Iowa State doubleheader against Minnesota moved to Ames

Isaac Hunt

Iowa State (19-24, 4-8 Big 12) would have been traveling to Minneapolis to play Minnesota on its home field if the weather hadn’t intervened. 

Due to snow in Minnesota, the teams decided to play their doubleheader in Ames rather than schedule a makeup date even though the Gophers have only hosted three games this season. 

Minnesota has faced many weather cancelations and postponements, like Iowa State, and has not played a game in more than a week.

The Gophers boast a 26-15 overall record in the year and current hold the No. 34 spot in the USA today rankings and No. 31 in the softball poll.

Minnesota has won the last four meetings against Iowa State and lead the all-time series at 42-30. 

The ISU softball team bats with a .290 average while its opponents bat .329. Minnesota hits .250 while giving up a .234 batting average to its opponents.

The batting average for the Gophers may be lower, but they have two hitters in Kaitlyn Richardson (.477 batting average) and Tyler Walker (.406) who strongly lead their team. 

Iowa State plays its first game at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, and will tentatively play its second game at 4 p.m.