Cyclone softball 0-2 in first day of Oklahoma State series


Dalton Gackle/Iowa State Daily

Second basemen Nychole Antillon gets ready for a hit in her area.

Tara Larson

After a day of rainy play, the Iowa State softball team dropped both games of the first day of their series against Oklahoma State held at the Cyclone Sports Complex in Ames.

The Cowgirls started the first game by earning four runs in the top of the first inning. The Cyclones rallied back in the bottom of the inning when junior Nychole Antillon scored a single RBI to bring freshman Sami Williams through home base.

The Cyclones put one more run on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning, but Oklahoma State pushed back with two additional runs in the top of the fourth inning, bringing the score to 6-2.

Oklahoma State added four more runs in the seventh inning. The Cyclones were unable to earn any runs in the bottom of the inning, ending the final score 10-2.

The second game also started out in the Cowgirls’ favor, with a homerun scored in the top of the first inning. They earned one more run in the inning.

However, the Cyclones competed later in the inning, earning two runs by junior Kelsey McFarland and Antillon.

The Cyclones did not hold the tie for long. Oklahoma State earned two runs in the third inning and five in the next inning after that, bringing the score up to 9-2.

In the fifth inning, the Cowgirls earned two additional runs. The Cyclones fought back when Williams scored a homerun in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The game ended after the fifth inning, with a final score of 11-3.

“We made a lot of the right plays even if we didn’t execute them correctly,” head coach Jamie Trachsel said. “There were just so many errors and [we] gave so many opportunities that take us out of the game.”

The final game of the series is set for Saturday at noon.