April 14, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — In a doubleheader which saw only three runs put on the board, the Notre Dame softball team and visiting Indiana split their two games with the Irish grabbing a 1-0 win in the first and the Hoosiers picking up a 2-0 win the second. With the split the Irish moved to 28-16 overall, while Indiana moved to 17-24.
In game one, the two schools were held scoreless through seven and a half innings in what turned out to be a pitching dual between Irish hurler Jennifer Sharron and Indiana pitcher Teresa Martinez. Notre Dame, however, broke the scoreless tie when sophomore Lizzy Lemire hit her 12th double of the season to left-center field to score Angie Grimmer from first base in the bottom of the eighth inning to win the game, 1-0. Sharron (11-6) picked up the win for the Irish,while Martinez (8-8) took the loss as both pitchers went the distance in the eight-inning affair.
Game two showcased a similar battle between pitching staffs. After two innings of scoreless play, the Hoosiers posted their first runs of the doubleheader when third baseman Erica Del Toro was hit by a pitch and came around to score on lead-off hitter Khara Good’s RBI triple to right-center field. Good then scored on centerfielder Staci Meek’s single to give the Hoosiers a 2-0 lead. The Irish were unable to get their offense going the entire game, advancing only one runner to third base and eventually falling 2-0. Freshman Michelle Moschel (5-3) took the loss for the Irish, while Indiana’s Alison Cook (8-9) picked up the complete game, shutout victory.
Notre Dame plays host to BIG EAST Conference foe Boston College on Saturday at 11 a.m., while the DePaul Blue Demons travel to Ivy Field on Sunday for a doublheader at 2 p.m.