KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The University of Iowa softball team swept day two of the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic. The Hawkeyes shut out both Morgan State, 3-0, and Fordham, 5-0.
HEAR FROM COACH GILLISPIE
“We are 4-0 coming out of tonight, the girls are really playing well right now. Big wins over Fordham and Morgan State. We are seeing some great things from the players. We had a lot of productive outs today, and some big bats as well. We had a chance to see some big hits from D-Ray. She is really hitting some bombs right now.”
“We did a great job on the mound. You are looking at Doocy, who had a great showing. She had six and a half innings of a perfect game. Loses an out of a perfect game by one walk and one hit. It was a great outing on her part.”
HEAR FROM DONIRAE MAYHEW
“It felt really good to go four-for-four (vs. Fordham), I’d like to give a lot of credit to my teammates for getting on base and allowing me to hit them in.”
HOW IT HAPPENED
Game 1 vs. Morgan State
The Hawkeyes did not wait to get their bats going as junior Donirae Mayhew contributed a RBI in the first inning.
In the third, freshman Cameron Cecil contributed a hit. Junior Lea Thompson notched a hit and a RBI.
Mayhew smacked one over the left field fence for a home run in the sixth for her second home run of the season.
Senior Erin Riding had three strikeouts in the first inning, and only allowed one hit.
Sophomore Sarah Lehman relieved Riding in the sixth. It was Lehman’s first appearance of the season. She had two strikeouts and only allowed one hit.
Game 2 vs. Fordham
Iowa kept up their trend with getting things started early as Iowa had three hits in the first inning with freshman Hallie Ketcham, senior Mallory Kilian, and Mayhew. Kilian and Mayhew both had RBI’s. That put the Hawkeyes at 2-0 going into the bottom of the first.
The Hawkeyes had another big inning in the third with hits from Cecil, Mayhew, and Thompson. Mayhew and Cecil both scored for Iowa.
In the seventh, Mayhew hit a double and Miranda Schulte came to the plate with a SAC fly and hit Mayhew in.
Mayhew went four-for-four vs. Fordham, with three doubles.
Junior Allison Doocy recorded eight strikeouts, and only allowed one hit.
Iowa had a total of 11 hits vs. Fordham.
The Hawkeyes will continue play at the Diamond 9 Citrus Class vs. the only other team undefeated in the tournament, Notre Dame at 8 a.m. (CT) and then will play the Czech National Team at 10:30 a.m. It will be live streamed on FloSoftball (subscription required) and follow live stats at hawkeyesports.com/sblive.