The University of Iowa softball team scored six runs in the final four innings, but could not complete the comeback in game two of its home series against Northwestern on Saturday. The Wildcats recorded the 11-6 victory and leads the series 2-0.
Starting pitchers Shayla Starkenburg and Kristen Wood battled through a seven inning pitchers' duel allowing nine combined hits. One pitch was the difference-maker for Northwestern, as Julia Kuhn led off the fourth with a solo home run to left center.
Four years ago, University of Iowa senior Megan Blank sat in the Hawkeye softball locker room wondering if she was going to survive the transition to college.
The University of Iowa softball team concludes the regular season when it hosts Northwestern for a three-game series this weekend. The series begins with a 6 p.m. (CT) contest on Friday (80's Night), continues with a 2 p.m. (CT) game on Saturday (Alumni Day) and ends with a 1 p.m. (CT) game on Sunday (Senior Day).
The University of Iowa softball team dropped a 9-0 decision to No. 12 Minnesota on Sunday afternoon. The loss secured the three-game series sweep for the Gophers (41-8; 15-3). Iowa falls to 16-37 on the season and 7-13 in...
The University of Iowa softball team dropped a twinbill to No. 12 Minnesota on Saturday afternoon. The Gophers secured back-to-back, 8-0, run-rule wins on walk-off hits.
After playing eight games against ranked opponents -- seven of which were ranked in the top six in national polls -- in the first seven weeks of the season, the University of Iowa softball team has seen success in the Big Ten Conference season.