Panther Softball Fall to Salukis in MVC Championship
EVANSVILLE, Indiana – The UNI softball group performed within the MVC Championship recreation in opposition to Southern Illinois on Saturday afternoon, the Panthers fell to the Salukis 2-0.MVC Championship | UNI 0, SIU 2
The 2 high pitchers within the Missouri Valley Convention went face to face in UNI’s Kailyn Packard and SIU’s Sarah Harness. The 2 pitchers went 4 scoreless innings earlier than the Salukis hit a solo homerun within the 5th to take the lead. The Panthers have been unable to reply and the Salukis added one other solo homerun in 6th.
Adara Opiola and Kamryn Shaffer recorded the one hits of the sport for the Panthers. Kailyn Packard pitched all 7 innings, surrendering 2 runs and 6 hits. Packard confronted 29 batters and recorded 5 strikeouts.
The Panthers have made 7 Gateway/MVC Championship video games, profitable in 1990 (Gateway) and in 2013 (MVC). Saturday’s championship recreation marked head coach Ryan Jacobs 4th championship recreation (2013, 2017, 2019, 2021). Redshirt seniors Sammey Bunch and Adara Opiola performed in 3 championship video games of their 5 12 months careers.
UNI’s Taylor Hogan was named the Elite 17 Award winner. The award is given to the coed athlete with the very best GPA taking part in the championship recreation. Hogan has a 3.98 GPA in Communication Issues.
Three Panthers have been named to the MVC All-Event Crew with Kailyn Packard, Adara Opiola and Hannah Kelley.