Iowa State Hosts Texas for Three Games
There were schedule changes for this weekend's series announced earlier today. The Cyclones and Longhorns will now play a doubleheader Friday starting at 2 p.m. with the second game following. The third game is currently slated to start Saturday at noon, but is subject to change depending on the weather situation.
Any further schedule changes to this weekend’s games will first be announced on Iowa State’s softball Facebook Page and Twitter account before being posted on Cyclones.com.
All three games will be shown on the Cyclones.TV web player for subscribers. The second game of the doubleheader and the third game of the series will be shown on the Cyclones.tv Powered by Mediacom TV channel.
Live stats for all the games 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.
- Iowa State returns to the Cyclone Sports Complex for a nine-game home series, starting on Friday against Texas.
- The Cyclones are coming off a 10-9 loss at Drake on Wednesday. ISU was down 10-5 heading into the top of the seventh inning and went on to score four runs, and just missed out on tying the game when a runner was thrown out at home.
- ISU saw its runs brought in from further down the order, as Sara Daivson and Jorden Spendlove each drove in two RBIs. Spendlove’s seventh-inning RBI-single was her 100th career hit as a Cyclone.
- 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.
- Brittany Gomez continues to be one of the most prolific lead-off hitters in the country, ranking fourth in the Big 12 and 45th in the NCAA with her .415 batting average. Last weekend, Gomez became the seventh player in program history to record multiple 50-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 19 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 .352 with a .639 slugging percentage. She ranks second in the Big 12 with 10 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 76 to her name, 13 coming in 2014, ranks 20th in the NCAA among batters that are most difficult to strikeout. The senior has only struck out three times in 106 at bats in 2014.