PEORIA, Ill. (KWWL) — The UNI Panthers scored first, but couldn’t hold on to the lead as Drake rallied past for a 4-1 win in the title game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.
Just week’s after Drake ace Nicole Newman no-hit the Panthers, UNI’s Jaclyn Spencer finally got to her. Spencer drilled a solo home run for a 1-0 UNI lead in the top of the third inning. It was one of just two hits for the Panthers in the game.
Drake tied the game in the bottom half of the inning on a throwing error. The Bulldogs then took advantage of another defensive miscue to score three more in the bottom of the fifth inning to put the game away. All four runs Drake scored against Spencer were unearned.