Taylor Baxter, Regan Romshek and Sophia Perez combined to allow just one run, as ISU extended its season-best winning streak to six
Two-run home runs from Jhavon Hamilton and Brittny Drish in the sixth and seventh inning, respectively, turned a 3-3 tie into a 7-3 victory
Jhavon Hamilton and Laura Canopy each homered against the Ragin' Cajuns, but it wasn't enough, as ISU dropped to 1-3 at the NFCA Leadoff Classic
Elizabeth Kay hit a go-ahead two-run homer, while Regan Romshek earned her first-career win
The Redbirds return 14 players from last year's 37-23 squad
The Redbirds fell to Northern Iowa, 9-3, on Senior Day at Marian Kneer Stadium.
Prior to ISU: Four-year starter for Mark Gerlach at Moline High School...All-area selection as a senior...helped team finish third at the IHSA Class 4A level...hit two homeruns while driving in 21...led Maroons in batting with a .480 average as a junior in 2011...all-conference and all-state selection...Quad City All Metro Player of the Year...led Maroons to IHSA Class 4A title...all-metro and all-conference as a sophomore in 2010...tied for team lead in tripes with five...helped Maroons finish third in the state...all-area and all-conference choice as a freshman in 2009...led team in stolen bases with 10...helped lead Maroons to conference title...Finished fifth at nationals as a member of the Beverly Bandits 18 Gold...helped the Southern Force to first-place finishes at the ASA state tournament and fifth-place finishes at the ASA National Tournament in 2010 and 2011
Personal: Born March 12, 1994...daughter of Kraigg and Felicia...has two sisters, Krisha (older) and Kacie (younger)...Krisha played for Moline's undefeated 2006 state title team and golfed for four years at St. Ambrose University...her Uncle Konrad is the coach of Moline's freshman/sophomore team...plans to major in physical education with a minor in special education with hopes of becoming a teacher and softball coach.