Iowa State’s game against Texas Tech delayed in the fifth inning due to bad weather


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Infielder Sydney Stites watches the ball pass home plate.

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Due to heavy rainfall, Iowa State had its first home game of the season against Texas Tech delayed in the top of the fifth inning with the Red Raiders holding a 3-2 lead.

“It’s really frustrating,” Iowa State head coach Jamie Pinkerton said. “You can’t control Mother Nature but it is what it is, and I’m just disappointed for them [the players].”

Senior pitcher Emma Hylen got the start for the Cyclones, and Missy Zoch got the starting nod for the Red Raiders.

This matchup was scheduled to start at 4 p.m. but was moved to 2:30 p.m. due to the expected inclement weather.

The Red Raiders got things going offensively in the top of the third inning as hits by Karli Hamilton, Heaven Burton and Jessica Hartwell scored three runs and Texas Tech took a 3-0 lead.

“Lack of communication was our problem in that half inning,” said senior Catcher Kaylee Bosworth.

Iowa State closed in on Texas Tech’s lead in the bottom of the third inning as senior first baseman Sally Woolpert hit an RBI single that scored junior left fielder Hannah Carter and freshman Mikayla Ramos drew a walk that allowed senior center fielder Taylor Nearad to score.

“We kept on chipping away at the lead and kept battling to get hits,” said senior first baseman Kaylee Bosworth.

The heavy rainfall began in the top of the fifth inning and caused the game to be delayed with Texas Tech holding a 3-2 lead.

The Cyclones and Red Raiders will resume their first game in the top of the fifth inning at 1 p.m. Saturday which will be followed by their second game at the Cyclone Sports Complex.