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IU loses two at Illinois

Sophomore pitcher Sara Olson prepares for a pitch against Ohio State, April 8, 2009 at the IU Softball field.

The Hoosiers were not able to continue their win streak at Illinois on Wednesday, losing both games in the doubleheader.

In the first game, the Hoosiers were stifled by Illini freshman pitcher Monica Perry, who only let up one hit. The freshman was able to fan the Hoosiers eight times, en route to her 20th win of the season.

Hoosier hitters feel like Perry was throwing similar to any other Big Ten pitcher.
“I think we should have hit her harder,” senior Emily Bergeson said.

In the second game, Perry was able to continue to limit the Hoosiers’ run production, only allowing two.  While the Hoosiers were able to put up nine hits, the failed to capitalize on opportunities.

“We had times where we were up with bases loaded and we just couldn’t put the ball in play,” Bergeson said.

While the Hoosiers failed to move a lot of runners across the plate, they had the lead 2-0 until the Illini came back with back-to-back home runs to tie the game up.  The Illini then loaded up the bases in the bottom of the seventh and were able to force a walk to end the game.

“Today we just didn’t get the job done,” Bergeson said.

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