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IU defeated in Texas Invitational opener

IU softball dropped its opening game of the Texas Invitational on Thursday night in a 2-1 loss to tournament hosts Texas.

The Hoosiers received another complete game performance from sophomore pitcher Tara Trainer. Trainer threw 119 pitches in six innings of work, and recorded seven strikeouts.

However, Trainer surrendered a two-run home run to Texas senior infielder Devon Tunning in the first inning. Those runs gave the Longhorns the victory.

Despite collecting six hits, IU struggled to generate runs and moved to 2-4 with the loss. Five of IU’s six hits came with two outs recorded in its half of the inning.

Junior infielder Rachel O’Malley scored IU’s lone run on an RBI double in the sixth. O’Malley continues to lead the team in batting average, hits and RBIs.

The Hoosiers will play doubleheaders Friday and Saturday in Austin, Texas, starting with an 11 a.m. game tomorrow against Louisiana Tech.

Cameron Drummond

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