A walk-off win for the Cyclone softball team


Sami Williams up to bat against Drake University on April 13. 

Presley Polvere

The Iowa State Cyclones beat the Baylor Bears, 6-4 in the second game of a three-game home series.

The Lady Bears struck first in the top of the third inning with a solo home run by freshman Emily Hott. It was back to back for the Lady Bears with a senior Goose McGlaun home run, extending the Baylor lead 2-0.

The Cyclone offensive party started in the bottom of third. The Cyclones started out with the bases loaded and no outs, but the Baylor defense got a runner out at home. But it was freshman Milaysia Ochoa’s up the middle single that brought both sophomore Carli Spelhaug and senior Sami Williams home to tie it up, 2-2.

In the top of the fifth, the Lady Bears responded with a solo home run from sophomore Lou Gilbert.

Ochoa hit a two run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Cyclones the lead, 4-3.

An RBI double from the Lady Bears tied it up in the top of the sixth, 4-4. Junior Shannon Mortimer was able to keep the Lady Bears at one run going into the bottom of the sixth.

In the bottom of the seventh, Williams hit a walk off two-run homer to beat the Lady Bears, 6-4.

The series finale will be played at Noon on Sunday at the Cyclones Sports Complex.