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Iowa Softball drops games to Tulsa and LSU at Tiger Classic

Iowa Softball drops games to Tulsa and LSU at Tiger Classic

BATON ROUGE, La. – The University of Iowa softball (1-2) team fell to the Tulsa Hurricanes, 3-0, on Saturday.

HEAR FROM COACH GILLISPIE
“We played great defense, Doocy did a great job on the mound as well. We just didn’t get the bats going and we had some missed offensive opportunities.”

HOW IT HAPPENED

Iowa started off the game swinging with hits from sophomore Aralee Bogar and senior Mallory Kilianbut left both runners on to end the first.

The Hawkeyes and Hurricanes found themselves in a pitcher’s duel with Doocy throwing a no hitter into the fifth inning and Tulsa’s Chenise Delce stymying Iowa’s offense.

Iowa and Tulsa were scoreless through seven innings as the game headed into extra innings.

Junior Havyn Monteer got her first hit of the game and Bogar smacked one up the middle for her first double of the season, advancing Monteer to third. However, the Hawkeyes couldn’t take advantage of the runners in scoring position.

In the tenth inning, international rules were applied. Each team started the inning with a runner on second. Tulsa scored 3 runs in the inning and closed the game in the bottom half, downing the Hawkeyes in order.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ashley Hamilton recorded her first career start.
  • Doocy threw a no hitter through the fifth.
  • Freshman Abby Lien caught three base-runners stealing.
  • Senior Mallory Kilian contributed two hits.
  • Sophomore Aralee Bogar recorded two hits.
  • Doocy tallied seven strikeouts.

 

BATON ROUGE, La. – The University of Iowa softball team fell to the tenth-ranked LSU Tigers, 16-1, in five innings on Saturday afternoon.

The Hawkeyes finished the Tiger Classic with a record of 1-3.

HEAR FROM COACH GILLISPIE
“The score on the scoreboard doesn’t reflect what happened today. There was a lot of growth that will prepare us for the rest of season. From a coach’s perspective, we are working on our process to take the steps we need to improve.”

HOW IT HAPPENED
Sophomore Aralee Bogar broke LSU’s Maribeth Gorsuch’s no-hitter in the top of the third with a single and junior Liz Deshields brought Bogar home with an RBI SAC fly for the Hawkeyes’ lone run of the evening.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sophomore Aralee Bogar contributed one hit vs. the Tigers.
  • Junior Liz DeShields had one RBI.
  • DeShields and Mallory Kilian recorded a double play in the first.
  • Kate Claypool made her collegiate hitting debut in the 4th inning.

UP NEXT
The Hawkeyes return to action next weekend in Orlando, Fla., where they will play in the Diamond 9 Citrus Blossom Tournament.

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