For the first time this season, IU softball recorded a mercy-rule victory on Saturday by defeating Oakland 16-4 at the UofM Tournament in Memphis, Tennessee.
The 16 runs scored by IU are the most for the team since a win against Michigan State on April 24, 2015. Saturday's offensive display featured two separate innings in which the Hoosiers scored seven runs.
Freshman utility player Gabbi Jenkins and junior outfielder Rebecca Blitz each had three hits to lead IU, while senior infielder CaraMia Tsirigos led the team with three RBIs.
The Hoosiers recorded 16 hits in total against the Golden Grizzlies, also a season-high. Each Hoosier who had an at-bat in the game reached base via a hit or a walk.
Freshman pitcher Emily Goodin picked up the win in the game. She has recorded a win in each of IU’s three victories at the UofM Tournament.
Goodin recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts in the win, despite pitching only 4.1 innings. She has allowed just three hits in over 15 innings pitched at the tournament so far.
IU’s record improved to 9-13 with the win.
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