Hoosiers Prepare for Weekend Series
May 4, 2004
Purdue is coming off a 1-2 conference outing this past weekend. In a rain-soaked two days, the Boilermakers fell to Ohio State, 6-4 in game one on Friday while game two was rained out on Saturday afternoon. In a doubleheader on Sunday against Penn State, Purdue took game one, 6-1 and lost game two, 2-1. The Boilermakers are batting .269 and are led by Tricia Lilley who is hitting .357 with six homeruns. The Purdue pitching staff has a combined ERA of 1.88 and is led by Brooke Baker with a record of 17-11 and a 1.73 ERA. The Hoosiers hold a 20-19 all-time series lead over the Boilermakers. Indiana won the last meeting between the two teams, 3-0 on May 4, 2003.
IU Softball to Honor Seniors
Saturdays face off with Purdue will mark the last home game for Indiana seniors Karly McCormack, Abby Stark, Heather Stillians and Val White. The IU Softball team will honor its seniors after the game on Saturday. This particular senior class has posted some pretty staggering numbers. Combined, the four have played in 208 games and have posted 414 hits, scored 90 runs, hit 20 homeruns and have batted in 178 runs.
Hoosiers Break All-Time Homerun Record
With homeruns by Tory Yamaguchi and Karly McCormack on Friday against Penn State, the Hoosiers broke the all-time team homerun record. With 34 bombs on the season, the 2004 Indiana softball team has now hit more homeruns than any other team in school history. The previous record was 32 homeruns by the 1994 Hoosiers.
In game two against Ohio State on Sunday, the IU softball team posted a season-high 14 hits to notch the 4-1 victory. Five different Hoosiers had a multi-hit game and all but one batter in the IU line-up had a hit.
Terry Goes 3-for-3
Freshman third baseman Rachel Terry had a lot to do with the 14-hit assault Indiana put on Ohio State on Sunday. Terry was 3-for-3 and was responsible for batting in three of the Hoosiers four runs. The Palatine, Ill., native has solidified the bottom of the Hoosier batting order in recent weeks. She has hit safely in six of her last 10 games with 8 hits, 4 RBI and a homerun.
Yamaguchi on Fire
Catcher Tory Yamaguchi has been on fire offensively as of late. This past week, Yamaguchi hit .316 with two homeruns, two RBI and two runs scored. April 21-25, the Woodland Hills, Calif., native hit .588 with two doubles, two runs scored, three RBI and a walk. Yamaguchi leads the Hoosiers with a .335 batting average, 61 hits and nine home runs. She currently have a five-game hitting streak and has hit safely in eight of her last 10 games.
The 2004 Indiana softball team has 31 wins so far this season, more than any other IU softball team since 1996. Here is a look at how many victories the IU softball has had between 1996 and 2004: