Hawkeye Trio Earns Bama Bash Honors

Feb. 25, 2013

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Three Hawkeyes — Johnnie Dowling, Chelsea Lyon and Kayla Massey — were named to the Bama Bash All-Tournament Team.

The Hawkeyes moved to 10-5 overall after finishing 3-2 in the Bama Bash. Iowa defeated Winthrop twice and Western Illinois in the finale, and dropped two decisions to No. 1 Alabama. The Hawkeyes took second place in the tournament.

Dowling hit .438 over the weekend in the leadoff spot. The senior tallied seven hits and five runs to lead the team. The Des Moines, Iowa, native added a triple and an RBI, recording a .550 on-base percentage. Dowling also swiped three bases and registered three multi-hit games.

Lyon moved to 5-1 on the season after finishing 2-0 with two complete games. The Broken Arrow, Okla., native posted a 1.62 ERA in 13 innings pitched. The senior struck out seven while limiting opposing hitters to a .188 batting average.

Massey had another stellar weekend at the plate. The junior hit .462 with a home run and five RBIs. She posted a .692 slugging percentage and scored one run. Inside the circle, the Foothill Ranch, Calif., native recorded two complete games against the top-ranked Crimson Tide.

Iowa continues action March 1-2 in Fullerton, Calif., at the Easton Invitational. The Hawkeyes face Oregon State (11 a.m. CT) and No. 20 Stanford (1:15 p.m.) on the opening day. Iowa battles host Cal State Fullerton on March 2 at 3:30 p.m. and CSU Bakersfield at 5:45 p.m. to conclude play.