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IU takes on Ball State in two games

The IU softball team huddles up before a game April 8 at the IU Softball Field. The Hoosiers play Ball State 3 p.m. today at home.

The Hoosiers will be seeing a familiar Ball State team at 3 and 5 p.m. today in a doubleheader at home. Unfortunately for the Hoosiers, Ball State is playing much better than it was during their last matchup March 14.

Ball State comes into today’s contest having won 10 of its last 12 and is atop the West Division of the Mid-American Conference.

The Hoosiers come in on the other side of the wins column, having lost nine of their last 11. They averaged about two runs a game in that streak.

In hopes of re-energizing her team, IU coach Michelle Gardner said she planned to rest her players after Saturday’s two losses to Tulsa.

Among the hurt players is sophomore catcher Brittany Stein. The Hoosier cleanup hitter sat out Saturday with back problems but figures to be back in the lineup today.

Stein and the Hoosiers will need to improve their offensive output from the last time the two teams faced off. On March 14, Ball State junior pitcher Elizabeth Milian held the Hoosiers to one unearned run on four hits in the Cardinals’ 4-1 win.

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