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Iowa State Hosts No. 17 Baylor This Weekend

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Release: 05/01/2014
         
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AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State softball team plays its final home Big 12 series of the season this weekend when they take on No. 17 Baylor at the Cyclone Sports Complex. The first game of the series is Friday at 3 p.m., followed by a Saturday game at 2 p.m. and the Sunday finale at 11 a.m.

Sunday's game will mark Senior Day, as Iowa State will celebrate the careers of its five seniors with a pre-game ceremony. Fans are encouraged to be at the Cyclone Sports Complex by 10:45 a.m. to honor seniors Sara Davison, Sarah Hawryluk, Liana Henry, Hally Lenzine and Sara Rice.

All three games will be shown live on Cyclones.TV Powered by Mediacom and the Cyclones.TV web player. For more information about Cyclones.TV, click here. Live stats for all three games will be provided by cyclones.com and can be accessed here. Iowa State Assistant Director for Athletics Communications Patrick Tarbox will host a live blog during the games that can be accessed here.

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  • Iowa State will host its final Big 12 home series of the season this weekend when the Cyclones welcome No. 17 Baylor to the Cyclone Sports Complex for three games.
  • The Cyclones and the Lady Bears begin play Friday at 3 p.m. with Saturday’s game starting at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s at 11 a.m. Prior to Sunday’s game, Iowa State will honor its five seniors for their accomplishments at Iowa State.
  • ISU last played in a three game series at Texas Tech last weekend, picking up the win in one of three games. After TTU won the first game 15-0 in five innings, Iowa State came back on Saturday to knock off the Red Raiders 13-9. Tech won the rubber game 10-1 in five innings.
  • Brittany Gomez continues to be one of the most prolific lead-off hitters in the country, ranking fifth in the Big 12 and 63rd in the NCAA with her .405 batting average. Gomez has 66 hits on the season, marking the third-60+ hit season in Iowa State history. The sophomore got one of those two seasons last year when she recorded 66 hits.
  • During Iowa State’s doubleheader against Northern Illinois, Gomez became Iowa State’s all-time leader in career stolen bases. The sophomore, now with 53 steals to her name in her career, beat the record of 48 previously held by Adi Blackmon (2000-03). Gomez’s 22 steals in 2014 puts her fifth in the Big 12 54th 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 .360 with a .625 slugging percentage. She leads the Big 12 with 14 doubles in 2014. Her eight 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 81 to her name, 18 coming in 2014, ranks 47th in the NCAA among batters that are most difficult to strikeout. The senior has only struck out seven times in 139 at bats in 2014.
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