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Softball Makes Second Attempt at Home Opener on Wednesday
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Softball Makes Second Attempt at Home Opener on Wednesday

IUPUI (9-21, 3-0 Horizon) at Valparaiso (9-13, 1-5 MVC)
Wednesday, March 27 – 4 p.m.
Valpo Softball Complex

The Valparaiso University softball team will make a second effort to open the 2019 home campaign on Wednesday afternoon as it hosts IUPUI at the Valpo Softball Complex.

Valpo enters the mid-week game coming off of a three-game series last weekend at Southern Illinois, its second consecutive conference road series. IUPUI most recently swept a three-game series to open Horizon League play last weekend at Northern Kentucky.

Freshman Taylor Herschbach led the way for Valpo last weekend, going 5-for-10 with two doubles and a triple over the three games against the Salukis. Senior Jaymee Lawton has been the team’s most productive hitter within Valley play, leading the team with a .400 batting average, a .571 on-base percentage and a 1.100 slugging percentage.

IUPUI has won four of its last five games, including last weekend’s sweep of the Norse, after starting the season just 5-20. Junior Delainey Turner leads the Jaguars with a.340 batting average, while junior Mandy Dallas has scored a team-best 16 runs. In the circle, freshman Lexi Lucas has tossed more than half of the team’s innings and is 6-8 with a 5.55 ERA.

Wednesday’s game will have an audio broadcast live on WVUR, and live stats will be available as well at