The UNI Panther’s softball team entered day two of competition Saturday afternoon as they took on Wisconsin-Green Bay at 2:00pm in the Bergstrom Indoor Practice Facility located in Ames, Iowa.
Coming off a tough loss in extra innings to North Dakota on Friday night the Panthers came out firing defensively as “Newcomer of the Year” recipient Jamie Fisher took the mound and played exceptionally well with an excellent defense backing her up throughout the game. As Fisher continued to take the mound her dominating performance never slowed down. Fisher threw five innings facing eighteen batters while striking out five and allowing just four hits which led to one Green Bay run.
The Panthers were aggressive at the plate early getting off to a hot start as senior short stop Mackenzie Daigh got the Panther’s rolling with a double hit hard to center field wall. A new face to the Panthers, transfer Melissa Walls along with seniors Hannah Borschel and Courtney Dunker kept the rally going as the Panther’s got off to a nice 3-0 lead in the first inning. Borschel led the Panthers with three runners batted in while second basemen Haley Kreiner tacked on two as well. As the Panthers continued to attack throughout the game they never seemed to let up as they cruised to a 9-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning which finished off the game.
The Panthers will see day three action of the Ramada Inn Classic Sunday February 11, 2012 at 6 p.m. when they take on the University of Nebraska-Omaha followed by an 8 p.m. matchup with Western Illinois.