Bulldogs Complete Sweep of Aces
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Rebekah Schmidt (Cottage Grove, Minn.) pitched seven innings and struck out nine batters as the Drake Bulldogs completed a three-game sweep of the Evansville Purple Aces with a 7-3 win Sunday afternoon.
Drake (23-27, 14-10 MVC) scored seven runs on 11 hits and held Evansville (15-35, 5-19 MVC) to three runs and six hits. The Bulldogs scored three runs in the fourth inning and four runs in the sixth on their way to the win.
Three sophomores had great games Sunday for the blue and white. Nicole Randel (Alpine, Calif.) finished 3-for-4 at the plate with one run and one RBI to lead all hitters and Liz Buck (Overland Park, Kan.) was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Amy Pierce (Olathe, Kan.) went 1-for-2 with two RBI and two stolen bases, and she leads the team and the MVC with 22 swipes this season.
Six Bulldogs recorded at least one hit in the game. Schmidt helped herself at the plate with an RBI base hit in the fourth as she improved her record to 7-8 and she also had nine strikeouts in yesterday's second game.
Drake will play its final five regular season games at Ron Buel Field this week. Wednesday night Nebraska Omaha will travel east to Des Moines for a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. Three seniors Torey Craddock (Tucson, Ariz.), Jaimie Duffek (Brookfield, Ill.) and Rose Magaddino (Tucson, Ariz.) will play their final home games Saturday and Sunday when the Wichita State Shockers come to town. A doubleheader will be played Saturday beginning at 12 p.m. and the final game of the series will be Sunday and it will also start at 12 p.m.