Softball

    Indiana Hosts Penn State for Final Regular Season Series

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!

    May 13, 2010

    Friday, May 14, 2010
    Indiana (12-35, 4-13 Big Ten) vs. Penn State (28-22, 7-11 Big Ten) • 4:00 p.m. ET
    Indiana leads the all-time series, 29-17

    Saturday, May 15, 2010
    Indiana (12-35, 4-13 Big Ten) vs. Penn State (28-22, 7-11 Big Ten) • 1:00 p.m. ET
    Indiana leads the all-time series, 29-17

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


    FIRST PITCH
    Indiana earned a weekend split at Purdue last weekend, thanks in large part to a workman-like performance in the circle by Monica Wright. The redshirt senior allowed just two hits in the complete game 3-2 victory. The win was the 30th of her career, moving her into 10th place on the career wins list at IU. Jennifer Glueckert roped an RBI single in the first inning and two batters later Sara Olson drilled a two-run home run to give Indiana a 3-0 lead.

    Upon the completion of this weekend's games against Penn State, six IU players will call their Hoosier careers complete. Brittany Devitt, Stephanie Turner, Kristin King, Kelli Ritchison, Jennifer Glueckert and Monica Wright will be playing in their final games in a Indiana uniform, with a pregame ceremony prior to the start of Saturday's game.

    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 .354 overall batting average. Even more impressive is her .388 average in Big Ten games. She has nine doubles to her credit this year and 46 hits, both of which are single-season career highs. She is second behind Breanna Saucedo for the team lead with 13 multi-hit games and had a pair of two-hit games 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 14 of the 17 games, including five multi-hit games. Over the 20 games prior to last weekend, Glueckert was hitting .404 with four doubles, two triples and a team-best 23 hits.

    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 51 hits and is the team leader with 25 runs scored. Prior to the games 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 14-for-14 in stolen base attempts.

    BRINGING DOWN THE BOILERS
    The Hoosiers win at Purdue last Saturday was the first of any kind over the Boilermakers since the 2006 season. That season was also the last time Indiana won in West Lafayette. In addition, the win earned a split of the whole point that was on the line in the Crimson and Gold Cup.

    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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