March 31, 2004
DES MOINES –
The University of Iowa softball team was blanked by Drake Wednesday, 3-0, in Des Moines.
The Hawkeyes struggled at the plate, picking up only two hits off the Bulldog pitching staff. Drake picked up five hits.
The Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second, when Emily Hajduk to reach on an error, stole second, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Iowa’s second error of the inning.
Drake stretched its lead to 3-0 in the third with an RBI single by Katie Shimon and a bases loaded hit batsman.
With the loss, Iowa falls to 18-15, while Drake raises its record to 15-12.
The Hawkeyes will open the Big Ten season Friday evening with a game against Northwestern. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.