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Iowa State Hosts South Dakota, Iowa

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Release: 04/21/2014
         
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AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State softball team wraps up its nine-game home stand over the next two days with a trio of games. The Cyclones will host their doubleheader against South Dakota, a make-up from the original schedule that was pushed back due to rain, on Tuesday beginning at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, Iowa State hosts the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series match-up against Iowa, starting at 4 p.m. at the Cyclone Sports Complex.

All games will be shown on Cyclones.TV Powered by Mediacom and the Cyclones.TV web player. For more information, click here. Live stats for all games will be provided by cyclones.com, click 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 wraps up its nine-game homestand on Tuesday and Wednesday with a trio of games. The Cyclones get back to softball with a doubleheader against South Dakota, starting Tuesday at 2 p.m. ISU then takes on Iowa as part of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series Wednesday at 4 p.m.
  • ISU had the weekend off via its Big 12 bye week. During mid-week action, Iowa State swept a doubleheader against North Dakota while an attempted comeback against Omaha came up one run short.
  • Brittany Gomez continues to be one of the most prolific lead-off hitters in the country, ranking eighth in the Big 12 and 80th in the NCAA with her .403 batting average. Gomez became the second player in program history, joining Jenny Condon in 1988 & ‘89 to record multiple 55-hit seasons. With two 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 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 tied for forth in the Big 12 39th 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 .368 with a .656 slugging percentage. She ranks tied for second in the Big 12 with 13 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 78 to her name, 15 coming in 2014, ranks 17th in the NCAA among batters that are most difficult to strikeout. The senior has only struck out four times in 124 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.
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