Cyclone softball go one for one in first day of Aquafina Tournament


Sophomore Sami Williams Slides into home after junior Sydney Stites hits a triple Sep. 23. The Cyclones defeated the Kirkwood Eagles 9-1.

Ivan Vega

Cyclones win on last swing by Bosworth

Iowa State defeated Georgia Southern with a score of 1-0, winning in the last inning of play to start their tournament in the Aquafina Invitational.

Kaylee Bosworth, junior catcher, swung the winning hit coming in the bottom of the eighth inning. She scored centerfielder Taylor Nearad.

This game was a huge game for the pitchers. Brianna Weilbacher (3-2) and Georgia Southern’s Kierra Camp (5-1) went together for eight strikeouts. They allowed nine hits together, but only allowing one run all together.

Weilbacher pitched all eight innings in this game, while Camp was later relieved.

This contest saw the first time in four games that Sami Williams has not gotten a hit since her games against Boise State and UNCG.

Sydney Stites was left on base three times, along with Nearad and Sally Woolpert being left on base twice and Kirsten Caudle once. That equals eight potential opportunities that could have resulted into game-defining runs.

Cyclones fall to Maryland

Iowa State went on with their double header by playing Maryland in a 9-5 defeat in their second game of the Aquafina Invitational.

The Cyclones went up against a very potent hitting Maryland squad, who accounted for 13 hits overall to the Cyclones’ 11.

Iowa State fell to an early deficit behind the pitching services of Emma Hylen (2-2) and Savannah Sanders. Freshman Julie Lewis finished off the game.

Hylen and Lewis allowed four runs individually, and Sanders only allowed one, but they could not manage to contain the score down to allow the Cyclones to come back.

The Cyclones had their first score of the game coming in the third inning, after already falling behind 5-0.

They continued to score in the last three innings but the Maryland offense continued to outscore them as they got four runs between the fourth and seventh inning.

Kaylee Bosworth had two runs on the game, while Sami Willaims, Hannah Carter, and Sydney Stites all had one.

Sally Woolpert had two RBIs, while Nychole Antillon and Taylor Nearad had one.

The Cyclones will now regroup to face No. 2 Florida at 3:30 p.m. and Illinois State at 6 p.m tomorrow.