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Cyclones set to host Kansas, aim to build off recent success

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Elizabeth Lane
The Iowa State softball team during the Iowa State vs. UNI softball game at Cyclones Sports Complex, April 2, 2024.

Iowa State will host Kansas for a three-game series starting Friday, looking to extend its win streak.

The Cyclones moved to 13-18 overall after defeating Northern Iowa on Tuesday, 8-3, and improved to 3-1 at home.

Several players from Iowa State had multiple hits including Milaysia Ochoa and Alesia Ranches. Third baseman Ashley Minor also added a game-high two RBIs for the Cyclones.

Freshman pitcher Aziza Rodriguez had a dominant day in the circle, finishing with five strikeouts and four hits from UNI.

The Jayhawks have an overall record of 22-12-1 and in the Big 12 Conference hold a record of 7-5.

Heading into Ames, the Jayhawks have lost their last four games against No. 1 Oklahoma and Nebraska.

When the Cyclones traveled to Lawrence, Kansas, last season they won the three-game series 2-1.

Prior to UNI, Iowa State is coming off of a three-game series on the road against No. 23 Baylor, where the team went 1-2.

The Iowa State Athletic Department is holding notable events and giveaways for each of the games. Friday they are giving out Iowa State bucket hats, Saturday is National Student-Athlete Day and Sunday they will be handing out Pink Crumbl Cookies.

Iowa State’s three-game series against Kansas will start with game one at 4 p.m. Friday and will continue with game two at 1 p.m. Saturday and conclude with game three at noon Sunday. All games can be streamed on ESPN+.

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