March 12, 2006
SUNNYVALE, CA – – Iowa won its second game Saturday night, edging host-school San Jose State 3-2 at the Twin Creeks Sports Complex in the 20th annual National Invitational Softball Tournament. The win is the Hawkeyes’ fifth one-run victory this season.
Iowa (10-7) jumped out to a 2-0 advantage after four first-inning singles. The Hawkeyes opened the game with three consecutive singles by May, Erin Riemersma and Emily Nichols. May scored on Nichols’ single to center, while Riemersma stole home in a double steal attempt.
San Jose State (10-13) cut the deficit to 2-1, after scoring on a sacrifice fly to right field in the bottom of the third.
Iowa added an insurance run in the top of the sixth when Callie Adreon scored on a wild pitch to increase its lead to 3-1. Adreon entered the game for Summer Downs after she started the inning with a leadoff walk.
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, the Spartans posted a solo homerun, but Hawkeye freshman hurler Brittany Weil got their last batter to strike out swinging.
Weil tossed a complete game in picking up her sixth win. She collected nine strikeouts, allowed only two hits and walked one.
Iowa, Arizona State and Sacramento State were the only schools to complete day one 2-0 in the 12-team tournament.
Iowa returns to action Sunday when it faces nationally-ranked Arizona State at 1 p.m. and Santa Clara at 5 p.m. Both times listed are central.
GAME SUMMARYIowa 200 001 0 -- 3 10 1San Jose State 000 100 1 -- 2 2 0WP -- Weil (6-4)LP -- Lewis (1-2)