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UB Softball drops shortened game 10-1 to Northern Iowa to close Woo Pig Classic

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This weekend started with so much promise Friday for UB Softball, but after that 1-1 day, the Woo Pig Classic got steadily worse the Bulls, who were mercy-ruled by Northern Iowa today 10-1, one day after losing 6-1 to the Panthers.

UB again only scrapped together five hits against the Panthers, three of which (and four of their seven baserunners) came in the second inning, where first baseman Sarah Edwards drove in Danielle Lallos with a single to give the Bulls a short-lived 1-0 lead. Edwards with the hit extended her hitting streak to eight games.

The lead lasted only four pitches, as Northern Iowa got a leadoff single and prompt home run in the bottom of the second, and never looked back, ultimately scoring five in the frame off starting pitcher Ally Power and relief Bobbi Langlois. NIU would finish with nearly as many home runs (4) as UB had hits (5), and the game ended as soon as the rules allow, when the Panthers held a nine-run lead after five innings.

Freshman Katie Weimer had two hits for UB.