ORLANDO, Fla. -- Northern Iowa couldn't quite complete a perfect weekend at the Diamond 9 Orange Blossom Classic softball tournament.
After a 4-1 win over Stetson Sunday morning, the Panthers broke down defensively and fell to Bethune-Cookman 9-5 to finish the three-day event with a 5-1 record.
In the opening win over Stetson (2-7), UNI banged out 14 base hits and jumped in front 3-0 after three innings. Sammey Bunch went 3-for-4, while Brittney Roby, Abby Downs and Jenny Kohl had two hits each.
Brooke Craig got her third win in the pitching circle with relief help from Emma Olejniczak, who recorded her first career save.
Bethune-Cookman (5-5) then turned four Panther errors into five unearned runs in the second game.
Bunch, Jaclyn Spencer, Claire Dudek and Kohl had two hits each for UNI (9-2), including a homer by Bunch and an RBI triple by Kohl.