|Coe College (29-9)||0||0||0||0||0||4||0||0||0||4||7||0|
|Decorah, Iowa Betty A. Hoff Field|
|Loras||Indv. Stats||Coe College|
|2 Players (#24,#25)||Doubles||None|
|None||Triples||#24 Maddy Ryan|
|#24 Coyle||Home Runs||None|
DECORAH, Iowa - Sixth-seeded Loras College scored on a two-out double in the top of the ninth Friday, as the Duhawks knocked off third-seeded Coe College 5-4 in the Iowa Conference Tournament Quarterfinals.
The Duhawks struck first with a run in the first inning on two hits. Loras added to its lead in the second inning, plating two runs on three hits for a 3-0 lead. The Kohawk offense came alive in the bottom of the sixth, scoring four runs on four hits and a Duhawk error. With two outs, Allie O'Brien (Grimes, Iowa/Dallas Center-Grimes) singled to center field, as she drove in Paige Wieland (Riverside, Iowa/Highland). Maddy Ryan (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar) then tripled to right field, as she plated Marisa Repp (Fairfield, Iowa/Fairfield) and Madi Miller (Coralville, Iowa/West) to tie the game. Haley Jones (Waterloo, Iowa/West) reached on an error by the right fielder, as Ryan scored to give Coe the 4-3 lead.
Coe's lead didn't last for long, as Coyle led off the seventh inning with a home run for the Duhawks. In the top of the ninth, Fritz doubled to right field, as she drove in Coyle for the winning run. Coe had the winning run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning, but a double play ended the game for the Kohawks.
Miller had two hits for the Kohawks, while Ryan drove in a pair of runs. O'Brien and Miller extended their hitting streaks to eight games. Maliah Fligg (Tiffin, Iowa/Clear Creek-Amana) had a no-decision in the circle, as she gave up three earned runs on five hits and three walks in 1.2 innings pitched. Fligg struck out a pair. Alyssa Olson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Jefferson) dropped to 12-5 on the year, as she suffered the loss in 7.1 innings pitched. Olson gave up two earned runs on five hits and three walks, while also striking out eight. Olson went over 100 strikeouts for the season, marking the 24th time a player has reached the milestone in school history.
The Kohawks, ranked 20th in the nation and second in the NCAA Regional Rankings, will have to wait for the selection show on Monday to see if they earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The selection show starts at Noon and can be viewed at NCAA.com/liveschedule.