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
15 runs are most by Iowa in B1G game since May 3, 1997, when Hawkeyes won at Penn State, 19-1
Iowa State at Iowa Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Nebraska at Iowa Sunday, April 7, 2013
Iowa vs. Northern Iowa Pearl Field Iowa City, IA 04-26-12
Iowa 1, Illinois 0 (10 innings) Sunday, April 1, 2012
Illinois at Iowa Saturday, March 31, 2012
Hawk Item... Was a member of the Canadian Women's National Baseball Team in 2009, 2011 and 2012... selected as recipient of the Canadian Women's National Baseball Team's 2012 Jimmy Rattlesnake Award -- the award is presented annually to the player who shows great performance and sportsmanship.
2012 as a Junior... Played in 52-of-53 games with 52 starts, all of which came at second base... batted .211 (31-of-147) with 17 runs scored and 14 RBIs... had five doubles and drew four walks... was 4-for-4 in stolen base chances... had five multi-hit and two multi-RBI games... tallied hits in 4-of-5 games at the Littlewood Classic in Tempe... had her first hit against No. 5 Arizona State (2/17)... went 4-for-4 with five RBIs and a run scored in Iowa's 26-5 route of Iowa State (2/18)... batted .333 in the three-game series against Wisconsin (3/24-25)... went 2-for-4 with an run and RBI in the finale... went 2-for-3 with a run in the 9-1 win over Illinois (3/31)... drew two walks in each of the three-game series against Nebraska (4/14-15)... hit .455 (5-of-11) with an run and RBI at Michigan State (4/21-22)... went 3-for-3 with a double in the finale... went 2-for-3 with an RBI in game on of the doubleheader against Northern Iowa (4/26)... had a pair of RBIs in the 13-5 win at Ohio State (5/5).
2010 & 2011 at Iowa Western Community College... Earned Louisville Slugger NJCAA DI all-region first team, NFCA All-America first team and NJCAA All-America second team honors as a sophomore... batted .458 (93-205) in 59 games with an IWCC school record 32 doubles, 72 RBI and 69 runs scored... also had 10 home runs, 1 triple and was 15-of-17 on the base paths... helped team to the conference, regional and district titles and to a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament... batted .365 with 37 RBI and three long balls as a freshman, which led to NFCA second team all-region and NJCAA first team all-region XI honors... team posted a 90-29 record in her two seasons and finished seventh in the nation in 2011... two-time NFCA All-American Scholar and NJCAA Academic all-region honoree.
High School... Attended Swift Current Comprehensive High School... did not play prep softball, as it was not sponsored in her hometown... played on the boys' baseball team.
Personal... Born Dec. 16, 1991... daughter of Ken and Marilyn Wall... has three siblings, Kari, Kristi and Brock... father wrestled at the University of Saskatchewan... majoring in sociology with a criminolgy track.