ISU still took the series, 2-1, despite the Senior Day defeat
ISU fell victim to a walk-off home run the game one defeat, before rebounding to score in every game two inning
The Redbirds fell behind early in game one and couldn't recover, falling 4-1, before surrendering a 3-0 first inning lead to lose game two, 4-3
ISU dropped two of three to the Salukis, surrendering seven home runs during the series
The top five hitters in the ISU lineup combined for 10 of the Redbirds' 12 hits, led by Laura Canopy's 3-for-4, five-RBI, two-run performance
The Redbirds fell to Northern Iowa, 9-3, on Senior Day at Marian Kneer Stadium.
Prior to ISU: Four-year letterwinner for John Perez at Santiago High School...Went 13-2 as a senior with a 1.55 ERA...also hit .448 with 10 homeruns, 38 RBI and 37 runs scored...selected to ESPN All-State First Team...also an all-state, all-area and all-conference selection...led her team to CIF Division I title and California State championship as a junior in 2011...went 12-2 with a 1.59 ERA while hitting .382 and belting four homeruns...first team all-conference selection...second team all CIF, third team all state...Big VIII All-Academic...14-0 with a 0.70 as a sophomore in 2010...struck out 113 batters...hit .330 with four homeruns...helped squad win Big VIII title...first team all-conference...First Team All CIF Southern Section...hit .315 as a freshman...named second-team all conference, as her squad was a CIF Division I Finalist...was a member of the California Lite 18 Gold...finished 23-4 with an 1.82 ERA for the Lite in 2011 and hit .415 with seven homers and 58 RBI...led summer team to a first-place finish at the 16U Champions Cup and third-place finishes at the 16U Premier National Tournament and 18U Aurora Fireworks Showcase Tournament
Personal: Erin Nicole Rodriguez...born Sept. 14, 1994...daughter of Francisco and Vicki Rodriguez...one older brother, Michael... plans to major in biology and hopes to become a pediatric oncologist