Softball team finishes 2-3 at Cathedral Classic

Travis Cammon

The ISU softball team traveled to Cathedral City, Calif., this weekend to play five games as part of the Cathedral City Classic, hosted by Oregon State.

The Cyclones finished the trip going 2-3 with wins against Colorado State and San Diego State.

In the wins, junior Tori Torrescano pitched both games earning her third and fourth wins of the season. Against the Rams, Torrescano pitched 6.1 innings, allowed six hits and two runs in a narrow 4-3 victory for the Cyclones.

Against San Diego State, Torrescano pitched all seven innings and allowed three hits in a 3-0 blanking of the Aztecs.

The weekend outings were not all great for Torrescano, as she gave up six hits and two runs in 5.1 innings in a 3-0 loss to Fresno State.

Then against Oregon State, the ISU offense exploded with 10 hits but was still not able to claim victory against the Beavers. Pitching was divided between Torrescano, Madison Jones and Miranda Kemp, who combined for nine hits and five runs against Oregon State.

Iowa State suffered its worst loss of the weekend at the hands of Pacific, which won 8-0. Iowa State had three total hits in that game, two by first baseman Erica Miller and the other by Jennifer Drahozal.

Jones started for the Cyclones, pitching 3.1 innings while giving up six hits and three runs. Senior Lauren Kennewell then took over and pitched 1.1 innings, giving up three hits and five runs.

The Cyclones are 4-9 on the season and will try to pick up a few more victories this weekend as they travel to El Paso, Texas, for the Valparaiso Invitational. Action is set to begin at 3:30 p.m.