University of Northern Iowa Athletics

02/16/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/16/2020 15:21

Softball Struggles with Rematch against Sooners

Tucson, Ariz. -- The UNI Panthers struggled on the final day of the Hillenbrand Invitational, falling to the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners 8-0 despite the efforts of sophomore , who went 1-for-3 with a double.

Kelley (0-1) started and took the loss in the circle for UNI (4-7).

Kelley led the way offensively for the Panthers, going 1-for-3 in the ballgame with a double.

UNI managed three chances with runners on third in the shutout, going a total of 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position. The Panthers last got a runner on third in the fifth, when senior made it 60 feet away from scoring with one out.

» UNI pitchers faced 24 Oklahoma hitters in the game, allowing three ground balls and seven fly balls while striking out two.
» Kelley led the Panthers at the plate, going 1-for-3 with a double.
» Oklahoma was led offensively by junior Lynnsie Elam, who went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs.
» Senior Shannon Saile led the Sooners pitching staff, throwing four shutout innings.

The Panthers will travel to Conway, Arkansas to take part in the Adam Brown Memorial Shamrock Classic. The Panthers will face off against Stephen F. Austin in their first game Friday, February 28.

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