Around the bases: The Wooo Pig Classic

Iowa State sophomore Savannah Sanders pitches during the second inning against Iowa Central on September 27, 2016.

Hannah Allen

The Cyclones performed well in the Wooo Pig Classic, going 2-3 in the tournament.


Savannah Sanders has been struggling.

Sanders pitched five innings against Arkansas. She gave up six runs on 10 hits with four earned runs and no strikeouts. 

She also pitched one inning and one out against Omaha. In that game she gave up four runs on five hits with four earned runs and two strikeouts.

Sanders has three wins and six losses on the season. She has a 4.49 earned run average and has given up a total of 59 hits and 37 runs this season.


Sydney Stites has played a big role for Iowa State this season. This weekend Stites proved she was the perfect addition to the team.

Stites had two home runs in the tournament and one of those home runs was a walk off home run to lift Iowa State over Omaha.

Against Tulsa, Stites had three-run home run to left field. 

So far this season, Stites has four home runs and 10 RBIs. Stites has also played amazing on the defensive side with a .964 fielding percentage.


Emma Hylen and Brianna Weilbacher each had strong performances this weekend.

Hylen pitched amazing in the second game against Tulsa, pitching a complete game giving up only one run on three hits. She had two strikeouts in the game.

She also performed well in the loss to Saint Francis. Hylen pitched a complete game giving up only three runs on seven hits. She also had seven strikeouts in the game.

Hylen now has six wins and five losses. She also has a 2.94 earned run average and 51 strikeouts on the season.

Weilbacher also pitched well when she came in for Sanders against Omaha.

Weilbacher pitched five innings and two outs. She gave up one run on four hits. Weilbacher also had five strikeouts in the game. 

Weilbacher has eight wins and four losses on the season with 75 strikeouts this season.

Home Run

Sami Williams.

The sophomore infielder has been on fire this season. Williams had at least one hit in every game this weekend. She has played a huge role in the leadoff position.

In the first game against Tulsa, Williams had the Cyclones’ only run. It was a solo home run to center field.

The second game against Arkansas, Williams had a base hit up the middle and would later score on a two-RBI single from Taylor Nearad.

In the third game, the second game against Tulsa, Williams started the game with a leadoff home run. She also had an RBI single in the game.

Against Omaha, Williams had a base hit up the middle in the first inning but was left stranded.

In the final game of the tournament against Saint Francis, Williams had a leadoff base hit up the middle and would score on Sally Woolpert’s two-run home run.

Overall, Sami Williams is doing a great job of getting on base. The leadoff spot is one of the most important spots in the lineup. Williams is setting the tone for the rest of the offense.

Against Tulsa, Williams had a leadoff home run and Iowa State would go on to score twelve runs in the game. 

Williams has a .398 batting average and has nine home runs this season. Compared to last season, Williams had a .363 batting average and eight home runs. Williams also has 20 RBIs for the season.