Cyclones throttle Dartmouth 12-0 in five innings


Outfielder Taylor Nearad at bat during the game against the Texas Longhorns on March 29, 2018.

Sam Stuve

Five innings were all that was needed for the Iowa State Cyclones to defeat the Dartmouth Big Green 12-0 in the Cyclones’ final game of the Holy City Showdown on Sunday.

The Cyclones got the bats going in the top of the third inning when junior shortstop Sami Williams hit an RBI double, freshman catcher Mikayla Ramos hit an RBI single and senior first baseman Sally Woolpert hit a single with Ramos scoring off of an error.

Hannah Carter, Williams and Ramos scored in the top of the third inning and the Cyclones took a 3-0 lead.

Iowa State’s offense was on fire in the top of the fifth inning, as they drove home nine runs in the inning. Ramos and senior center fielder Taylor Nearad scored twice for the Cyclones in the top of the fifth inning.

Against the Big Green, seven different Cyclones scored and eight different Cyclones had a base hit, including Nearad and senior first baseman Sally Woolpert, who had three hits in four at-bats.

The Cyclones scored a season-high 12 runs and had a season-high 15 hits.

Sophomore pitcher Tatum Ksiazek made her first start on the mound for the Cyclones and earned her second victory of the season.

Ksiazek and company held the Big Green to one hit and only had one error in the field.

Iowa State now has a record of 6-6 this season.