Iowa State drops final game against Saint Francis in Wooo Pig Classic


Freshman infielder Sally Woolpert steps up to bat in the game against Omaha on April 14. ISU lost 6-4.

Ivan Vega

The final day of spring break was today for many students around the nation, but for the Cyclones softball team, it marked the final day of a 13-game, 10-day skid.

Today, the Cyclones took part in a game against Saint Francis, the same team they opened with.

Iowa State played a hard battle coming up short against the Red Flash with a 3-2 final score.

The Cyclones got on the board early in the first inning when junior Sally Woolpert got her first home run of the season, scoring in Sami Williams who was already on base.

That was the last of the Cyclones’ offense for the day, as they failed to add any more runs on the day.

The Red Flash came back starting in the bottom of the third.

Cheyenne McKee ran home three times to bring Saint Francis ahead of the Cyclones.

Coming in the third, Hayley Norton doubled into the center field, scoring in McKee.

In the fourth inning, Mikayla Bower doubled down the left field line, scoring in McKee.

And finally, Kassidy Troxell singled to the left field, scoring in McKee again, and placing the Cyclones tournament record to 2-3 in the Wooo Pig Classic.

Emma Hylen pitched all six innings, striking out a season-high seven batters, and giving up all of the three earned runs. 

The Cyclones now sit at 17-16 on the season going into Big12 play.

The Cyclones will regroup and get back to practice with a new goal in mind as the Big 12 Conference regular season starts on March 26 against Oklahoma State.