Softball Sweeps Loyola to Extend Winning Streak to 14 Games

first_imgGame two was a pitcher’s duel between Timmons and Kiley Jones. In the third inning, Pena singled in Johnson on an infield single to the shortstop after Frank and Johnson executed a double steal right before. Later, Frank was thrown out trying the double steal with Pena as the Bulldogs got just the one run. Drake broke open Saturday’s first contest with a nine-run second-inning that saw the Bulldogs send 13 to the plate, collect seven hits and capitalize on two errors. Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) singled up the middle to score Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) and Newman on the first of four-straight hits by the Bulldogs. Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) followed with a base hit through the right side that plated Buie and pinch runner Becca Barnett (Moline, Ill.). Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) ripped a single to center field that scored Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa). Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) continued her hot-hitting with a double in the right field gap that scored Johnson and Roemmich. Newman then helped her own cause with her team-leading fifth home run, a two-run shot, that cleared the left field wall, and put Drake up 9-0. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team swept another Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader with a 9-0 win and a 1-0 win over Loyola Saturday, April 13 at Buel Field. It was all the Bulldogs needed as Newman struck out eight of the final nine Ramblers with just one ball going into play. Newman has now thrown a perfect game in three-straight Saturday games for Drake, starting with a seven-inning home performance against Indiana State on March 30 and followed by a five-inning perfect game at Valparaiso last Saturday. Loyola 4/14/2019 – 11 a.m. Timmons carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. In the sixth, she got a leadoff groundout before Loyola hit back-to-back singles for its first hits of the day. Timmons settled in and retired the next two Ramblers to keep Drake’s 1-0 lead safe. She closed out the gem by striking out the side in the seventh inning. Watch Live The teams close the series Sunday with a single game that starts at 11 a.m. and will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version Preview Full Schedule Roster ESPN+ Drake (28-13, 14-1 MVC) received another pair of stellar pitching performances by its 1-2 duo in the circle of Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa). Newman threw her third perfect game of the season and her career in the five-inning game one victory while Timmons allowed just two hits with a career-tying 12 strikeouts in the second win. Johnson, Roemmich and Pena each had one hit in game two. Live Stats PDF Box Score Game 1 PDF Box Score Game 2 Story Links Next Game: Newman improved to 16-6 with the victory over Loyola (22-16, 6-10 MVC). She struck out 11 Ramblers in her eighth-consecutive complete game with 10 or more strikeouts. Timmons moved to 12-7 with the win in Saturday’s finale.last_img

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