Cyclones end season with loss to Oklahoma State


Iowa State shortstop Sami Williams fires a ground ball over to first base during the Cyclones’ 4-2 win over Iowa in the Cy-Hawk Series on April 25, 2018.

Noah Rohlfing

Iowa State women’s softball’s season came to a close with a 5-1 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday in the fifth-place game of the Big 12 Tournament. 

The game started off brightly for the Cyclones as sophomore Sami Williams hit a lead-off home run (her 12th of the year) to give the Cyclones a 1-0 lead. 

Iowa State held off the Cowgirls until the bottom of the third inning, when Oklahoma State scored two runs and took the lead.

They would hold the lead the rest of the game. 

Iowa State struggled offensively to get hits off of Cowgirls pitcher Emmie Robertson. Robertson gave up three hits in four innings and took home the win for Oklahoma State. 

The Cowgirls added insurance runs in the fourth and fifth innings to push the gap to 5-1. Iowa State had its chances but went 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position. 

Iowa State fell to 23-33 in head coach Jamie Pinkerton’s first season and completed an 0-3 weekend in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.