Crown Point, Ind. -- The Youngstown State softball team dropped a pair of games against IUPUI, 4-0, and 9-4, at the Sparta Dome.
Freshman Ashley Kozial struck out four in four innings, but took the loss.
In game two, freshman Stevie Taylor belted a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead after one.
Mikovich went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored.
The Penguins gave up two runs in the second, three in the third and two more in the five in the 9-4 defeat.
The Penguins take on Norfolk State and UNC-Wilmington, March 7, at 10:30 a.m and 3:30 p.m., respectively, in Wilmington, N.C.