Sophomore Kaitlyn Mullarkey delivers go-ahead double in the seventh
Three-game series concludes tomorrow at 2 p.m. (CT)
Series begins Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT)
UI softball posts 12 hits for the 2nd straight contest in the win
Gyerman and Blank deliver back-to-back home runs in victory over Golden Hurricanes
The Hawkeyes defeat Ohio State 3-2 on Senior Day to give Head Coach Marla Looper her 100th win
The Hawkeyes fall to Ohio State in their series opener
Michigan State at Iowa Sunday, April 20, 2014
Iowa 5, Michigan State 1 Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Hawkeyes fall to the Michigan State Spartans 1-0
Hawk Item... One of three athletes to start all 47 games of the season (Megan Blank and Erin Erickson)... has started all but one game of her career (100-of-101) as the Hawkeye catcher and has appeared in every game... joined the team in Jan. 2012 after graduating from high school a semester early.
2014 as a Redshirt Sophomore... Started all 47 games of the season as the catcher... caught a season-high 13 runners stealing, which was fourth in the Big Ten... matched her career-high with three hits against Ohio State on May 2... posted back-to-back multiple hit games against Northern Iowa on April 30 (2-for-4) and Ohio State on May 2 (3-for-4)... compiled a five-game hitting streak and a six-game reached base streak... posted seven multiple hit games (five 2-hit games and two 3-hit games)... letterwinner.
2013 as a Redshirt Freshman... Started 53-of-54 games -- all coming at catcher... one of six Hawkeyes to play in all 54 games... hit .217 with three home runs and 26 RBIs -- the fourth-most of any Hawkeye... posted six multi-hit games (five two-hit outings, one three-hit performance)... tied for second on the team with eight multiple-RBI games (five-2 RBI games, two-3 RBI contests, one-4 RBI game)... ranked seventh in the Big Ten in hit-by-pitches (11 total)... third in the Big Ten in runners caught stealing (12) and fourth in runners picked off (two)... led the league, in conference games only, in runners caught stealing (eight)... hit in five different spots in the batting order (4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th) -- hit fourth the most of any Hawkeye (19 times)... posted first career hit on the opening day of the season vs. Texas State -- a two-run homer... hit a walk-off grand slam in run-rule victory over Ohio State on March 10... posted two sacrifice flies in victory at Cal State Fullerton (March 2), marking a Big Ten individual season-high... letterwinner.
2012 as a Freshman... Redshirted... did not see any game action.
High School... Three-time Indiana all-state, all-conference and all-district selection... batted .470 with 38 RBI, six home runs and 13 doubles as a junior... hit .475 with 31 RBI and 12 doubles as a sophomore and .414 with 30 RBI and 25 runs as a freshman... holds the Penn High School records for home runs, doubles and RBI... led team to three conference titles in her career... team claimed the sectional and regional championship during her junior season before falling in semi-state.... played ASA ball for the Indiana Magic Gold 16U-18U teams... High Honor Roll member.
Personal... Born Feb. 22, 1994... daughter of James and Dana Hoffman... mother played collegiate volleyball at Olivet College in Michigan... has two siblings, Skye and Theodore... health and human physiology major.
Runs Scored: 3 at Northwestern, 4/13/13
Hits: 3, 2X last vs. Ohio State, 5/2/14
Doubles: 1, 9X, last at Indiana, 4/26/14
Home Runs: 1, 3X, last vs. Illinois, 4/23/13
RBI: 4 vs. Ohio State, 3/10/13
Stolen Bases: n/a