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Monday, June 17
The Indiana Daily Student


Hoosiers struggle in weekend activities

This weekend was a losing one for the IU athletic teams as softball and baseball lost their contests while the men's golf team is in last place at the Big Ten Championships in Illinois. Saturday, the baseball team dropped a 10-1 decision to the Buckeyes of Ohio State in the first game of the four-game series, and the softball team lost 3-1 to in-state rivals Purdue at West Lafayette. \nAt Sembower Field, the Buckeyes scored eight times in the final four innings to drop the Hoosiers Saturday. OSU lit up junior Brad Edwards and freshman Chris Behrens for nine runs on six hits while the Hoosiers scored their lone run when sophomore Vasili Spanos and junior Gibran Hamdan hit back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the second. The loss moved IU further into the Big Ten cellar with a 5-15 conference record. The Hoosiers get their opportunity for revenge in a double- header Sunday and a 3 p.m. game today. \nThe softball team didn't fair much better, losing a 3-1 decision to the Boilermakers dropping them to 4-15 in conference play.\nPitchers for both teams threw complete games with Leighann Burke getting the win for Purdue and junior Allison Cooke taking the loss for the Hoosiers. Burke gave up four hits and no earned runs while striking out six Hoosiers. \nThe two rivals faced each other again Sunday at the IU softball field. \nThe men's golf team had the lone bright spot for IU athletics as senior Steve Wheatcroft is currently tied for 16th going into the final round of Big Ten Championship play. The team hasn't fared as well as it is now last in conference standings, 58 strokes behind the leader, Northwestern.\nSophomore Aldo Jordan is the second highest Hoosier tied for 45th, with red-shirt sophomore Mike Miller 52nd, freshman Ryan Cassidy 53rd and red-shirt junior Rich Thomas at 55th respectively. \nThe final round of tournament play concluded Sunday.\nFor full results of Sunday's events, visit

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