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IU travels to Evansville after splitting weekend

Senior Julie DiNallo fouls out during a game against Indiana State on Thursday afternoon at the IU Softball Field. The softball team will travel to Evansville to play the Purple Aces tonight at 6 p.m.

The Hoosiers (5-23, 1-3) will take a short trip south on Tuesday to take on Evansville (7-18, 2-8).

Coming off three straight one- home-run games, the Hoosiers hope to put more distance between them and the Purple Aces. In order for the Hoosiers to do this, they will need to keep getting performances like what they got from senior Emily Bergeson this past weekend (4-for-6, two home runs).

The Hoosier shortstop went through a drought after starting the year as the team’s leading hitter. Bergeson said she was putting too much pressure on herself at the plate.
“I stopped trying so hard,” Bergeson said. “I was able to clear my mind.”

The Hoosiers will need to clear their minds of Evansville’s record in order to knock off the in-state opponent. IU hopes to avoid going into the game overconfident.

“We know that (we) haven’t really beaten any of the good teams yet,” Bergeson said. “We just need wins on our record.”

With a strong chance of rain in today’s forecast, the team will have to worry not only about Evansville, but also the weather. In the event of a rainout, the Hoosiers would push the game back to Wednesday afternoon.

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