Three Big Takeaways: Cyclone softball takes down Northern Iowa for second time


Tyler Coe

Angelina Allen celebrates a run against Iowa on April 26, 2022.

Pavle Markovic, Sports Reporter

The Cyclones wrapped up the last day of the Doc Halverson UNI Dome Classic on Sunday as they were able to have their best game of the tournament in an 8-2 win over the Panthers to sweep them at their own home.

Swain and pitching staff dominate UNI’s offense

Junior right-handed pitcher Saya Swain was able to lock down once again as she was able to go four and two-thirds innings pitched allowing no hits and striking out six of the Panthers hitters while only allowing two walks. 

Swain has been a dominant reliever in the past two games, showing she can shut down opposing offenses to help lead her team to victory. Overall, the Cyclones only gave up two runs on three hits to the Panthers on Sunday which shows very promising potential for the rest of the season.

The bats were buzzing

Iowa State had its best day offensively in the entire tournament as they were able to crush the Panthers with eight runs on 12 hits. Sophomore first baseman Angelina Allen hit her first home run of the season as she was able to increase the Cyclone lead in the third inning. 

Four Cyclone hitters were able to get two hits each during the game which helped fuel their eight-run affair. This offensive outbreak could give Iowa State some much-needed momentum to carry on toward the rest of the season as they look to keep putting up numbers similar to these. 

Onto the next tournament

Iowa State finishes this Dome Classic with a 2-3 record overall after being able to beat the Panthers twice in Cedar Falls. The team now gets a chance to prepare for the next tournament as the Cyclones will get a chance to ride the momentum at the Fresno State Kickoff Classic starting on Friday in Fresno, California.