CONWAY, Ark. – The University of Iowa softball team fell to Nebraska-Omaha (5-0) on Sunday at the Adam Brown Memorial Shamrock Classic.
Freshman Jalen Adams got her second start of the weekend in the circle. She went 4.2 innings allowing one earned run on two hits while striking out seven. Senior Nia Carter was the only Hawkeye to record a hit. She finished going 2-for-2 with a walk and stolen base.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Mavericks opened the scoring in the second inning taking a three-run lead after a couple of Hawkeye errors.
Iowa got its first hit with a two-out single from Carter in the third. Despite not giving up a hit, the Hawkeyes found themselves down 4-0 after three innings. Omaha followed suit and recorded its first hit in the top of the fourth with a two-out double to centerfield. After five, Omaha had a 5-0 advantage.
Junior Denali Loecker entered the game in relief of Adams with two outs in the fifth inning. She was perfect in relief allowing no hits and no runs with three strikeouts in 2.1 innings of work.
- Adams set a new season high of seven strikeouts.
- Carter extended her on-base streak to 11 games.
- Iowa’s all-time record against Omaha is now, 8-4, after the weekend.
- The Hawkeyes finished the Shamrock Classic with a record of 3-2.
Iowa (11-8) returns to action on Friday at The Spring Games in Madeira Beach, Florida. On the first day they will face South Alabama and UT-Chattanooga at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (CT), respectively. All games will be streamed on FloSoftball (subscription required).