IU loses doubleheader first day of Mary Nutter Classic

The Hoosiers fell to No. 8 Georgia and No. 12 UCLA in Friday’s doubleheader concluding the first day of the Mary Nutter Classic.

In the first game of the day, the Hoosiers played a very good Bulldogs team, who after the game helped their record to a perfect 11-0 start to begin the 2015 season.

The Bulldogs picked up three runs in the bottom of the first inning one pair of RBI doubles and an RBI groundout.

Freshman Rebecca Blitz would score the lone run for the Hoosiers after being hit by a pitch, stealing second and then scoring on an error from the Bulldogs.

Despite IU scoring, Georgia pitcher Brittany Gary did not give up a hit in this contest, pitching the entire game giving up one earned and allowing no hits.

Senior Miranda Tamayo (1-5) picked up the loss for IU, and Lora Olson came in for a solid relief outing pitching 2.1 innings and giving up only two hits.

However, the relief outing would be short noticed as the Bulldogs went on to secure a win in only five innings, 9-1.

Late that night, the Hoosiers went to battle against No. 12 UCLA, a team who was currently on a seven game win.

The Bruins would strike first as a solo home run in the first and a pair of runs in the third gave them an early 3-0 lead.

However, junior Kassi Farmer got things started for the Hoosiers in the fourth inning with her second home run year, a two run shot that would cut the Bruin lead, 3-2.

The Bruins would respond nicely to the Hoosiers comeback by adding a run in the fifth inning and adding two more in the sixth taking a commanding 7-1 lead going into IU's final at bat.

The IU bats would awaken for a little while, as junior Kelsey Dotson hit a two-out solo home run. Immediately following the homerun was freshman Taylor Uden, who then hit a home run of her own, Uden’s first of her career.

But the Hoosiers next at bat was a routine groundball that would end the game and give the Bruins a 7-4 win over the Hoosiers.

The Hoosiers will return back to Big League Dreams Park on Friday for a doubleheader matchup against Loyola Marymount and Cal Poly.

Michael Hernandez

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