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Team seeks recovery from slump

After Michigan handed the softball team a 15-3 pounding in Ann Arbor Sunday, the Hoosiers were thrust into a three-game tailspin that has left them trying to regroup. \nThe Hoosiers get their first chance at turning it around today at Wright State. IU will hit the field for a 3:05 p.m. contest with the Raiders.\nThe Hoosiers said they view the non-conference battle as a way to prove to themselves they can still get the job done, despite coming off a discouraging Big Ten road trip where they split two games with Michigan State and were swept by Michigan.\n"I think it's important, because we need to come out strong and show that Sunday's game isn't going to get us down," junior pitcher Alison Cooke said. "It'll be a real test for us."\nCooke said one key to turning the season around is for the team to come out with intensity for every game, no matter who the opponent.\n"This past weekend could be summed up as a lot of ups and downs," Cooke said.\nIU (12-25, 2-6 Big Ten) started its road trip off with a 4-3 win against the Spartans, but failed to maintain the intensity it showed in the victory throughout the road trip.\n"I thought the first game against Michigan State was an up game," Cooke said. "The second game, we didn't really come out to play at a level we should have. It takes a team effort, but we all have to make sure we come out ready to play as individuals, too."\nWright State (21-13) does pose a competitive threat for the Hoosiers. The Raiders are winners of three of their last four games.\n"If we come out ready to play, we can be competitive," Cooke said. "We just have to make sure we're ready to play"

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