IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa softball team scored a combined seven runs on 16 hits to sweep a doubleheader against Wisconsin at Pearl Field on Saturday afternoon. The Hawkeyes won the first game, 3-0, and fought back in game two for the 4-3, walk-off win.
Sophomore pitcher Allison Doocy (10-7) pitched seven shutout innings to pick up her 10th victory of the season. The Ankeny, Iowa, native allowed just one hit and struck out 12 batters.
The Hawkeyes gave Doocy a 1-0 lead in the second inning when senior Angela Schmiederer singled up the middle to score Aralee Bogar. The freshman got herself into scoring position after reaching on a fielder's choice and stealing second.
Bogar scored again in the fourth inning on a hit by senior Cheyenne Pratt, giving Iowa the 2-0 lead.
Iowa's final run of the game came in the sixth inning when sophomore Taylor Libby sent a RBI double to center that scored senior Allie Wood. Wood hit a single down the left field line in the previous at bat.
Wisconsin ace Kaitlyn Menz (8-9) suffered the loss, giving up three runs on eight hits in six innings of work. She registered four strikeouts in the game and issued four walks.
Wisconsin led 3-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh, but Iowa rallied, stringing together four runs on five hits and a sacrifice fly to secure the walk-off win.
Wisconsin grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first inning against freshman Lauren Shaw. The Badgers lead off hitter singled to left and eventually scored on a fielder's choice.
Wisconsin earned a pair of runs in the sixth off a homerun and a RBI fielder's choice.
Sophomore McKenzie Schneider's solo homerun in the top of the seventh ended the shutout, but the Hawkeyes didn't stop there. Bogar singled to left and scored on a double by Schmiederer, putting the Hawkeyes down by one with no outs.
Iowa followed with back-to-back singles by sophomores Lea Thompson and Devin Cantu. Cantu's single scored sophomore Alex Rath who was pinch running for Schmiederer and tied the game, 3-3.
Senior Mallory Kilian stepped to the plate with no outs and runners in scoring position. She got the job done for the Hawkeyes in walk-off fashion with a sac fly to left that scored Thompson.
Shaw (3-6) earned the victory in her first career Big Ten start, allowing three runs on five hits over seven innings. She registered four strikeouts in the win.