Tuesday Home Game Against UNI First of Four Games for Softball this Week

first_imgLoyola (21-20, 7-10 MVC) is in a log-jam in the middle of the conference standings. Last weekend, the Ramblers picked up one 4-3 victory in a series loss against Missouri State after a midweek victory over Valparaiso. The Ramblers are scheduled to take on Valparaiso in a doubleheader Tuesday followed by a Big Ten matchup at Northwestern Wednesday before welcoming the Bulldogs into town. Loyola Game 2 ESPN3 Story Links Loyola ESPN3 Game 3 UNI ESPN+ Pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) was named MVC Pitcher of the Week for the fifth consecutive week following a 3-0 performance last week in the circle. Newman, who holds an impressive 16-2 record this year, lowered her earned run average to 0.44, a mark that leads the country. She has yet to give up an earned run to an MVC opponent and has struck out 109 with just eight walks in MVC play. Newman also leads the country in strikeouts per seven innings at 11.7 while the Bulldogs rank sixth nationally with a team ERA of 1.20. After defeating Illinois State by scores of 8-0, 8-3 and 3-0 last weekend, Drake (35-9, 18-0 MVC) extended its program-record winning streak to 21 games. The Bulldogs have matched the 1993 Drake team for the most wins in a single season and are only two wins away from setting the new record for the most Valley wins in a single season. UNI Live Stats Loyola Live Stats Game 1 center_img Loyola ESPN3 Game 1 Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) continued her stellar sophomore campaign by leading the team with a .563 batting average last week. She went 9-for-16 with one double, four walks, five runs batted in and seven runs scored while also hitting her first career home run. Roemmich compiled a .650 on-base percentage and .813 slugging percentage. In conference play, Roemmich is batting .429, which ranks third in the Valley. Loyola Game 2 Live Stats Loyola Live Stats Game 3 UNI (23-21, 8-10 MVC) comes to Des Moines following a series win over Indiana State, taking two out of three against the Sycamores. The Panthers continue to lead the Valley with a .299 team batting average while Brittney Roby has a league-best 63 hits, a mark that ranks 16th in the country. Earlier this season, Drake defeated UNI in Cedar Falls with 4-0 and 4-3 victories. DES MOINES, Iowa – Following its eighth series victory over a Missouri Valley Conference opponent, the Drake University softball team is set for a four-game week. The Bulldogs will host UNI Tuesday for a 6 p.m. matchup before traveling to Loyola for their final road series of the regular season. Drake opens play in Chicago with a Saturday doubleheader scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. before concluding the series Sunday at 11 a.m. Following this week, Drake will return home to host Missouri State, May 5-6. The home series will close out the regular season for the first-place Bulldogs, who have clinched a top-two seed for the MVC Tournament, May 10-12, in Des Moines. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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