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IU drops 2 games to Iowa

This weekend, Iowa was a force that could not be stopped.

The Hawkeyes took down the Hoosiers on Saturday and Sunday, 12-0 and 12-1, both in five innings.

“I think that Iowa was very, very hot this weekend,” IU coach Michelle Gardner said. “They hit everything that we threw at them.”

The Hawkeyes were up 1-0 until they busted the game open with an 11-run fifth inning.
In the second game, the Hawkeyes wasted little time getting the offense rolling, leading the Hoosiers 8-0 after three innings. Iowa senior Colleen McGlaughlin gave the Hawkeyes a 12-1 win in five innings.

“There’s a difference between giving up and getting beat,” Gardner said. “We just got beat today.”

Gardner said while the scoreboard shows a blowout, there was nothing that they could have done to stop Iowa.

“There are six kids on (Iowa) that could be Big Ten Player of the Week this week,” Gardner said.

While Iowa put up runs on both days, Gardner said it was not from a lack of effort by the Hoosiers.

“We have played respectable against top-25 teams all year, and we’ve lost, but not because we weren’t playing,” Gardner said. “We have played tough competition all year, and we haven’t been embarrassed once.”

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