Cyclones Head South for Series vs. Cowgirls
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- Iowa State returns to Big 12 play this weekend with a three-game series in Stillwater against the Oklahoma State Cowgirls. The first game between ISU and OSU will be on Friday at 6 p.m.
- The Cyclones are coming off a 9-0 loss to in-state rival UNI Wednesday in Cedar Falls.
- ISU earned a sweep over Oklahoma State last season in Ames. The Cyclones picked up the three wins via scores of 11-8, 8-6 and 9-7.
- Brittany Gomez continues to be one of the most prolific lead-off hitters in the country, ranking second in the Big 12 and 27th in the NCAA with her .432 batting average. Her career batting average of .388 ranks tied for 39th among active Division I players.
- 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 19 steals in 2014 puts her 23rd in the NCAA.
- Aly Cappaert is having an outstanding sophomore season at the plate, ranking among the best in the Big 12 in home runs and slugging percentage. She has done that while leading the Cyclones in walks with 17.
- 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 .368 with a .632 slugging percentage. She ranks second in the Big 12 with 10 doubles in 2014. Her five home runs this season, the most rececnt coming last Saturday against Oklahoma, ties her season totals from her freshman and sophomore seasons.
- Sara Davison has been one of the most disciplined hitters in the country in 2014. Iowa State’s career walks leader with 75 to her name, 12 coming in 2014, ranks 10th in the NCAA among batters that are most difficult to strikeout. The senior has only struck out twice in 93 at bats in 2014.