IU Softball goes winless at Kajikawa Classic

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After five games, Indiana Softball is still left searching for their first win as they go winless at the Kajikawa Classic.

Coming into this season, Indiana Softball hoped to build off last year’s 14-23 record. Through five games in the 2018 year, things don’t appear to be looking much better. To begin this year they traveled to Arizona State to take part in the Kajikawa Classic, a tournament held by the Sun Devils every season. After losing the first four games, Indiana was desperately needing a win against ASU. Despite a great pitching performance, the Hoosiers fell 2-1.

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Pitcher Tara Trainer was searching for her first win of the season, after failing to get it in her first two starts. Even after tossing a complete game, and allowing only two runs, Trainer still has not gotten her first victory.

The first run of the game came from Arizona State, as Morgan Howed brought home Kindra Hackbarth in the third inning. The Sun Devils would score once again to take a 2-0 lead before Indiana would respond with a sixth inning home run by Makayla Ferrari.

Starting off the season slow is nothing new to the Indiana Hoosiers softball team. Last year they lost seven of their first nine games. If this year progresses as last year did, bright things are in store for the Hoosiers. After the 2-7 start last year, they won four of their next five games.

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Indiana next travels to Georgia to take part in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, there they will be taking on Georgia Tech and Boston College.