Softball Travels to Arizona for Six Challenging Games

first_imgStory Links Arizona is 11-0 all-time against Drake, including 2-0 at the 2017 Wildcat Invitational. Drake and James Madison will play each other for the first time ever. Drake defeated Minnesota 5-0 during the 2010 season in the last meeting between the teams. Drake and Kent State have split six all-time head-to-head matchups with the last one coming in 1993. At the plate, the Bulldogs were led by their 1-2-3 hitters, Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa), Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) and Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa). The trio of Iowans went a combined 18-for-45 (.400) with five RBI, six stolen bases, 10 walks and 13 runs scored. Arizona Game 1 Live Stats Arizona Video Stream TUCSON, Ariz. – The Drake University softball team travels west to Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 28-March 3, where it will play at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational. In the five wins, Newman went 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA and one save with 22 strikeouts while Timmons went 3-0 with a 2.67 ERA and 28 strikeouts. Newman, who became Drake’s all-time wins leader over the weekend, earned her 12th MVC Pitcher of the Week honor Monday. Timmons improved her all-time record to an impressive 20-6 in her young career.center_img Drake received votes in both the USA Today/NFCA’s and ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 polls this week after its successful weekend in Fayetteville, Ark. The Bulldogs were led by outstanding pitching by the duo of Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa), paired with timely hitting and patience at the plate. As a team, Drake drew 31 walks, including several with the bases loaded. Arizona Game 2 Live Stats Non-Arizona Live Stats Drake, which is coming off a 5-0 weekend, including a win over then No. 12 Arkansas at its home tournament, will play host and No. 12 Arizona twice, Minnesota (RV) twice, No. 19 James Madison and Kent State while in Tucson. The Bulldogs start the trip Thursday night with a game against the Wildcats before the three-day tournament starts Friday against Minnesota at 12 p.m. and followed by a rematch against the Wildcats. The games against Arizona will be streamed for free at arizonawildcats.com/sblive while the rest will be streamed with a subscription fee at FloSoftball.com. Live stats will be available for all six games. Following its trip to Tucson, Drake visits Norman, Okla., March 8-9, for the Oklahoma Invite hosted by the No. 4 Sooners. It will be the Bulldogs final non-conference tournament where it will play Grand Canyon, Northwestern and Oklahoma and then end the trip March 10 at Tulsa for a single game. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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