The University of Iowa softball team travels to Nebraska for a doubleheader Tuesday. Game one is slated for 4 p.m. (CT) with game two scheduled for 6 p.m. Both games will air live on BTN.
HOW SWEEP IT IS
- Over the weekend the Hawkeyes swept Wisconsin for the first time since 2010.
- In game two, Iowa was trailing Wisconsin by three in the bottom of the seventh when the Hawkeyes came back to collect four runs and the victory.
- Three Hawkeyes hit home runs in the series finale, including senior Allie Wood, freshman Aralee Bogar, and senior Angela Schmiederer.
- The last time three Hawkeyes hit homers in a single game was April 6, 2016 when Iowa defeated Purdue, 10-3.
- This is Iowa’s first Big Ten sweep of the season and its first since sweeping Nebraska last season (April 12).
- Doocy strikeout tracker: 147 in 129.0 innings pitched.
- Doocy leads Iowa with a 1.36 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 129.0 innings of action.
- The Ankeny, Iowa, native is second in the Big Ten with a 1.36 ERA and third with 147 strikeouts.
- She went 2-0 in the circle with a 1.50 ERA and two compete games, throwing 18 strikeouts in 14 innings, helping the Hawkeyes sweep their weekend series against Wisconsin.
- Doocy threw a career-high 10.2 innings against Maryland on March 30.
- Doocy led Iowa to a 4-3 win over 17th-ranked Michigan, ending the Wolverines 18-game win streak.
- After a career-high 15 strikeouts and a 2-0 weekend, Doocy was named co-Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on March 12.
- 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.
- The final 10 outs of Iowa’s game against Georgetown on March 11 came from her hand.
- Doocy was also selected as the College Sports Madness Big Ten Player of the Week on March 12.
- Doocy led the Hawkeyes to victory against No. 13 Arizona State on March 14.
- Freshman Aralee Bogar has 30 hits, 21 runs, 15 stolen bases, and a .270 batting average during her time in black and gold.
- Bogar leads Iowa with 21 runs and 15 stolen bases.
- She is fourth in the Big Ten with 15 stolen bases. She is currently a perfect 15-for-15 in stolen base attempts. She is the only student-athlete in the top five with a perfect stolen base percentage.
- Bogar is also fourth in conference action with four triples this season.
- She helped the Hawkeyes in their series sweep over Wisconsin when she hit her first career home run in game three.
- Bogar reached base in all three games in the series against Wisconsin, scoring five runs as the Hawkeyes earned their first series sweep over the Badgers since 2010.
WOOD AT THE DISH
- Senior Allie Wood is leading the Hawkeyes with seven doubles, two triples, and 16 RBI.
- Wood hit her fourth home run of the season in Iowa’s series finale against Wisconsin. She led the Hawkeyes at the plate against the 13th-ranked Sun Devils on March 14. Wood 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.
- Sophomore McKenzie Schneider hit her first career triple and registered her ninth RBI of the season to give Iowa the advantage in their 4-3 win over No. 17 Michigan, ending the Wolverines 18-game win streak.
- Schneider hit a solo home run in game two of Iowa’s weekend series against Wisconsin. The homer was her third this season.
- The Hawkeyes are 3-0 when Schneider hits a home run.
- The Southlake, Texas, native sent a two-run shot deep over the right-center field wall in Iowa’s 3-1 win over No. 8 Baylor.
- Schneider hit her second home run of the season — and the first grand slam of her career — to lift Iowa to a 4-3 victory over Creighton on March 17.
KILIAN KILLIN’ IT
- Junior Mallory Kilian leads Iowa with a .320 batting average, a .546 slugging percentage, and a .430 on-base percentage. She has a career-high five stolen bases and 18 runs scored.
- The Fort Dodge, Iowa, native hit her team-leading fifth home run of the season against Maryland on March 31.
- She recorded Iowa’s first home run in Pearl Field for the 2018 season against South Dakota State on March 21. It was her fourth homer of the season, and the ninth of her career.
- The Huskers are 27-13 and 5-4 in the Big Ten.
- Alyvia Simmons leads Nebraska with a .365 batting average. She has 28 runs on 46 hits with 11 doubles and three triples.
- In the circle, Kaylan Jablonski owns a 2.77 ERA with 97 strikeouts in 141.2 innings pitched.
TOP 25 VICTORIES
- The Hawkeyes picked up their third win over a ranked opponent on March 23 when they defeated No. 17 Michigan, 4-3, ending the Wolverines 18-game win streak.
- After defeating 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 all three wins for the Hawkeyes.
- This is the first time Iowa has defeated three 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) at the Big Ten Tournament.
- Four Hawkeyes have thrown complete games this season: freshman Lauren Shaw, sophomore Allison Doocy, junior Erin Riding, and senior Kenzie Ihle.
- Doocy leads the team with 15 complete games, including three conference victories.
- 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.
- Senior pitcher Kenzie Ihle threw her first complete game in Iowa’s run-rule win over UW Green Bay on March 27. Ihle threw a career-high eight strikeouts in the six inning, 9-1 victory
The Hawkeyes return home to host Minnesota in a weekend series begining on Friday at 5 p.m. (CT). Game two of the series is slated for Saturday at 2 p.m., with the series finale set for Sunday at 1 p.m.
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Live stats and live streaming links for each game are on the softball schedule page at hawkeyesports.com. Both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Nebraska will air live on BTN beginning at 4 p.m. (CT).