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Iowa seniors Riley Sheehy and Kate Claypool stand with their families after a softball game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Iowa Hawkeyes at Bob Pearl Field in Iowa City on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The Hawkeyes fell to the Boilermakers 4-3.

Iowa softball falls to Purdue in extra innings on senior day

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter May 8, 2022

The Iowa softball team fell, 4-3, in extra innings to the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday at Bob Pearl Field.  The series and season finale also marked senior day for Kate Claypool and Riley Sheehy,...

Purdue first baseman Alex Echazareta points during a softball game between Iowa and Purdue at Bob Pearl Field in Iowa City on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes, 4-3. Echazareta had one hit in two at-bats.

Photos: Iowa softball vs. Purdue – game three

Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Photojournalist May 8, 2022

Purdue softball defeated Iowa at Bob Pearl Field on Sunday, 4-3. Breanna Vasquez received her 14th loss of the season after pitching all eight innings. Purdue right fielder Tyrina Jones had...

Iowa first baseman Kalena Burns hits the ball during a softball game between Iowa and Purdue at Bob Pearl Field in Iowa City on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Burns earned one run. The Hawkeyes beat the Boilermakers, 9-3.

Iowa softball uses high-powered fourth inning to take down Purdue

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter May 8, 2022

Iowa softball used a seven-run fourth inning to take down Purdue, 9-3, at Pearl Field on Saturday afternoon. The Hawkeyes and Boilermakers traded runs for the first three innings, and Iowa scored...

Iowa head coach Renee GIllispie talks with Iowa players during a softball game between Iowa and Purdue at Bob Pearl Field in Iowa City on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Hawkeyes beat the Boilermakers, 9-3.

Photos: Iowa softball vs. Purdue – game two

Gabby Drees, Photojournalist May 8, 2022

The Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Purdue Boilermakers, 9-3, at Bob Pearl Field in Iowa City on Saturday. After a strong first inning from Iowa with two runs, Purdue responded in the second and third with...

Iowa pitcher Denali Loeker pitches during a softball game between Iowa and Purdue at Pearl Field in Iowa City on Friday, May 6, 2022. Lokeker faced 25 batters while giving up nine hits. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes, 5-1.

Iowa softball drops first leg of three-game series against Purdue

Dawson Moore, Sports Reporter May 7, 2022

Iowa softball lost the first game of its weekend series against Purdue, 5-1, at Bob Pearl Field on Friday. Sophomore Denali Loecker got the starting nod in the circle for the Hawkeyes. She picked...

Purdue outfielder Kyndall Bailey high fives associate head coach Dorian Shaw during a softball game between Iowa and Purdue at Pearl Field in Iowa City on Friday, May 6, 2022. Bailey had one RBI. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes, 5-1.

Photos: Iowa softball vs. Purdue – game one

Isabella Cervantes, Photojournalist May 6, 2022

The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes, 5-1, during a softball game at Pearl Field in Iowa City on Friday. The Boilermakers picked up their first win over Iowa in four years. Purdue was the first to...

Iowa pitcher Emma Henderson pitches a ball during a softball game between Iowa and Ohio State at Bob Pearl Softball Field in Iowa City on Friday, April 15, 2022. The Buckeyes defeated the Hawkeyes, 7-3.

Iowa softball snaps five-game losing streak, downs Northern Iowa

Dawson Moore, Sports Reporter May 4, 2022

Iowa softball defeated Northern Iowa on Wednesday night, 3-2, in Cedar Falls, ending the Hawkeyes' five-game losing streak. Freshman pitcher Emma Henderson got the start in the circle for the Hawkeyes...

Iowa head coach Renee Gillispie yells during a softball game between Iowa and Drake at Pearl Field in Iowa City, Iowa, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Bulldogs, 3-2.

Iowa drops road series to No. 8 Northwestern

Dawson Moore, Sports Reporter May 1, 2022

Iowa softball was swept for the fifth time this season as the Hawkeyes dropped all three games of their away series at No. 8 Northwestern this weekend. In game one on Friday, the Hawkeyes fell to...

Iowa first baseman Kalena Burns crosses her arms during a softball game between Iowa and Minnesota at Pearl Field in Iowa City on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The Gophers defeated the Hawkeyes, 5-2.

Iowa softball loses Cy-Hawk matchup to Iowa State

Dawson Moore, Sports Reporter April 26, 2022

Iowa softball fell to Iowa State on Tuesday, 5-4, despite a late rally in the top of the seventh inning.  Pitcher Breanna Vasquez got the start in the circle for the Hawkeyes, giving up five hits...

Iowa pitcher Denali Loecker swings a bat during a softball game between Iowa and Drake at Pearl Field in Iowa City, Iowa, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Loecker scored a home run in the sixth inning to put Iowa in the lead. The Hawkeyes defeated the Bulldogs, 3-2.

Iowa softball snaps eight-game losing streak, loses road series to Illinois

Dawson Moore, Sports Reporter April 23, 2022

Iowa softball lost its road series against Illinois this past weekend, falling to the Illini in two of three games. Iowa lost, 4-2, in game one. The Hawkeyes struggled offensively, only compiling...

Iowa head coach Renee Gillispie yells during a softball game between Iowa and Drake at Pearl Field in Iowa City, Iowa, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Bulldogs, 3-2.

Iowa softball heads to Illinois on seven-game losing streak

Dawson Moore, Sports Reporter April 21, 2022

Iowa softball will meet Illinois this weekend at Eichelberger Field in Champaign, with hopes of ending its recent rough stretch. The Hawkeyes are currently on a seven-game losing streak and have yet...

Iowa batter Sophie Maras hits a ball during a softball game between Iowa and Ohio State at Bob Pearl Softball Field in Iowa City on Friday, April 15, 2022. The Buckeyes defeated the Hawkeyes, 7-3.

Iowa softball falls to Ohio State, loses sixth consecutive game

Dawson Moore, Sports Reporter April 16, 2022

Iowa softball’s losing streak moved to six games on Saturday afternoon as the Hawkeyes lost game two of their series against Ohio State, 6-4, at Bob Pearl Field. Pitcher Breanna Vasquez picked...

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