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Softball downs Minnesota in Big Ten quarterfinals

The No. 10 Iowa softball team posted a 2-0 upset win over No. 2-seeded Minnesota in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament. Minnesota, ranked 12th in the recent USA Today poll, allowed the Hawkeyes to score twice in the third inning for the only runs of the game. Shayla Starkenburg pitched a complete […]

Blank receives all-conference honors … again

Iowa softball shortstop Megan Blank earned her fourth-consecutive First Team All-Big Ten selection on Wednesday. In addition, the California native was named to the league’s All-Defensive Team. With the first team selection, she becomes the second player in the program’s history to do so four times, joining Kari Knopf (1994-1997). Starting every game of her […]

Softball falls 1-0 to Northwestern

After a night in which Iowa had put themselves in position to score a number of times but failed to do so, the last time it happened was perhaps the most difficult for the team to swallow. Sammi Gyerman came up to bat with two outs and runners on first and third in the bottom […]

Offense improving for Iowa Softball

Three major offensive categories indicate Iowa’s offense has improved since a rough 2014 campaign: batting average, slugging percentage, and on base percentage. Iowa batted just .250 in 2014, third-lowest in the Big Ten. Senior Megan Blank, as usual, boosted that number by hitting .361. So far in 2015, the team has the average up to […]