Hawkeyes Drop Series Finale

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa softball team dropped game three against Minnesota, 5-1, on Monday afternoon at Bob Pearl Field.

Sophomore Jalen Adams (9-13) got her second start of the series against the Gophers. Minnesota jumped out to an early lead on a solo home run in the top of the first inning. The Hawkeyes answered back with a solo shot of their own off the bat of senior Grace Banes in the home half of the inning.

Adams worked around a few base runners to keep the Gophers off the board through the fourth inning. Minnesota retook the lead, 2-1, on another solo home run in the top of the fifth. The Gophers took advantage of a Hawkeye error in the sixth as they plated three runs on two hits to extend their lead to four.

The Hawkeyes were retired in order in the bottom of the seventh as Minnesota secured the series sweep. Iowa finished the game with one run on three hits and one error.

Iowa (16-26, 4-16) returns to action for their final nonconference matchup on Wednesday as they travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa to take on Northern Iowa. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. CT.