ISU softball team suffers third-straight loss to Oklahoma

Ben Paulus

The Iowa State softball team dropped its third-straight game to Oklahoma on Sunday, losing 11-0 in five innings.

Iowa State struggled to get any offense going, recording only two hits on the day. The first of those hits came off the bat of Sara Rice in the second inning, the only threat the Cyclones posed in the game.

With the bases loaded and the Cyclones down by a lone run, ISU left fielder Maddie Reese popped up to end the inning.

ISU pitcher Katie Johnson held the potent Sooners offense to one run through the first three innings.

The fourth inning is where things started to get away from the Cyclones. The Sooners rallied for three quick runs off Johnson before Iowa State brought in Paris Imholz.

With the bases loaded and zero outs, Imholz surrendered a bases clearing triple to put the Cyclones down 7-0.

After the Sooners added four more with the help of a three-run home run by Macey Hatfield, they finished off the Cyclones with a 10-run inning.

Iowa State fell to 17-14 on the season with the loss and will take on Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls on Wednesday at 4 p.m.