Lynsey Wall hit a three-run home run in the 13-7 loss to Iowa today.
March 17, 2005
STOCKTON, Calif. - The University of Utah rallied to erase a six-run deficit against Iowa this afternoon but couldn't hold on as Iowa pushed past the Utes, 13-7.
Utah (8-13), cut a 6-0 lead to one, 8-7, going into the bottom of the fifth. But Iowa (22-4) tallied five runs in the bottom of the frame to runaway with the six-run win.
Iowa tapped the Utah pitching staff for 16 hits. Brianna Gourdin got the start for the Utes but Lindsie Nielsen came on in relief and got the loss. Nielsen falls to 3-6 for the year. Lisa Birocci picks up the win for Iowa in improving to 13-3.
Devina Quintero was 2-for-4 at the plate for the Utes, but Lynsey Wall did the most damage in going 1-for-2 with four RBI and two runs scored. Another line of note was Sarah Lyman's. She was 1-for-3 with three RBI.
The Hawkeyes exploded for six runs in the second inning, only one of which was earned. Natalie Johnson hit a solo homerun for the only earned run of the inning. A pair of RBI singles made it a 3-0 ballgame but a three-run home run by Emily Nichols doubled the lead to make it 6-0 Iowa.
Lynsey Wall hung three on the board for Utah. She hit a three-run shot over the left field fence in the fourth, scoring Bryanne Durrence and Kate Nygaard. However, the Hawkeyes responded with a two-run double in the bottom of the frame to make it 8-3.
However, the Hawkeyes racked up another five runs in the sixth with a fielder's choice RBI, two RBI singles and a two-RBI single.