Northern Iowa Edges Eastern Michigan
Feb. 23, 2002
TUCSON - Blair Young singled in pinch-runner Sara Rebling in the bottom ofthe eighth to give the Panthers a 2-1 victory over Eastern Michigan inSaturday night's late game in Arizona's Worth Wildcat Invitational softballtournament.
Rebling subbed for Melissa King, who was placed on second by theinternational tie-breaker rule. A wild pitch moved her to third beforeYoung's single to right.
EMU opened the scoring in the first with an unearned run scoring on an error.
UNI scored an unearned run in the third on Stacey Sampson's RBI singleafter Melissa Larson reached on an error and was sacrificed to second.
UNI improved to 8-2 overall and 3-1 in tourney play. Eastern Michigan is1-3 overall after starting its season in Tucson.