MADISON, Wis. — The University of Iowa softball team fell to Wisconsin (3-0) on Friday evening in game one of the three-game series at Goodman Softball Complex.
Freshman Jalen Adams got her 18th start of the season for the Hawkeyes. She threw the whole game allowing three unearned runs on five hits and struck out two Badger hitters. Four Hawkeyes recorded a hit in the game with junior Denali Loecker being the only one who had a multi-hit game (2-for-3).
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Hawkeyes were swinging early as they loaded the bases in the first inning with one out. The Badgers turned a double play to end the inning as Iowa was held scoreless. Wisconsin led off the bottom of the frame with a double to the left field wall and capitalized on two Iowa errors to take a 2-0 lead. Junior Grace Banes and sophomore Tristin Doster had back-to-back singles to start the second inning, but another Badger double play ended the threat.
Iowa got its leadoff runner on for the third time to start the fourth as Loecker singled up the middle. A pinch runner got moved to second on a sac bunt and Wisconsin turned its third double play of the game to end the inning. In the home half of the fourth, Adams picked up her first strikeout of the contest to strand one Badger runner.
In the fifth inning, junior Brylee Klosterman worked a one-out walk and was able to get to third with two outs. She was left stranded as the top of the fifth ended. Wisconsin added another run in the bottom of the fifth. Wisconsin closed out the game retiring the last six Hawkeye hitters in order.
- Carter is the third Hawkeye hitter to eclipse 90 hits in a season and first since 1997.
- Carter is four hits away from breaking the single-season hit record at Iowa.
Iowa (30-24, 10-11) returns to action on Saturday for game two against Wisconsin (25-19, 10-10). First pitch at Goodman Softball Complex is scheduled for 1 p.m. (CT). The game will be streamed on B1G+ (subscription required) and broadcast live on the Hawkeye Radio Network.