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Lehman jumps from IWSL to Hawkeyes

When Sarah Lehman joined the Iowa Women's Softball League earlier this year, she did not know where she'd be playing college softball next season.

Now she's landed a spot as a pitcher with the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Lehman, a multi-sport athlete at Iowa City Regina, spent the 2017-18 school year as a volleyball player at Coe College, but she decided to change sports and wanted to join the Hawkeyes.

New Iowa Coach Renee Gillispie watched Lehman pitch for Ironside Apparel in the IWSL this season shortly after being named at Iowa and now Lehman will be one of her pitchers.

Lehman enjoyed another solid outing Sunday when she tossed a complete game in a 3-3 tie with Hawkeye Convenience Stores in the third and final game at Mount Mercy.


Emily Ira of Western Illinois tossed a complete game as Hawkeye Convenience Stores trimmed Emil's Hideaway, 5-3, in the first game at Busse Field.

Paige Timmerman of Luther drove in two runs for the winners. Kylee Biedermann of Clarke scored twice. Alyssa Wiebold of Illinois State had two hits. Brittni LaFountaine of Illinois State had an RBI double for Hawkeye Convenience Stores. Taylor Henderson of Mount Mercy and Brie Tauber of Clarke also had RBIs.

Morgan Braughton of Mount Mercy had two hits for Emil's Hideaway. KyLeigh Becker of Loras and Kelsey Aikey of Western Kentucky had back-to-back RBI doubles in the fourth inning when Emil's scored all its runs. Skylar Hop of Mount Mercy had an RBI single.


Natalie Halvorson of Kirkwood pitched a complete game as Ironside Apparel clipped Emil's Hideaway, 5-2, in the second game at Mount Mercy.

Hailey Duwa of Western Illinois hit a two-run double against Halvorson in the first inning, but Halvorson did not allow another run in a six-hitter.

Adara Opiola of Northern Iowa led off the game for Ironside Apparel with an inside-the-park home run and finished 2-for-3. Haley McFarlane of St. Cloud State was also 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Mallory McArtor of Coe had an RBI single for the winners.

Avery Guy of DMACC collected two hits for Emil's Hideaway.


Lehman pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts for Ironside Apparel in the 3-3 tie.

DoniRae Mayhew of the Iowa Hawkeyes ripped a two-run homer and was 2-for-2 for Ironside Apparel. Lizzy VanManen of Northeast Mississippi State scored twice for the winners. Opiola hit a double.

Jenna Schwartzhoff of Clarke tossed a complete game for Hawkeye Convenience Stores, allowing three runs on seven hits. Henderson and Tauber had RBI singles.


Arianna Kim of Simpson went 3-for-3, scored twice and collected an RBI as Metro Sports Report trimmed Bosch Financial, 6-5, in their only game in Indianola on Sunday.

Kim was also the winning pitcher with seven innings of work.

Lexi Merritt of Grand View belted a home run and went 2-for-4 for Metro Sports Report. Megan Rushing of South Dakota State hit a triple and was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Melanie Rasmussen of Missouri Western had two hits. Nicole DuToit of Ellsworth and Madi Bennett of Simpson also had RBIs for Metro Sports Report. Georgia Porter had a double.

Madi Parrott of Northwestern Oklahoma State socked a home run and was 2-for-3 with a double for Bosch Financial. She drove in three runs and scored twice.

Lizzy Adams, who plans to transfer from Coe to Simpson, had two doubles for Bosch Financial. Ashley Allen of Simpson was 2-for-4 with a double. Allison Fleming of Albright had a double and scored twice.

Adams and Olivia Goodale of Missouri Western split the pitching for Bosch Financial.

Sunday's Results

Hawkeye Convenience Stores 5, Emil's Hideaway 3
Ironside Apparel 5, Emil's Hideaway 2
Hawkeye Convenience Stores 3, Ironside Apparel 3 (tie)
Metro Sports Report 6, Bosch Financial 5 (8)


Hawkeye Convenience Stores      8-4-2
Metro Sports Report             7-3-0
Emil's Hideaway                 7-7-0
Ironside Apparel                4-8-2
Bosch Financial                 3-7-0

Schedule for July 29

At Busse Field

Ironside Apparel vs Emil's Hideaway, noon
Ironside Apparel vs Hawkeye Convenience Stores, 1:45 p.m.
Emil's Hideaway vs Hawkeye Convenience Stores, 3:30 p.m.

At Simpson College

Metro Sports Report vs Bosch Financial (2), 1 p.m.


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