PREVIEW: Colonials head to the Railroad City to take on the Jaguars

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Softball heads to Indianapolis. Photo Credit: Tyler Gallo

By Ethan Morrison, Assistant Sports Editor

INDIANAPOLIS– After splitting the series against UIC last weekend, Robert Morris softball (18-12, 13-9 Horizon) looks to get back on track against IUPUI (9-20, 7-12) in a four-game set this weekend starting Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the IUPUI Softball Complex.

Recapping the Colonials

In RMU’s last series they left the series against UIC with a split losing game one 6-5, and losing game four on Saturday 12-6. They defeated the Flames in the middle two games of the series winning the latter game on Friday 2-1, and 6-5 in the first game Saturday via a walk-off single by Faith Miller. They look to get back in the win column after a rough game on Saturday.

Scouting the Jags

After losing six straight games since April 2, IUPUI took three out of four against Purdue Fort Wayne last weekend losing Friday 8-0 and winning 8-2 in game two on Friday and 7-4 on Sunday. They will try to continue their winning streak against the Colonials this weekend.

Players to Watch

Natalie Higgins (RMU) – Higgins has had a season to remember, in 30 games, she has hit .446 along with eight home runs and six doubles. Last weekend against UIC, she tallied five hits in 14 at-bats along with three home runs on the weekend.

Erika Bell (RMU) – Bell has had an impressive season hitting .325 on the year with two home runs on 27 hits and 14 RBI. Last weekend against the Flames, Bell registered four hits in the series split.

Jordan Barnes (IUPUI) – Barnes has been the most consistent hitter for the Jaguars this season, batting a crisp .321 on the season and starting all 22 games. She also has three long balls on the season with 11 RBI.

Lauren Youngblood (IUPUI) – Youngblood has had a consistent 2021 campaign hitting .298 with 17 hits on the season. She looks to boost her average over .300 in the series against Robert Morris this weekend.

Prediction

With how well the Colonials have been playing, they should take the series sweep—defeating the Jaguars easily this weekend in Indy.