IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa softball team was defeated, 7-0, by Northwestern on Friday afternoon at Bob Pearl Field.
Senior Lauren Shaw got the start in the circle for the Hawkeyes. Shaw struck out five in five innings pitched.
Northwestern got a perfect game from Danielle Williams as she retired all 21 Hawkeye batters faced.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Northwestern struck early with a solo homerun in the first inning. They would add three more runs in the sixth with a single, a double, and a home run.
The Wildcats added three runs in the seventh after three straight walks and two singles.
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH RENEE GILLISPIE
“We knew coming in that she was going to be a tough pitcher against us. She is really good at keeping everyone off balance. She throws a lot of off speed; she works a lot off the plate. We needed to be more disciplined. We are not disciplined enough at the plate right now.”
- The Hawkeyes moved to 14-11 on the season and in Big Ten play.
- Shaw struck out five batters today, she has struck out 32 on the season.
The Hawkeyes take on Northwestern again April 17 in a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. (CT). The first game of the doubleheader will be broadcast on ESPNU.