Softball Wraps Up 2013 Regular Season At Minnesota
May 2, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana softball team will wrap up the 2013 regular season with its final three-game series in Minneapolis, Minn. THe Hoosiers and Gophers will meet for the 89th time in program history and the first time since the 2011 season. Saturday's 3:30 p.m. EST contest will be broadcasted live on the Big Ten Network.
A LOOK AT THE GOLPHERS
Minnesota is currently 10th in the conference in batting, owning a .258 average on the season. The Gophers are led by Kaitlyn Richardson and Tyler Walker, who are hitting .472 and .411, respectively.
Their pitching staff sits in fourth with a 2.64 earned run average. Sara Moulton has thrown in 218.0 of the team's 305.1 innings with a 1.61 ERA and a 26-9 record on the season.
LAST TIME OUT
IU surrendered nine runs in the opening frame of game one and finally responded in the fourth on Shannon Cawley's homerun to center field, but the Hoosiers would eventually suffer a 12-1 loss in five innings.
It would be a pair of home runs that sealed the Hoosiers' fate in a 3-0 game two loss, as all three Wisconsin runs were a driven in with the longball. Indiana would be held to three hits in the contest, with Amanda Wagner, Samantha Heyman and Kelsey Brannon knocking one base hit apiece.
Meaghan Murphy (12-14) suffered the loss in a complete game effort. She allowed three earned runs on six hits while striking out a pair.
Indiana took its first lead of the series in game three when Murphy drove in a pair of runs with a single to right in the first inning, but Wisconsin would go on to plate five unanswered to secure the sweep with a 5-2 score.
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