Iowa State swept by No. 16 Baylor


Photo: Jonathan Krueger/Iowa State Daily

Senior pitcher Tori Torrescano throws a pitch in the ISU game against Indiana State on Feb. 10 at Bergstrom Complex. Torrescano pitched the whole game and gave up seven hits in the 7-2 victory.

Isaac Hunt

In two drama-filled games one down-and-out, the Cyclones will come back from Waco, Texas, once again with no wins.

In the last five seasons Iowa State (14-19, 0-3 Big 12) has been 1-11 against Baylor (29-7, 3-2) with a 0-8 away record. Iowa State’s last win in Waco came in 2008, coach Stacy Gemeinhardt-Cesler’s third season.

This year her team would not go away so easily as last year’s 7-0, 6-0 and 7-1 losses to the Lady Bears.

In the first game of Friday, March 29, 2013’s doubleheader, Iowa State lost 13-0, only getting three hits off of Baylor.

Later that day down 3-1 Tori Torrescano hit in herself and fellow senior Erica Miller with her 11th home run of the season to send the game into extra innings tied 3-3.

After pitching Torrescano’s home run ball Baylor’s Whitney Canion (15-4) helped herself to a win by scoring the final run of the game in the 10th inning off of a sacrifice fly; ending any hopes of a win from Iowa State.

In Saturday, March 30’s matchup, the Cyclones found themselves ahead for the first time in two days.

After the first inning Iowa State led Baylor with a score of 2-1 with the help once again coming from senior Tori Torrescano’s bat and second home run hit of the series.

In the third inning both teams were able to bring in three runs, keeping the score at a close 5-4 in favor of the Cyclones.

After hitting in the tying run in the sixth inning Baylor proceeded to score two more with the help of an error and an illegal pitch.

Baylor won the final game 7-5 sending Iowa State home without any wins.

The ISU softball team will play later this week at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Northern Iowa.