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    IU Softball Announces Fall Schedule and Summer News and Notes

    Go Hoosiers! Sara Olson
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sara Olson
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 14, 2010

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - While the summer is generally considered the "off-season" for collegiate softball programs, the summer of 2010 was anything but for the Indiana softball team and head coach Michelle Gardner. There were a number of things going on from new players transferring in to former players being named assistant coaches across the country.

    Gardner also announced the Fall schedule on Monday, which includes five home games and a pair of games at Indiana State. Below are the dates the Hoosiers will be competing during the Fall, starting on Sept. 25, at home against IUPUI.

    Saturday, Sept. 25
    Indiana vs. IUPUI (home), 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
    **Note: Indiana football hosts Akron later the same day with a 7 p.m. kickoff

    Indiana State University Fall Tournament
    Sunday, Sept. 26
    Indiana vs. Kirkwood Community College, 12:30 p.m.
    Indiana vs. Butler, 4:00 p.m.

    Hoosier Fall Classic
    Saturday, Oct. 9

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods vs. IU Southeast, 10:00am
    Indiana vs. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 12:00pm
    IU Southeast vs. Indiana, 2:00pm
    Indiana vs. IU Southeast, 4:00pm

    Here are some of the highlights from the summer:

    Hoosiers Add Pair of Transfers for 2011 Season
    Head Coach Michelle Gardner added a pair of players, Morgan Melloh and Lindsay Callanan, during the offseason that will have the ability to come in and make an immediate impact in 2011.

    Morgan Melloh, a native of Fishers, Ind., played her first three seasons at Fresno State where she dominated opposing hitters. In her first two seasons with the Bulldogs, she racked up over 800 strikeouts in the circle to become just the fifth pitcher in NCAA softball history to do so. She also participated in the NCAA Tournament each of those three seasons and will look to bring that experience to a young and talented Hoosier squad in 2011.

     

     

    Callanan comes to Indiana from Northern Iowa, where she spent her first two seasons as an outfielder. After seeing limited time as a freshman, she stepped up and hit .313 as a sophomore, the third-best average on the team.

    Three Former Players Land Assistant Coaching Positions
    Tory Yamaguchi, Monica Wright and Jennifer Glueckert all landed assistant coaching positions at NCAA Division I programs over the summer.

    After serving as the volunteer assistant coach for two seasons, Yamaguchi was hired as the assistant coach at the University of Connecticut and will work with the pitchers and catchers. Yamaguchi was a standout catcher for the Hoosiers and is the all-time leader in home runs at IU with 40.

    Wright will serve as the pitching coach at Elon University this upcoming season after completing a four-year pitching career at Indiana after transferring to IU from Northern Iowa following her freshman season. In her four years as a Hoosiers, Wright made 124 appearances, logged 30 wins and pitched over 550 innings.

    Glueckert, a Second Team All-Big Ten honoree in 2010, will serve as an assistant coach at the University of North Dakota. A four-year letterwinner at Indiana, she posted career highs in nearly every offensive category during her breakout senior campaign. She hit .356 overall and led the team with nine double and three triples while also pacing the team with a .389 average in Big Ten play.

    Another Indiana Product Added to 2011 Freshman Class
    Ashley Warrum will join the IU softball program as a freshman for the 2011 season after stellar career at powerhouse Pendleton Heights High School. Warrum was a First Team All-State player for the Arabians in 2009 and hit over .500 as a senior. She joins Jenna Abraham, Shelby Gogreve, Meaghan Murphy and Kristy Pasley in the freshman class.

    Angie Funston Named Volunteer Assistant Coach
    Angie Funston, a native of St. John, Ind., and 2010 graduate of Loyola (Chicago) University will take over as volunteer assistant coach in 2011. Funston's name can be found all over the Loyola record books as she is tied for first in career RBI (93) and is fourth all-time in home runs (14). As a senior, she hit .296 and was the ace of the pitching staff, logging nearly 100 innings and pitching 10 complete games. To make that even more remarkable is that she had not pitched since her sophomore season prior to taking the circle during her senior year.

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