singled in a run against Northern Iowa...doubled for her first collegiate extra base hit vs. Iowa State...singled vs. Alabama.
SHERI SAVKO: 3-for-3 with two RBI in game one at Michigan State...doubled in two runs and scored in the second game of the Northwestern series...2-for-2, two RBI, two walks, a stolen base, and a run scored in the first game vs. Illinois State...solo homer in game one at Butler, then went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in game two...2-for-3, including a two-run homer in game two vs. Indiana State...2-for-4, two RBI, scored once, and stole a base vs. Drake...tripled, scored twice, and had two RBI vs. Northern Iowa...2-for-4, a stolen base, and an RBI vs. Iowa State...a single, a double, and two RBI against Pittsburgh...one hit, one run, one walk, two put outs, and five assists vs Drake.
JENNIFER SMITH: pinch-hit single in the second game of the Michigan State twinbill...first career victory in game two vs. Miami (OH), giving up just two hits and no earned runs in the 7-4 complete game win...allowed just two hits and one run in three innings at Chattanooga...one for two against Pittsburgh.
JAIME THEDFORD: singled, doubled, and scored twice in the second game at Butler...doubled and scored in both games of the Indiana State doubleheader...went 2-for-4, drove in a run, and recorded nine putouts against Drake...singled and scored vs. Northern Iowa...2-for-3, with a triple and and RBI vs. Western Michigan...pinch-hit single against Tulsa...hit a solo homer as the Hoosiers captured a 2-1 win to sweep Chattanooga.
MONICA ZAHASKY: hit safely in all three games at Minnesota...3-for-3, including a double in the first game at Iowa...singled and scored in the second game vs. Illinois State...1-for-2 vs. Northern Iowa...1-for-2 and walked against Western Michigan...2-for-3 vs. Tulsa...singled against Iowa State...singled vs. Pittsburgh...one for two with a walk, 15 put outs and one assist vs. Drake.
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