Heading into this weekend’s series against the Iowa Hawkeyes, the IU softball team is coming off of a doubleheader win against Ball State.
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.
IU will face Tulsa at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the IU Softball Field. Tulsa comes into Saturday sitting near the top of the Conference USA standings as its second-winningest team. The Hoosiers are also likely to face junior pitcher Jackie Lawrence, who was the Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week last week.
Senior Ashley Hobbs and sophomore Sara Olson have combined for three straight gems from the mound for the Hoosiers (7-28, 3-7). With a double header at Illinois (22-12, 5-4) tonight, the pitching duo will look to make it five.
The Hoosiers (7-28, 3-7) couldn’t have asked for a better weekend at Michigan State (13-22, 0-9).
Sophomore pitcher Sara Olson put her name in the IU record books Wednesday afternoon, recording the first no-hitter in almost three years. However, the Hoosiers (5-28, 1-7) still lost to the No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes (30-6, 7-1) 1-0.
The Hoosiers (5-26, 1-5) recently got something they have lacked throughout the season: a feature pitcher. Sophomore pitcher Sara Olson will take the mound against the Big Ten’s best today, when IU faces No. 16 Ohio State (28-6, 5-1) at 2 p.m. today.
After falling to Minnesota at home this past weekend to open up the Big Ten season, the Hoosiers (3-21, 0-2) will look to sneak up on No. 15 Lousiville (26-3, 4-0) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Practices are tough to watch these days for Tory Yamaguchi. Whenever she spots a catcher’s mitt, the former IU softball standout can’t help but reminisce of the days when she signaled for changeups and fastballs.