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Iowa State Travels to No. 15 Nebraska

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Release: 03/18/2014
         
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AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State softball team plays its final road game of a 23-game road stand before beginning a seven-game stretch of home games Wednesday when the Cyclones travel to No. 15 Nebraska for a game at Bowlin Stadium in Lincoln. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m.

Live stats for the game will be provided by huskers.com. Iowa State Assistant Director for Athletics Communications Patrick Tarbox will host a live blog the game that can be accessed here.

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  • Iowa State will play in its final game before opening a seven-game homestand Wednesday when the Cyclones head to Lincoln, Neb. to take on No. 15 Nebraska at Bowlin Stadium.
  • This will mark the first meeting between Iowa State and Nebraska since NU moved to the Big Ten in the summer of 2010. The two teams met 92 times as members of the Big Eight and Big 12 Conference.
  • Wednesday will mark Iowa State’s third game against a ranked opponent this season. The Cyclones have come close to knocking off their ranked foes in the previous two games, dropping a 1-0 game at No. 21 LSU on March 1 and falling to No. 7 Michigan 6-4 on Sunday.
  • Iowa State went to Louisville for their final non-conference tournament of the season, leaving with a 1-3 record. The Cyclones started out Friday with a 13-4 six-inning loss to Kent State before knocking off hosts Louisville, a team that was receiving votes in the national polls, 2-0. Saturday, ISU took a 6-3 loss to Wisconsin. Then on Sunday game the 6-4 loss to the No. 7 Wolverines.
  • Brittany Gomez will be looking to make school history Wednesday as she looks to become the sole possessor of Iowa State’s stolen bases record. Gomez has 48 in her career, tying her with Adi Blackmon (2000-03).
  • Gomez has also been one of the Big 12’s top hitters at the plate, leading Iowa State and ranking fourth in the Big 12 with her .438 batting average. She is one of seven players in the Big 12 to have an on-base percentage over .500 and she ranks fifth in the conference with her 39 hits this season.
  • Aly Cappaert is one of the top power hitters in the Big 12 this season, sitting tied for second in the league with her seven home runs and ranking fourth in slugging percentage at .724. She has also drawn a team-high 15 walks and has a team-high 55 total bases.
  • Lexi Slater came into 2014 with a career batting average of .248 in her first two seasons as a Cyclone. This year, the junior has become one of Iowa State’s biggest batting threats, hitting .416 with a .701 slugging percentage. She ranks second in the Big 12 with 10 doubles in 2014.
  • Kaite Johnson continues to be the ace of the ISU pitching staff, leading the Big 12 in wins (15), innings pitched (142.0), appaerances (24), starts (22) and complete games (15).
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