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Softball Sweeps Bradley with 6-3 Win Saturday

first_imgThe Bulldogs were led at the plate by Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) and Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa), who each went 2-for-3. Pena drove in one run and scored one run while Roemmich scored twice. Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) had a pair of RBIs and one stolen base. Next Game: Preview at Southern Illinois 4/7/2018 – 2 PM PDF Box Score Later, Drake added three key insurance runs, with two in the fifth inning and one in the sixth. In the fifth, Pena hit a single to left field with Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) on second after a one-out infield hit and stolen base. The Bradley left fielder bobbled the ball in the corner as it allowed the speedy Johnson to score and Pena to move to second. Two batters later, Maddox drove in pinch runner, Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa), with a fielder’s choice. The Bulldogs sixth and final run came in the sixth inning after four-straight, two-out walks, as Pena drew hers with the bases loaded as Roemmich scored. Following Saturday’s game, Drake travels to Iowa State April 4 for a 4 p.m. in-state game. The Bulldogs return to Buel Field to host SIU, April 6-7, in MVC action. Print Friendly Version Live Stats Pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) tossed five scoreless innings as she allowed just one hit with nine strikeouts. Newman, who with the win improved to 11-2 on the season, moved to third all-time at Drake in career strikeouts with an impressive 677. She is just three away from tying Brynne Dordel (2008-11) at 680 for number two. Jenna DeLong (2008-11) has the top mark with 760. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team had a successful first weekend at Buel Field with another series sweep in Missouri Valley Conference play. Drake (25-9, 8-0 MVC) won its 11th-consecutive game with a 6-3 victory over Bradley (13-16, 2-5 MVC) Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs stretched their lead to 3-0 in the third inning. Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) started the inning with a bunt single, Roemmich followed with a single as Alexander moved all way to third and then Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) hit a sacrifice fly to score Alexander. Johnson then dropped a sacrifice bunt attempt that was thrown away by the Braves pitcher as Roemmich came all the way around from first for the final run of the inning. Bradley scored two runs in the sixth inning with a two-run home run by MVC home run leader, Allison Apke, and one run in the seventh. Alexander misplayed a ball in centerfield that allowed one run with runners on but reliever Smith settled in and got the final out. Smith pitched two innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits with one walk. Full Schedule Roster Story Links Maddox drove home Pena for the game’s first run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second inning. Pena led off the frame with a double to the wall in left center and then moved over to third base on Kailee Smith’s (Murrieta, Calif.) grounder to first base.last_img read more