Cyclone softball upsets Houston on the road


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Brianna Weilbacher pitches in a game between ISU and Iowa on Oct. 4, 2015.

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The Iowa State softball team pulled off an upset against Houston to even the tournament record at 2-2, drowning the Cougars’ home-field record to 7-1.

Iowa State had previously held a 1-4 record against home teams, and now sit at 2-4 on the season. During the past practices, head coach Jamie Pinkerton had discussed about bouncing back during the later innings, and the Cyclones did just that.

Houston opened up the scoring, when Cougars’ Sarah Barker singled to left center, scoring in Maya Thomas.

Now similar to the game against Lipscomb, the Cyclones found themselves down to open the game, but the Cyclones found rhythm and responded two innings later.

Sally Woolpert singled down the right-field, scoring in Sami Williams unearned.

Iowa State did not let up and scored another two runs against the Cougars to end the scoring.

Williams singled up the middle, advancing to second base on the throw, scoring in Hannah Carter.

Williams would then advance to third base on a throwing error by the Cougars first baseman, allowing for Konz to score as an unearned run.

The Cyclones were led by right-handed pitcher Brianna Weilbacher, who saw last week’s performance earn her recognition as the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week.

Weilbacher pitched all seven innings, allowing only one earned run on two hits. She also combined for six strikeouts but did hit Maya Thomas with a pitch.

Overall, all of this case with a winning outing for the senior out of Columbia, Illinois, she is now 6-2 on the season.

Iowa State is now 12-12 on the season, and will have one more game in the Houston Hilton Plaza Classic against Penn State at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow.