Spartans and Duhawks Softball StrikeOut Cancer
Apr 4, 2017
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque lost the doubleheader to Loras on Tuesday 0-3, 1-3 in the NFCA StrikeOut Cancer series. The two schools join forces to raise funds to support cutting-edge cancer research, including prevention strategies, earlier diagnostic techniques, and new anticancer drugs and therapies. StrikeOut Cancer games will provide funds to accelerate the timeframe for finding a cure, educating the Dubuque community about cancer risks and guide them to choose healthy lifestyles. Just as it is on the playing field, practice makes perfect when it comes to fundraising. As a whole, NFCA members raised nearly $342,000 in the StrikeOut Cancer initiative.
The Spartans were held to three hits in the first game, one each by Nikki Blum, Brandy Heraty, and Chelsea Benbenek. Loras scored three runs on nine hits and didn't commit an error. All three runs were scored in the bottom of the first inning off three hits, one error and the Duhawks left two runners on base. Mackenzie Kyle took the loss and allowed nine hits, two earned runs, walked six, and struck out four batters.
In game two, UD fell behind 0-1 before tying the game up 1-1 in the top of the third inning. Loras re-took the lead in the bottom of the third after scoring one run on one hit. The Duhawks added a run in the bottom of the sixth off two hits. UD scored one run on five hits while the host Duhawks scored three runs off seven hits and made one error.
Dia Borden, Courtney Markin, and Hailey Wang all hit singles in the loss. Kayleigh Leddy led the offense with two hits in three at bats. Randee Jackson started and went five innings. She allowed six hits, three earned runs, and walked two batters. Taylor Blair tossed one inning, allowing one hit and one walk after facing four batters.
UD (8-14 overall, 0-4 in IIAC) will travel to face UW-Whitewater on Thursday, April 6 before returning to host Nebraska Wesleyan University on Saturday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m.
StrikeOut Cancer games will provide funds that accelerate the timeframe for finding a cure.
- Educate your community about cancer risks and guide them to choose healthy lifestyles.
Just as it is on the playing field, practice makes perfect when it comes to fundraising.