Softball Busy Final Week in IIAC
Apr 22, 2017
DUBUQUE/DECORAH, Iowa - The University of Dubuque softball team has a busy final week of the Iowa Conference season. Saturday the Spartans hosted the Simpson College Storm and lost the doubleheader 3-11 in game one and 5-8 in game two. UD scored three runs off six hits in the opener on Senior Day, led by senior Dia Borden who went 2-4 at bats and hit a two run RBI homerun in the bottom of the fifth inning. Taylor Blair took the loss after allowing 10 hits and six earned runs in four innings. She struck out two and walked one after facing 23 batters.
In game two, the Spartans scored five runs off 10 hits and left four runners on base. Taylor Allard would finish the afternoon hitting 3-6 at the plate. Senior Kayleigh Leddy ended Senior Day by hitting 2-6 and scoring a run. Mackenzie Kyle suffered the loss after giving up nine hits, seven earned runs in 5.1 innings of work.
Sunday, April 23 the Spartans travelled to Decorah in a make-up series from a rainy Easter Weekend. UD lost a hard fought first game by a 1-4 score after limiting the Norse to just nine hits. The Spartans scored one run on five hits as both teams played errorless ball. Gabby Marchese led the offense with a pair of hits. The pitchers duel lasted just one hour and 10 minutes. Mackenzie Kyle suffered the loss on the moiund after throwing a complete game. She struck out one, walked just four, and allowed only two extra base hits in the loss.
In game two, UD scored no runs off three hits and committed two errors. Kayleigh Leddy, Ellie Schneider, and Brandy Heraty all had one single in the loss. The top-ranked Norse scored eight runs off 10 hits and ended the game in five innings. Randee Jackson grabbed the loss after 3.1 innings of work. She allowed nine hits and five earned runs after facing 22 batters. Blair was the reliever, allowed one hit and a walk in .2 innings of work.
Wednesday the Spartans host the Buena Vista University Beavers at 3:00 p.m. before wrapping up the IIAC regular season on Saturday, April 29 at Central College in Pella, Iowa at 1:00 p.m.