Iowa State prepares for doubleheader clash with SEMO Tuesday


Tyler Coe

Saya Swain pitches the ball in game one against Oklahoma on Mar. 24, 2023.

The Iowa State softball team prepares to face off against Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) in a doubleheader Tuesday at the Cyclones Sports Complex.

The 14-25 Cyclones look to carry their momentum after upsetting No. 3 Oklahoma State on Sunday.

Iowa State finished the weekend going 1-2 against Oklahoma State but kept it competitive.

Junior Milaysia Ochoa had the game-winning hit Sunday against the Cowgirls and now looks to continue to produce against the SEMO Redhawks.

Senior Ellie Spelhaug pitched well Sunday, as she shut down Oklahoma State’s chances of getting in front of the Cyclones. Spelhaug now looks to continue her pitching dominance against the Redhawks.

This upcoming series against SEMO was added to Iowa State’s schedule due to playing fewer games than other teams as its games were either canceled or postponed due to weather conditions.

The Cyclones will now have three upcoming doubleheaders this week following Tuesday’s contests. They will host the Colorado State Rams for doubleheaders both Friday and Saturday.

Iowa State will have its work cut out while gearing up for the second half of the season with some big games coming up.

The SEMO Redhawks are on a hot streak, as the team went on a ten-game winning streak beating teams like Tennessee Tech, Morehead State, Southern Illinois and Lindenwood.

In these ten games, the team enacted the mercy rule five times as they have shown they have a great team all around.

The Redhawks now sit at 24-9 on the season, leading the Ohio Valley Conference.

The Cyclones will look to start off this big stretch with some wins as they prepare for the Redhawks to come to Ames.

The first game of the doubleheader against the Redhawks will start at noon Tuesday. Game two is currently slated to start at 2:30 p.m.