Softball Extends Winning Streak to 15 with 11-0 Victory over Loyola

first_img Preview PDF Box Score Next Game: Drake hosts Iowa Wednesday for a midweek in-state contest at Buel Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. and it will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version In the fifth and final inning, Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) and Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) reached on back-to-back one-out base hits. Johnson drew a walk to load the bases for Frank. Frank and Ramblers relief pitcher, Madison Veres, battled as the count went to full with several foul balls. Frank finally won the back-and-forth battle as she crushed a pitch over the left field fence for the victory. In the second inning, Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) and Frank hit back-to-back singles, and Pena followed with a three-run blast over the left field wall. She is now tied with Newman for the team lead in home runs with five.   Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team extended its winning streak to 15 games with a 11-0 five-inning victory over Loyola (22-17, 6-11 MVC) Sunday at Buel Field. Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) had another great performance in the circle and at the plate. Newman, who improved her record to 17-6, allowed four hits and struck out 11 for her ninth-straight complete game with 10 or more strikeouts. At the plate, Newman went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Live Stats Drake (29-13, 15-1 MVC) had four players with two hits each led by Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) and Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) who hit grand slam and three-run home runs, respectively. Frank’s first career grand slam ended the game early. Iowa 4/17/2019 – 6:30 p.m. Full Schedule Roster The Bulldogs wasted little time getting on the scoreboard as Newman drove in their first three runs with her bases clearing double in the first inning. Newman scored their fourth and final run of the frame coming in on an error by Ramblers’ third baseman Polaski on a ball hit by Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.). Watch Live ESPN+ Roemmich and Ryan joined Frank and Pena with two hits each. Frank scored three runs.last_img read more