University of Dubuque


Spartans Fall to #10-ranked Coe


Posted Apr 27, 2013

The Spartans will open the IIAC Tournament against Simpson on Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00 in Cedar Rapids.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The University of Dubuque softball team played their fourth ranked team in the Iowa Conference this season, but it was the #10-ranked Coe College Kohawks who came away with the sweep. The Spartans lost the opener 0-8 after being held to just three hits in the loss. Jennifer Pohlman garnered a double for the Spartans. In game two, UD jumped out to an early lead 1-0 and held it through 2 1/2 innings before Coe knotted the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third. The Kohawks scored the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh with two outs to capture a sweep with a victory 2-1 in the second of the doubleheader.

Despite dropping the pair of games on Saturday, the Spartans are the #5 seed in the 2013 Iowa Conference Tournament which begins on May 2 at Coe College. Coe has earned the privilege of hosting this year’s tournament based on the tiebreaker criteria listed below. Central will be the No. 2 seed.

Our tiebreakers, in order, are:

1.       Head-to-head (split DH on April 21)

2.       Best winning percentage against teams seeded higher (not applicable; there are no teams seeded higher)

3.       Least runs per game allowed in conference play. (Using whole numbers since both played all 14 IIAC games---Coe 30, Central 36)

The rest of the field falls in line as follows:

No. 3 Luther (9-5 IIAC)

No. 4 Simpson (8-6 IIAC)

No. 5 Dubuque (7-7 IIAC)

No. 6 Buena Vista (5-9 IIAC)



At Clark Field, Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Thursday, May 2

Game 1 – No. 4 Simpson vs. No. 5 Dubuque, 10 a.m.

Game 2 – No. 3 Luther vs. No. 6 Buena Vista, 12 p.m.

Game 3 – No. 1 Coe vs. Simpson/Dubuque winner, 2 p.m.

Game 4 – No. 2 Central vs. Luther/Buena Vista winner, 4 p.m.


Friday, May 3

Game 5 – Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 10 a.m.

Game 6 – Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 12 p.m.

Game 7 – Game 5 winner vs. lower-seeded loser of Games 3 & 4^, 2 p.m.

Game 8 – Game 7 winner vs. higher-seeded loser of Game 3 & 4^, 4 p.m.

(Exception: If one of the Game 3 or 4 losers has already had a bye, that team will play in Game 7, regardless of seed)


Saturday, May 4

Game 9 – Game 6 loser vs. Game 8 winner, 11 a.m.

Game 10 – Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 1 p.m.

Game 11 – Game 10 winner vs. Game 10 loser (if first loss), 3 p.m.