1999 SEASON CONCLUDES|
June 1, 1999 1999 SEASON CONCLUDES
HEAD COACH DIANE STEPHENSON... concluded her 12th season as the Indiana head coach. She has had winning records in seven of her 12 seasons. Stephenson has accumulated a 358-303-3 (.541) career record, including a 150-149 (.502) record in Big Ten play. Her team made the NCAA Mideast Regional in 1994 and finished with a record of 49-16.
INSTANT IMPACT: Freshmen Brooke Monroe, Alison Cooke, and Monique Bullock; as well as junior college transfer Sheri Savko made significant contributions. Monroe led the team in doubles (11), home runs (5), total bases (81), RBI (29), and hits (53); and was second on the team in slugging percentage (.453). Savko was second on the team in RBI (27), tied for third in home runs (3), and fourth in total bases (58). Savko also stole nine bases in ten attempts. Freshman Monique Bullock made her contribution on the base paths with 10 swipes in 12 tries. Freshman pitcher Alison Cooke contributed on the mound. Cooke went 8-15 in 22 starts with 19 complete games and a 3.63 ERA.
HITTING FAR, FAR AWAY: The Hoosiers hit 19 home runs this season after hitting just 16 in 1998 (All-American Monica Armendarez had 13). The power was distributed throughout the lineup as eight Hoosiers had at least one round tripper. Freshman Brooke Monroe led with five; sophomore Melissa Narewski hit four; senior Khara Good and junior Sheri Savko had three each; and senior Jaime Thedford, junior Staci Meek, and sophomores Erica Del Toro and Shana Gudgel each cleared the wall once.
MONROE'S YARD: Freshman Brooke Monroe became just the fourth Hoosier ever to hit at least five home runs in a season. Monroe also moved into a tie with senior Khara Good for seventh on the career list with five homers.
LITTLE GIANT: Senior Khara Good led the Hoosiers in four offensive categories: batting average (.311), triples (6), runs scored (35), and slugging percentage (.482). Good also hit three home runs and was second on the team in total bases (79) and hits (51).
LOOKING FOR EXTRAS: 83 of the Hoosiers 333 hits were for extra bases (24.9 percent): 47 doubles, 17 triples, and 19 home runs.
LUCKY SEVEN, UNLUCKY EIGHT: Senior Khara Good, junior Staci Meek, and freshman Brooke Monroe each had a seven game hitting streak this season, and all three came up empty in the next game.
CAN'T STOP THIEF: The Hoosiers stole 59 bases in 79 attempts (74.7 percent). Senior Khara Good and junior Staci Meek led the team in robberies with 16 each. Freshman Monique Bullock was third with 10 swipes in 12 attempts and junior Sheri Savko was fourth on the team at 9-for-10. 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 WERE KEY: The Hoosiers were 9-4 when getting more hits than their opponent.
CLEARING THE BASES: Staci Meek had two base-clearing hits this season, a triple in game one vs. Ohio State and a double in the first game against Miami (OH).
WALK OF LIFE: IU used a good eye at the plate to get base-runners. The Hoosiers took 113 free passes, including 98 walks and 15 batters hit by a pitch.
TRISH BOYD: played in 44 games, scored nine runs, and stole three bases...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: played in 52 games, starting 43 and finished third on the team with 10 stolen bases in 12 attempts... fifth on the team with 16 runs scored and had two multi-hit games...singled and scored in the second game at Michigan...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: finished the season 8-15 with two shutouts in 25 appearances (22 starts)...had a 3.63 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 140.2 innings...pitched a complete game, five-hit shutout in the second game at Notre Dame, a 2-0 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: started all but one of her 55 games...had six multi-hit games, scored 10 runs, stole two bases, and had a five game hit streak...singled twice for her sixth multi-hit game of the season in the finale of the Penn State series...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: played in 56 games and led the Hoosiers in five offensive categories: batting average (.311), triples (6), runs scored (35), stolen bases (16), and slugging percentage (.482)...hit three home runs and was second on the team in total bases (79) and hits (51)...hit safely in 37 games and led the team with 13 multi-hit games...had hit streaks of five, six, and seven games...led the Big Ten with six triples..singled, tripled, and scored in the second game at Michigan...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: started 18 of 34 games...scored three runs and had two multi-hit games...singled and scored in the third game at Michigan...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: went 8-15, with three shutouts in 30 appearances (23 starts)...hit safely in 11 games and had three multi-hit games... led the team with a .984 fielding percentage...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: started all 57 games and was second on the team in batting average (.297), doubles (8), and runs (21)....co-leader with 16 steals and led with 17 walks...hit safely in 37 games, had 12 multi-hit games, and had five and seven game hitting streaks...hit .300 in Big Ten play, third on the team...4-for--7 with a double, a run scored and two RBI over the last two games of the Michigan series...5-for-8 with a stolen base and two runs scored in the Penn State series...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: started all 57 games as a freshman...led the team in doubles (11), home runs (5), total bases (81), RBI (29), and hits (53); and was second on the team in slugging percentage (.453)....batted .306 in Big Ten play...hit safely in 37 games, had 12 multi-hit games, and had hitting streaks of six and seven games...compiled a .959 fielding percentage...had at least one RBI in 20 games, and had six multi-RBI games...singled twice in the third game at Michigan...singled twice in game two vs. Penn State...hit safely in both games at Michigan State...singled and doubled 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: started 47 of 48 games...second on the team with four home runs, two in Big Ten play...committed just one error to finish with a .970 fielding percentage...hit safely in 24 games and had a six game hitting streak...fifth on the team in RBI (12) and total bases (44)...collected a hit in each game of the Michigan series including a solo home run in game two...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: started 56 games, collecting a hit in 24 including eight multi-hit games...drove in at least one run in 18 games, leading the team with nine multi-RBI games...top four on the team in every offensive category...second on the team with four triples...hit two RBI triples in the first game of the Penn State series...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: threw six complete games in 12 starts...collected 22 strike outs in 50.1 innings...compiled a .960 fielding percentage...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: started 42 of 50 games...had six multi-hit games and a six game hitting streak...finished with a .980 fielding percentage...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: started 47 of 49 games...hit safely in 25 games and collected a five game hitting streak...fifth on the team in hits (29)...third on the team with a .980 fielding percentage...2-for-5 with a run scored in the Michigan series...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.