Iowa State wins final game of Houston Hilton Plaza Classic


Head Coach Jamie Pinkerton talks to Member of the Iowa State Softball team during the 7th inning Sep. 23. The Cyclones defeated the Kirkwood Eagles 9-1.

Hannah Allen

Iowa State beats Penn State on the last day of the Hilton Plaza Classic- Cyclones 3, Nittany Lions 0

Emma Hylen got the start for the Cyclones. Hylen shined in the final day of the tournament. She pitched a complete game shutout, giving up only three hits.

In the bottom of the first inning, sophomore shortstop Sami Williams hit a leadoff solo home run to left field. It was her fourth home run of the season. The Cyclones took a 1-0 lead.

Junior second baseman Sydney Stites hit a two-run home run to left center in the bottom of the third. It was her second home run of the season to give the Cyclones the 3-0 lead. 

Stites and Williams both went 2-for-3 in today’s game. Williams had two hits including one home run. Stites had a triple, a home run, and two RBIs.

The Cyclones won three games and lost two this weekend.