March 17, 2013
LOUISVILLE -- The University of Iowa softball team's games in Louisville, Ky., today have been cancelled due to weather. Iowa was scheduled to play No. 24 North Carolina at 11:30 a.m. (CT) and Ball State at 2 p.m.
The Hawkeyes are slated to play Ball State (1 p.m.) and No. 11 Louisville (3:30 p.m.) on Monday at Ulmer Stadium. In addition, Iowa and Louisville will play again on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
The Hawkeyes then travel to Lexington, Ky., to face No. 17 Kentucky on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the UK Softball Complex. The contest will be televised on UK/IMG Sports Network and Fox Sports South.
Iowa (17-6) is off to its best start since the 2009 season, when it opened with an 18-5 record in its first 23 games. The Hawkeyes have registered a winning record in all five of their tournaments to date, and have won 8-of-9 overall.
Iowa, receiving votes in both top-25 polls, has three wins over ranked opponents (No. 11 Louisiana-Lafayette, No. 15 Stanford, No. 24 Oregon State). The Hawkeyes have the second most wins (17) in the Big Ten, and a winning percentage (.739) which ranks 37th nationally out of 292 teams.