April 10, 202112345RHE
Win: PACKARD (11-5) 4.030023
Loss: Kowalski (4-9) 3.179870
Moeder (VALPO) 301000
Beckemeyer (VALPO) 201000
Westphal (VALPO) 201000
BUNCH (UNI) 312210
PARKS (UNI) 202110
Softball Drops Series Opener at UNI
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Softball Drops Series Opener at UNI
Jaina Westphal picked up a base hit and stole a base Saturday.

The Valpo softball team opened up its three-game MVC series against UNI in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Saturday, falling to the host Panthers by a 9-0 final.

How It Happened

  • Valpo put two runners on in the top of the first, as junior Peyton Moeder (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley) led off with a single and UNI committed an error two batters later.
  • The Panthers took control with a six-run frame in the bottom of the first.
  • Valpo had a runner in scoring position in each of its first four times at bat, but could not push a run across the plate.
  • UNI scored a run in the bottom of the second and added two more in the fourth to complete the scoring.

Inside the Game

  • Juniors Kate Beckemeyer (Forsyth, Ill./Maroa-Forsyth [Parkland]) and Jaina Westphal (Waterford, Wis./Burlington) joined Moeder with base hits Saturday.
  • Westphal also stole a base, her fourth theft in as many attempts this year.
  • Junior Taylor Herschbach (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township) and sophomore Ryan Milkowski (Olathe, Kan./Olathe West) both reached via walk in the series opener. Milkowski’s free pass was her team-high 11th of the season.
  • Senior Addi Burke (Mesquite, Texas/John Horn) recorded three putouts and two assists in Saturday’s game, giving her 93 chances handled successfully this year at second base without committing an error.
  • Freshman Caitlyn Kowalski (Temperance, Mich./Notre Dame Academy) started in the circle and was charged with the loss.

Next Up

Valpo (5-19, 1-9 MVC) closes out the three-game set against UNI with an 11 a.m. doubleheader on Sunday. Both games will be broadcast live on ESPN3.