Softball falls to Drake in Des Moines

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 07, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa softball team fell to Drake on Wednesday, 2-1, to bring its season record to 19-15.

The matchup remained scoreless until the top of the sixth, when junior Katie Keim singled to right field and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by sophomore Johnnie Dowling. Keim scored the Hawkeyes’ only run after stealing third and coming home on a sacrifice fly from Brianna Luna.

Iowa only tallied two hits — both by Keim — compared to Drake’s seven. In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Bulldogs loaded the bases using a single, an Iowa error, and a walk. Another base hit from Drake scored two runs and gave the Bulldogs the game.

“I am a little disappointed in our outing today,” head coach Marla Looper said in a release.
“We weren’t really assertive and aggressive and didn’t have that fire in our eyes.”

The Hawkeyes will return home to Pearl Field at 2 p.m. Saturday to open up a two-game set against Michigan State.

— by Molly Irene Olmstead

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