Iowa State Hosts North Dakota, Omaha
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- Iowa State is back at the Cyclone Sports Complex for a trio of mid-week games. The action begins on Tuesday as ISU plays a doubleheader against North Dakota, starting at 2 p.m. The Cyclones are back on the diamond on Wednesday to play Omaha at 4 p.m.
- The Cyclones are looking to bounce back after falling in a three-game sweep to Texas at the Cyclone Sports Complex last weekend.
- Brittany Gomez continues to be one of the most prolific lead-off hitters in the country, ranking third in the Big 12 and 45th in the NCAA with her .420 batting average. Last weekend, Gomez became the second player in program history, joining Jenny Condon in 1988 & ‘89 to record multiple 55-hit seasons. With five more hits, Gomez can become the first player in school history with multiple 60-hit seasons.
- During Iowa State’s doubleheader against Northern Illinois, Gomez became Iowa State’s all-time leader in career stolen bases. The sophomore, now with 50 steals to her name in her career, beat the record of 48 previously held by Adi Blackmon (2000-03). Gomez’s 21 steals in 2014 puts her 37th in the NCAA.
- Against Drake, Gomez became the first player in ISU history to record two seasons with at least 20 stolen 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 .345 with a .621 slugging percentage. She ranks fourth in the Big 12 with 11 doubles in 2014. Her seven home runs this season, is the most in a single season in Slater’s career.
- Sara Davison has been one of the most disciplined hitters in the country in 2014. Iowa State’s career walks leader with 77 to her name, 14 coming in 2014, ranks 20th in the NCAA among batters that are most difficult to strikeout. The senior has only struck out four times in 113 at bats in 2014.
- Iowa State’s first Big 12 win of the season came by way of a 2-0 shutout victory over the Cowgirls. It was the fifth shutout of the season for Iowa State and the first against a Big 12 opponent since a 3-0 win over Kansas in 2009.