Softball shows inconsistencies in Texas

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 17, 2014 5:00 AM

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Iowa softball returned home from its weekend at the Getterman Classic with a record of 3-6.

The Hawkeyes started off the weekend on a sour note, being shut out by Lipscomb, 10-0, in five innings.

Freshman pitcher Shayla Starkenburg gave up 4 earned runs in 4.1 innings, and the team committed 4 errors.

Later that day, Iowa took on Missouri, and extra innings were needed to decide the winner.

Sophomore Erin Erickson hit her second homer run of the season, and senior Kayla Massey pitched well, allowing only 2 hits in the first five innings.

Missouri eventually broke through with a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth to beat Iowa, 2-1.

On Saturday, Iowa took on Alabama-Birmingham in a game that also went extra innings. Erickson scored Iowa’s only run, and Alyssa Navarro notched her first RBI of the season.

Alabama-Birmingham broke through in the ninth, scoring 5 runs on 3 hits, then ended the game by putting the Hawks down in order.

Iowa then took on host Baylor. The Bears held the Hawkeyes scoreless, taking the victory, 2-0, and pushing Iowa to 2-6.

The Hawkeyes took on Drake for their last game and finally found their offense; they scored 9 runs and shut out Drake.

— by Jack Rossi

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