Iowa State softball heads to Lincoln for clash against Nebraska


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Iowa State pitcher Saya Swain throws a pitch against Oklahoma State on April 10, 2022, in the Cyclones’ 11–1 loss.

Pavle Markovic, Sports Reporter

The 11-13 Iowa State softball team travels to Lincoln, Nebraska, Wednesday for a head-to-head matchup against the Cornhuskers.

The Cyclones look to claim a win as they had a bit of a long break from play recently.

Iowa State was scheduled to have its home opener in a two-game series against BYU Friday, but the series was later canceled due to the weather conditions.

The weather also affected its second home matchup Sunday, as it was scheduled to have another two-game series, but this time against the Omaha Mavericks. The matchup ended up being postponed instead of canceled, so the Cyclones will eventually get to play Omaha at home at a later date.

The Cyclones’ last tournament was a promising one, as they came away with a 4-1 record that included a combined no-hitter in the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu.

Freshman pitcher Jaiden Ralston continues to make a name for herself as she was able to help the Cyclones get four of those wins while helping finish the combined no-hitter. She will look to continue to produce for her team as they get ready to go up against Nebraska.

The Cyclones’ offense was able to put up a good amount of runs to help get them those four wins over the course of the weekend in Hawaii. This was something they struggled to get in the past, but now they look to put up runs against a tough Nebraska team. 

They now get to face off against a 19-9 Cornhuskers team who is currently looking to crack the top-25 rankings. Nebraska has been able to go up against many different ranked teams this season so it knows how to prepare against some of the best in the game. 

Iowa State will have its hands full as they look to compete against a gritty team in Nebraska.

The competition will continue to get tougher and tougher throughout the rest of the season as after this head-to-head matchup against Nebraska, the Cyclones will get to start Big 12 play at home against the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners starting Friday. 

Iowa State will play Nebraska at 4 p.m. Wednesday.