Drake hosts Iowa State this afternoon in an in-state softball matchup. The Bulldogs are 14-13 overall and second year coach Rich Calvert says the Bulldogs have had opportunities in several of their losses. He says right now they’re putting themselves in position to win, but need to come through and get the win. He says that’s better than last year when they didn’t even put themselves into position.Drake will play Iowa on Wednesday and Calvert says how important the in-state games are is up for debate. He says he could says yes or no when asked if it’s important. He says it’s great for the state to have four institutions that can get together throughout the year and he says there’s always some bragging rights.Calvert says regardless of the level of importance the in-state matchups add interest to the mid-week games. He says every teammember would rather practice than play. Iowa State is 8-17 overall.
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