Hawkeyes Drop Midweek Matchup at Saint Mary's

MORAGA, Calif. – The University of Iowa softball team fell to Saint Mary’s, 5-2, in a midweek matchup on Wednesday afternoon at Cottrell Field.

Sophomore Jalen Adams (4-5) got her 10th start of the season against the Gaels. She picked up the loss allowing five runs, two earned, on four hits.

Junior Rylie Moss started the game with an infield single to extend her on base streak to 12 games. The Gaels struck first in the home half of the second after an Iowa error allowed a runner to come home to make it 1-0. St. Mary’s added another run to make it 2-0, after an obstruction call at home plate.

Moss and freshman Jena Young recorded back-to-back doubles in the top of the third to get the Hawkeyes on the board. Senior Sammy Diaz drove an RBI single to left field to tie the game at two. Adams was rolling as she retied the Gaels in order in the third and fourth innings.

Iowa got two runners on in the sixth, but an inning ending double play for the Gaels ended the threat. The Gaels loaded the bases with one out in the home half of the sixth and retook the lead, 3-2, on a fielder’s choice. St. Mary’s added insurance runs to extend their lead to three.

Iowa finished the game with two runs on six hits and had two errors.


Iowa (8-10) returns on action on Friday as they travel to Stockton, Calif. for a round robin series with Pacific and Sacramento State. They will face Pacific at 2 p.m. CT on Friday afternoon. The game will be streamed on ESPN+ (subscription required).