Solo homer by Burkhardt the difference-maker
Sophomore Allie Bauch hit two home runs in the 7-4 defeat of ISU
Illinois shut out the Tigers, 3-0, in game one, but a big fifth inning led UM to a 9-6 win in the nightcap
Iowa won a slugfest, 10-7, but Illinois took the DH nightcap, 4-3, in eight innings
Iowa broke up Needham's one-hit shutout with two runs in the top of the seventh
Career Game-By-Game Stats: 2014
High School: Four-time first-team All-District ... District MVP 2011, 2012, 2013 ... District Pitcher of the Year 2011 ... Thee-time Lady Tiger team MVP 2011-13 ... First-Team NFCA All-Region 2013 ... First-Team All-CenTx 2011, 2012, 2013 ... All-CenTx Player of the Year 2011 ... Four-time Academic All-District ... TSWA 4A First-Team All-State 2011 ... State Player of the Year 2011 ... District Newcomer of the Year 2010 ... Four-year starter for Dripping Springs High School under Keith Tuck ... Went 82-12 in the circle over her final three seasons, with 664 strikeouts, including 278 as a senior with a 0.72 ERA and 17 shutouts ... Set 12 high school records, including consecutive wins (27), career wins (86), career shutouts (39), and career winning percentage (.832), while also registering a school record 47 career doubles and 171 career hits ... Led the Tigers to a 30-5-1 season in 2013, finishing undefeated (12-0) in the district and making it to the Regional Quarterfinals ... Played for the Texas Royals Gold in 2010-11 and the Texas Bombers Gold in 2012-13.
Personal: Born Brandi Kiam Needham ... Daughter of Bo and Sareena Needham ... Has two older sisters, Maegan and Haley ... Grandfather Bobby Needham played for the Milwaukee Braves organization from 1950-54.
Fun Fact: I have a knack for quoting movies
Favorite Movie: Sixteen Candles
Restaurant you have to get to when going back home: Flores
Favorite Midnight Snack: Strawberries
Famous person you admire and why? Jenny Finch; she has worked very hard to accomplish all that she has.
If you were to win $10 million, what would you buy? A house in the Cayman Islands
Your weirdest quirk: I hiccup everyday
Favorite professional sports team: Texas Rangers
Favorite TV Show: Suits
Crazy thing you dream of doing someday: Getting in a car without a map and going wherever the road takes me.