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IU off to best start in 14 years

POSTED AT 12:14 AM ON Feb. 28, 2011  (UPDATED AT 02:42 PM ON Feb. 28, 2011)

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The IU softball team improved to 8-7 after going 3-2 during the weekend in the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

The Hoosiers defeated Loyola Marymount, Cal State Fullerton and San Diego State while losing to No. 4 Florida and No. 14 California. The Hoosiers have failed to beat a ranked team in four opportunities this year, but freshman Ashley Warrum said they need to just continue doing what they have been doing.

“Just keep pushing. We are hitting the ball, it’s just that we need a few breaks here and there, and we just really need to support our pitching staff because they are just doing an awesome job,” Warrum said.

Despite getting outscored by a 15-12 margin, the Hoosiers finished with a winning record for the second consecutive weekend. Warrum said it is important to continue that trend to show that they are just as good as the teams they are competing against.

“It’s really important because we should be beating these teams. It’s no longer just competing with them,” Warrum said. “We are going in with a mindset to win.”

The Hoosiers’ current 8-7 record is their best 15-game start since 1997, when they opened the season 10-5.

“We really have to do something with this team and take advantage of the talent we have and take advantage of this year and every single game,” junior Cassie Gogreve said.

 

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