Indiana Makes Trek To Purdue For Final Roadtrip of the Season

    Go Hoosiers! Indiana takes on Purdue this weekend in West Lafayette
    Go Hoosiers!
    Indiana takes on Purdue this weekend in West Lafayette
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 7, 2010

    Saturday, May 8, 2010
    Indiana (11-34, 3-12 Big Ten) at Purdue (26-24, 7-7 Big Ten) • 4:00 p.m. ET
    (Big Ten Network - Tape Delay at 7 p.m.)
    Play-by-Play: Leah Secondo • Color Commentator: Stacey Phillips
    Purdue leads the all-time series, 28-23

    Sunday, May 9, 2010
    Indiana (11-34, 3-12 Big Ten) at Purdue (26-24, 7-7 Big Ten) • 1:00 p.m. ET
    Purdue leads the all-time series, 28-23

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    The Hoosiers will be making their final road trip of the season this weekend when they travel to in-state rival Purdue for weekend series. Indiana has lost the last six meetings with the Boilermakers, including a pair of one-run games last year. IU has not won in West Lafayette since May 7, 2006, when they grabbed a 5-2 win on their way to the NCAA Tournament. It also marks the first time since 2002 that the Hoosiers and Boilermakers have played both games of the series at the same site. From 2003-2009, the team would play a home-and-away on the same weekend.

    Indiana is coming off a couple losses at Wisconsin last weekend, but was no fault of senior Jennifer Glueckert, who was 4-for-5 on the weekend with a pair of doubles. The South Bend, Ind., native is currently riding a five-game hit streak into this weekend.

    When the Hoosiers and Boilermakers meet this weekend, a half-point will be riding on both of the games and every point in crucial as the end of the athletic seasons draws near. Purdue leads 9.50 to 7.50 with 3.0 total points left. Indiana leads the all-time series since the Cup was started in 2004-05 with a 3-1-1 record.

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    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 .363 overall batting average. Even more impressive is her .419 average in Big Ten games. She has nine doubles to her credit this year and 45 hits, both of which are single-season career highs. She is tied with Breanna Saucedo for the team lead with 13 multi-hit games and had a pair of two-hit games last weekend at Wisconsin. 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 13 of the 15 games, including five multi-hit games. Over the last 20 games, Glueckert is hitting .404 with four doubles, two triples and a team-best 23 hits.

    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. Prior to last weekend at Wisconsin, she had 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 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 perfect 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.

    Freshman Amanda Wagner was mired in a 1-for-22 slump as she stepped in the box against Ohio State on April 21. When she hit a two-run home run off OSU's Megan Miller in the second inning, it was a sign of the return to early season form when she was one of the best run-producers on the team. She is second on team with a .429 batting average over that span (six games) and has two doubles and three RBI. Another key to that success is that she has drawn three walks and only struckout twice.

    During her 1-for-22 slump, Wagner walked just twice and struck out five times over 15 games. In the first 24 games of the season, the freshman was hitting .265 with four home runs and 14 RBI.




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