IU Softball Announces Fall Schedule and Summer News and Notes
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 State University Fall Tournament
Hoosier Fall Classic
Here are some of the highlights from the summer:
Hoosiers Add Pair of Transfers for 2011 Season
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.
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
Angie Funston Named Volunteer Assistant Coach
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