Hawkeyes Win Stetson Classic


March 13, 2011

Box Score

DeLand, Fla. — The University of Iowa softball team claimed the Stetson Classic title with a 4-3 victory over Liberty Sunday morning at Patricia Wilson Field. The Hawkeyes finished with a 4-1 record in the three day tournament, winning their final four games.

Iowa struck first in the bottom of the second inning. Senior Stephanie Ochoa got things started with a double to left field before moving to third when Johnnie Dowling reached on an error. Jenny Schuelke then plated Ochoa with a sacrifice fly to left field.

After Liberty tied the game on a Shammi Shivock home run in the top of the third, the Hawkeyes pushed two more runs across the plate in the third. Michelle Zoeller reached on a bunt single with one out and moved up a base on a throwing error by Liberty pitcher Krista Johnson. Ochoa tallied the RBI when she singled through the left side. Carmody, who reached on an infield single, then scored when Dowling reached on an error.

The Lady Flames tied the game at three with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth, but Iowa responded in its at-bat to grab a 4-3 lead. Katie Keim reached via a one-out double to right field before coming around to cross the plate on Carmody’s single up the middle.

Sophomore Chelsea Lyon allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits to pick up her sixth victory of the season. The Oklahoma native struck out four Lady Flame batters in notching her sixth complete game.

The top five batters in the order accounted for all eight of Iowa’s hits. Ochoa paced the squad going 3-for-3 with the three hits being a career best. Carmody also went 3-for-3 to extend her hitting streak to 22 games.

Iowa (12-10) returns to action Tuesday, playing two games in the Stetson Hatter Roundup. The Hawkeyes face Colgate at 1 p.m. and host Stetson at 3 p.m.

Iowa 4, Liberty 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Liberty (7-5) 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 6 3
Iowa (12-10) 0 1 2 1 0 0 X 4 8 1
Game Decision
W: Chelsea Lyon (UI) 6-7
L: Katrina Johnson (LIB) 3-3