UNI Softball team sweeps Bradley, 7-3, 8-3. - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

UNI Softball team sweeps Bradley, 7-3, 8-3.


Mackenzie Daigh put the Panthers on top immediately, as she led off the game with a solo home run to center, her seventh of the year. Hannah Borschel reached on an error, stole second, and advanced to third on a flyout ahead of Eranne Daughtherty lined a single to left in front of a diving Julie Sherman to make the score 2-0 in favor of UNI. Whitney Plein added to the early offensive barrage, by smashing a two-run home run to center.

Bradley was able to cut the deficit in half in the top of the fourth thanks to a two-run home run from Kate Singler.

The Braves inched to within one in the fifth inning, as they got an unearned run. Brianne Joseph registered an RBI single to right that scored Julie Sherman and made the score 4-3.

Northern Iowa created some breathing room in the bottom of the fourth off the bat of Olivia Aten. Jaye Hutcheson doubled to the gap in left-center to lead off the inning. Aten followed with a deep two-run blast to left that put the Panthers on top 6-3.

The Panthers weren't done scoring.  Mackenzie Daigh walked, and advanced to second when Hannah Borschel lined a singled off of Lynch-Crumrine.

Daigh and Borschel both advanced a base on a wild pitch before Courtney Dunker roped a single off the top of Bri Joseph's glove at second to score Daigh.Eranne Daugharthy kept the carousel moving, as she scorched a single to third that scored Borschel.

Jaye Hutcheson went the distance in the circle to pick up her sixth win of the season. Hutcheson surrendered only two earned runs, and struck out five Bradley batters.

With the sweep, the Panthers improve to 27-23 (11-10) on the season. Northern Iowa continues its' home stand this weekend, as they take on the Wichita State Shockers in a three-game set.

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