UNI softball advances to 18-15 this season

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The UNI women’s softball team did not disappoint in their first away Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) matchup against Missouri State on March 31.

The Panthers notched a 2-1 win over the Bears. Playing left handed, Jaclyn Spencer showed up and showed out on the mound. Spencer pitched seven innings for the Panthers, striking out three batters.

She only allowed four hits and one run on the mound.

In the first inning, catcher Ashley Chesser hit a double and Kennedy Bailey scored.

The next batter, Brittney Krodinger singled to left field and allowed Chesser to score.

Missouri State dissapointed. Steffany Dickerson started on the mound but was taken out after two scores by the Panthers. Defensively, two errors were committed while Dickerson held the mound.

Madison Hunsaker took over and allowed three hits on the mound. After this win on the road, the Panthers moved to 3-4 in the conference.

Spencer also notched her seventh win of the season.

The women’s softball team was going to play Iowa on April 4, but due to weather, the game was postponed.

On April 7, the Panthers played Valparaiso in Indiana. The Panthers fell short late on the road and lost 2-0 to the Crusaders.

Brooke Craig took the mound for the Panthers.

Craig allowed two runs on three hits and hit two batters. The Panthers didn’t allow a run until the fifth inning, where Jaymee Lawton for  Valparaiso was hit while the bases were loaded.

The Crusaders scored again in the fifth inning off of a groundout to go up 2-0.

Kenzie Grossman finished the game for Valparaiso and recorded her 10th win on the season. 

The Panthers moved to 18-15 on the year.

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