Hawkeyes and Illini open twin-bill Tuesday at 3 p.m. on BTN
Blank's hot bat not enough in DH at No. 9 Michigan
Opener on Friday at 5 p.m. (CT) on BTDN; finale on Sunday at 2 p.m. can be seen live on BTN
Hawkeyes won the opener (12-7) and middle game (15-14) to win the series
Iowa set for first conference road series of the season in Evanston
Iowa vs. Northern Iowa Pearl Field Iowa City, IA 04-26-12
Iowa 1, Illinois 0 (10 innings) Sunday, April 1, 2012
The Preview ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Oklahoma City
Getterman Classic - Feb. 10, 2012 Waco, Texas Photo by Ryan Duncan
Hawk Item... Enters her senior season ranking 10th in school history with 282 career strikeouts.
2012 as a Junior... Appeared in 29 games with 27 starts... posted a 12-15 record with a 2.61 ERA... finished with 114 strikeouts in 169 innings, while issuing 85 walks... had five shutouts and 19 complete games... went 7-5 in Big Ten play with a 2.60 ERA with two shutouts... allowed two runs or fewer in 13 starts... allowed four hits or fewer in seven starts... ranked eighth in the Big Ten in ERA (2.61) and opposing batting average (.238), 11th in innings (169.0) and strikeouts (114)... tossed a pair of shutouts at the Getterman Classic... allowed two hits in the 11-0 win over Wichita State (2/10) in the season opener and scattered three hits in the 8-0 victory over Belmont (2/12)... had a career-high 10 strikeouts in the 7-5 win over Central Michigan (2/18)... allowed four hits and struck out four in a 7-0 shutout victory over LIU Brooklyn (2/26)... went 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA in Iowa's three-game sweep of Illinois (3/31-4/1)... scattered three hits and allowed one run in a 9-1 victory in game two... tossed a 10-inning shutout with seven strikeouts in a 1-0 win in the finale... won her third straight start, allowing two runs on six hits in the 5-2 victory at Northwestern (4/7)... won her 10th game at Michigan State (4/21), allowing one unearned run on five hits, while striking out eight... tossed her fifth shutout against Indiana (4/28), scattering four hits and strikout out three in a 4-0 victory.
2011 as a Sophomore... Appeared in 35 games with 27 starts... had a 15-12 record with a 3.35 earned run average... the 15 wins paced the team... struck out 120 batters in 169.1 innings of work, while surrendering 86 walks... had 16 complete games and two shutouts... ranked ninth in the Big Ten in innings pitched victories, starts and appearances and 11th in strikeouts... also ranked eighth in strike outs looking (43)... tossed 6.1 innings of six-hit ball and struck out six against East Carolina (2/12)... pitched a complete game, allowing one run on five hits against UMBC (2/26)... scattered five hits in the complete game victory at Cal State Fullerton (3/4)... allowed three hits and a single run in the complete game victory over Jackson State (3/12)... pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits at No. 11 Tennessee (3/18)... tossed the first complete game shutout over her career, pitching five innings of two-hit ball to go along with seven strikeouts in the victory over South Dakota (3/20)... pitched a one-hit, complete game with three strikeouts in the 2-1 road win at Minnesota (4/13)... named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on April 25 after striking out seven in the complete game victory at No. 1 Michigan (4/23)... tossed the second complete game shutout over her career, scattering six hits over seven innings in the win over Penn State (5/7)... struck out five, while surrendering a single walk.
2010 as a Freshman... Appeared in 29 games with 14 starts... compiled a 9-11 record with a 2.95 earned run average... recorded 48 strikeouts with 50 walks... tossed five complete games... tossed 45.1 innings without allowing an earned run between March 18 and April 14... first complete game of career was 3-1 win over North Carolina State (Feb. 27)... threw 5.1 innings relief in win over Michigan State, allowing just one hit (March 28)... complete game win over Indiana, allowing no earned runs on five hits (April 3).
High School... Earned numerous awards as a senior, including Louisville Slugger/NFCA High School South Central Region first team honors and third team All-American honors... also named 2008-09 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year... chosen as Tulsa World all-Metro Pitcher of the Year and conference Player of the year... named Oklahoma Coaches Association Region 7 Female Athlete of the Year... given prestigious Ferguson Jenkins Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award... all-state selection as a senior... four-time Tulsa World all-Metro pick and all-conference selection... led her high school team to four state tournament appearances, including state titles as a sophomore and senior... also guided team to four regional championships and three regional titles... finished high school career with a 75-8 record and a career ERA of 0.77... collected 550 strikeouts in 540 career innings pitched along with 42 shutouts... had career batting average of .371 with 13 home runs and 89 RBI... holds school records for single season strikeouts (180) and is second all-time in career victories (75)... high school coach was Randall King... played ASA affiliated softball with the Oklahoma Attack... ASA team won the Mid-American Region 12 Qualifier and participated in the 2008 Gold National tournament... member of National Honor Society throughout high school... Oklahoma Academic Scholar and Oklahoma High School Honor Society member... graduated top 10 percent in graduating class of 1,061.
Personal... Born May 2, 1991... daughter of Pat and Brenda Lyon... health and human physiology major.