Hawkeyes Fall to Texas State

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SAN MARCOS, Texas –The University of Iowa softball team fell to Texas State, 2-0, on Saturday on day 2 of the CentruyLink Classic. The Hawkeyes are now 2-1 on the season.
“The key is we have to learn. We have to learn how to make quicker adjustments in the box, and when we go up there with a plan and a purpose to then execute that plan and purpose,” said UI head coach Marla Looper. “As we got later in the game, we started to do that a little bit more so we saw more results.
“There are some good things happening. The challenge is to bring it every day, every game, every inning. The challenge is how you learn from it and continue to make changes and not keep repeating the same issues.”
Allie Wood and Brooke Rozier both tallied hits for the Hawkeyes, which included Rozier’s first career double. In the circle, Elizabeth Wiegand threw three strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched as she suffered the loss.
Texas State’s (2-1) Randi Rupp pitched 7.0 innings and had eight strikeouts. Overall, the Bobcats had four hits and left three on base.
With the game still scoreless, the Hawkeyes put runners on base in the top of the fifth inning. Allie Wood singled down the right field line and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Brooke Rozier, who reached first on a fielder’s choice. Alex Rath entered as a pinch runner for Rozier. Wood advanced to third as Angela Schmiederer fouled out, but the runners were left stranded as McKenzie Schneider struck out.
Texas State threatened to break the scoreless tie and loaded the bases in the bottom of the fifth inning. Sierra Steimel reached on a fielder’s choice, Bailee Carter reached on an error, and Christiana McDowell walked to load the bases, but Wiegand got out of the jam when Mullarkey recorded an unassisted putout to end the inning and keep the game scoreless.
Texas State took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Jaelyn Young and Taylor Webb each hit solo home runs to give the Bobcats a 2-0 victory.
Iowa takes the field again at 2:45 p.m. (CT) as it squares off with Texas Tech in its fourth game of the CenturyLink Classic.