The Iowa softball team looks to stay unbeaten in the Big Ten on Wednesday with a twinbill at home against Northwestern. After opening the season with a record of 9-11 the Hawks have now won nine of their last 11 games. Iowa coach Gayle Blevins feels a lack of experience was a big factor in their slow start. She says they lack experience at several positions, including pitching, and it will take time to get some game experience.
Iowa is off to a 4-0 start in Big Ten play and Blevins says the Hawks viewed the league race as a chance for a fresh start. Blevins says they wanted to really look back at what they learned from the early setbacks and then move forward. Northwestern is 2-2 after dropping a pair of games to nationally ranked Illinois. She says they are a good hitting team and they need to make some good quality pitches.