This Week – Updated
Due to the threat of inclement weather, the University of Iowa softball team, originally scheduled to play at the Creighton Invitational on Friday and Saturday, has moved the weekend’s games to Saturday and Sunday.
- Friday: NO GAMES
- Saturday: Iowa vs. Wichita State at noon (CT); Iowa at Creighton at 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday: Iowa vs. Wichita State at noon
Killin’ it Kilian
- Junior Mallory Kilian blasted a solo home run on the first pitch at the Grand Canyon Invitational. The Hawkeyes went on to defeat Georgetown, 5-0.
- Kilian also recorded a personal-best two stolen bases against the Hoyas. These were the first two stolen bases of her career.
- Kilian leads Iowa with a .313 batting average, a .583 slugging percentage, and a .435 on-base percentage. She has a career-high four stolen bases and a team-high three home runs.
- Freshman Aralee Bogar has 17 hits, 14 runs, 10 stolen bases, and a .279 batting average during her time in black and gold.
- She also has a .377 slugging percentage and a .348 on-base percentage.
- Bogar is tied for second in the Big Ten with 10 stolen bases. She is currently a perfect 10-for-10 in stolen bases.
Wood at the Dish
- Senior Allie Wood led the Hawkeyes at the plate against the 13th-ranked Sun Devils. She had two hits with a double for a .400 batting average.
- She also led Iowa with a .600 slugging percentage and tied a team-high .400 on-base percentage.
- Wood hit a double and scored one run in Iowa’s 3-1 victory over No. 13 Arizona State.
- After a career-high 15 strikeouts and a 2-0 weekend, sophomore pitcher Allison Doocy was named co-Big Ten Pitcher of the Week.
- The final 10 outs of the game against Georgetown on March 11 came from her hand.
- This was the first pitcher of the week award for Doocy and the first time a Hawkeye has earned the honor since Kayla Massey on March 31, 2014.
- Doocy was also selected as the College Sports Madness Big Ten Player of the Week.
- Doocy then led the Hawkeyes to victory against No. 13 Arizona State on Wednesday.
- The sophomore had eight strikeouts and allowed six hits and just one walk in 7.0 innings against the Sun Devils.
- Doocy leads Iowa with a 1.17 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 60.0 innings pitched.
- The Shockers are 14-8 overall after a 7-6 victory over Western Illinois on March 11 at the Wichita State University Tournament.
- Paige Luellen leads WSU with a .390 batting average. She has 16 hits with two doubles and four home runs for a .732 slugging percentage.
- Iowa leads the series, 4-1. The Hawkeyes and Shockers last faced on Feb. 18, 2012, when Iowa registered an 11-0, five-inning victory.
- Creighton is 10-7 overall after a 7-5 win over Southeast Missouri on March 10.
- Hope Moreno leads CU with a .404 batting average. She has 19 hits with three doubles for a .532 slugging percentage.
- Creighton leads the series, 21-8. The Bluejays and Hawkeyes last faced on March 19, 2017, when Creighton secured a 4-2, eight-inning win. Iowa last defeated CU on May 17, 2008 (2-1, eight innings).
- The last four contests between the two teams have gone extra innings.
- Three Hawkeyes have thrown complete games: freshman Lauren Shaw, sophomore Allison Doocy, and junior Erin Riding.
- Doocy leads the team with seven complete games, including a 3-1 victory over No. 13 Arizona State on March 14.
- Riding threw a five-inning run rule performance on Feb. 17 against Butler at the Texas A&M Invitational. She gave up two hits and no walks in the 8-0 win.
- Shaw pitched a 5-0 victory over Georgetown on March 10 at the Grand Canyon Invitational. She had a career-high six strikeouts and allowed just four hits in 7.0 innings pitched. This was also Shaw’s first career shutout.
In the Rankings
Five Hawkeye opponents are ranked in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll released on March 13: Texas A&M (7), Baylor (11), Arizona State (13), Michigan (19), and Louisiana-Lafayette (20). Wichita State, Minnesota, and Nebraska received votes.
In the Rankings – B1G
Two Big Ten teams appear in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll released on March 13: No. 17 Ohio State and No. 19 Michigan. Minnesota and Nebraska received votes.
Schneider Goes Yard
- Sophomore McKenzie Schneider hit her first home run of the season at the Judi Garman Classic on March 4.
- The Southlake, Texas, native sent a two-run shot deep over the right-center field wall in Iowa’s 3-1 win over then-No. 8 Baylor.
- The homer was the second of her career.
- After defeating then-No. 8 Baylor, 3-1, in their final game at the Judi Garman Classic on March 4, the Hawkeyes topped No. 13 Arizona State in Tempe, Arizona, on March 14.
- Sophomore pitcher Allison Doocy earned both wins for the Hawkeyes.
- Doocy recorded eight strikeouts in each game.
- Two of Doocy’s eight strikeouts were against Baylor’s Carlee Wallace, who had only struck out twice in 30 at-bats before Sunday’s matchup.
- This is the first time Iowa has defeated two ranked opponents in a season since 2015 when Iowa topped No. 17 UCF (3-2), No. 4 Michigan (6-4), and No. 12 Minnesota (2-0).
The Hawkeyes will continue to produce their blog, The Dugout, for the 2018 season. The blog provides fans the opportunity to connect with the student-athletes, coaches, and staff around the Hawkeye softball program. The Dugout aims to deliver a unique insight into the lives of the Iowa softball team. Each week, The Dugout features a different softball student-athlete, coach, or support staff member. To see the latest post, visit hawkeyesports.com.
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The Hawkeyes open their home slate on March 21 with a doubleheader against South Dakota State. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. (CT) with game two following approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of game one.