IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa softball fell 6-0 to Purdue in its final regular season game Sunday afternoon at Pearl Field.
Three Hawkeyes had hits in the contest, including Allie Wood, Mallory Kilian, and Aralee Bogar.
Purdue jumped on the board early, plating four runs in the second inning. The Boilermakers scored again in the third inning when the leadoff hitter reached on a single and scored on an RBI double to center. The Boilermakers pushed their final run of the game across the plate in the fifth inning.
Kenzie hle (2-5) suffered the loss. The senior gave up six runs on seven hits before being replaced by senior Ashley Yoways. Freshman Lauren Shaw finished the game for the Hawkeyes. She collected two strikeouts in two innings of work.
QUOTING HEAD COACH MARLA LOOPER
“We have continued to battle and fight; our practices and batting practices have continued to go well, we have made adjustments throughout, we have to stay the course.
In the tournament, you face one opponent at a time, it’s not a three-game series. You have to be at your best at the moment. It’s one game at a time, which every day is, but it is a little different with a new opponent each day, much like the preconference season, when we were able to strive on that. I’m anxious to see us get into tournament play using that mentality.”
Iowa: 20-31, 6-15
Purdue: 16-39, 7-15
The Hawkeyes await seeding for the 2018 Big Ten Tournament. Wisconsin will host the tournament May 10-13, at the Goodman Softball Complex in Madison, Wisconsin. Game times and opponents will be announced Sunday evening.