UNI softball goes for sweep, lands flat against Indiana

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TONI FORTMANN

UNI softball had a promising start at Saturday’s game, but fell short in Sunday’s.

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

The UNI softball team had three games this past weekend down in Terra Haute, Ind. against Indiana State. UNI had a .500 win percentage coming into this weekend with a record of 11-11 thus far on the season. The Panthers had to play Indiana State three times in two days this weekend, with a doubleheader on Saturday.

The first game this weekend was Saturday morning. The Panthers won the first game by a score of 6-4 with Erica Oler getting her third win as a pitcher this season. UNI had runs in during the fourth, sixth and seventh innings on Saturday.  They took the lead in the fourth inning and did not look back from there.

Game two took place right after the first game on Saturday, and the Panthers continued their winning ways. They won by a score of 3-2 with Kaitlyn Packard getting her eighth win on the season as a starting pitcher. UNI was down most of this game until they scored in the seventh and eighth innings to take a 2-1 lead. Then in the ninth inning Brooke Snider broke the 2-2 tie and hit a home run to put UNI up by one run with an inning to play.

Game three of the series took place Sunday morning, with the Panthers going for the sweep. The Sycamores scored a run in the third and again in the fourth, and would retain the 2-0 lead for the rest of the game. The UNI bats stayed quiet, only mustering three hits and no runs in the game.

The Panthers will return home April 2-3 when they take on Evansville for three games in two days. The games will be played at the Robinson-Dressler Sports Complex in Cedar Falls.