MADISON, Wis. — The University of Iowa softball team fell to Wisconsin (3-1) on Sunday afternoon at Goodman Softball Complex in their regular season finale.
Freshman Jalen Adams picked up her second start of the weekend. She went six innings allowing three runs on six hits and struck out four. Five Hawkeyes each recorded a hit. Senior Nia Carter picked up her 92nd hit of the season and is now tied for second for single-season hits at Iowa. She is two hits away from breaking Iowa’s single-season hit record.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Badgers struck first in the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot to take the early lead. Junior Brylee Klosterman led off the third with a single up the middle and came around to score on an RBI single from Carter as Iowa tied the game at one. Wisconsin answered back in the home half of the inning and retook the lead, 2-1, on an RBI single.
𝗛𝗮𝘄𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱!
RBI single from @niiaaa_3 scores @brybryklosty to tie the game!
T3 | Iowa 1, Wisc. 1#Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/zZy4Uk1tGh
— Iowa Softball (@iowasoftball) May 7, 2023
Adams started the bottom of the fourth with back-to-back strikeouts. The next two Wisconsin hitters reached base, but Adams locked in and got the third out to leave them stranded. In the fifth, the Badgers got two runners in scoring position with one out. The Hawkeyes were able to cut a runner down at home for the second out of the inning. Wisconsin loaded the bases, and Adams was able to work out of the jam.
The Badgers were able to load the bases for the second straight inning. Carter was able to throw home to get the final out of the frame on a single through the right side, but Wisconsin plated its third run. The Hawkeyes were retired in order to close out the game.
Iowa finished with one run on five hits.
Iowa (30-26, 10-13) are set to travel to the Big Ten Tournament this week at Eichelberger Field in Champaign, Illinois. The Hawkeyes are the No. 9 seed in the tournament and will face No. 8 Maryland on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. (CT). The game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.