Cyclones beat Oklahoma State 10-9 in final game of series


Iowa State junior Brianna Weilbacher pitches in the fourth inning. 

Tara Larson

Iowa State’s softball team finished its three-game series with Oklahoma State on a high note.

The Cyclones (16-30, Big 12 1-11) beat the Cowgirls (28-16, Big 12 8-1) on Saturday by a final score of 10-9.

Oklahoma State started things off when they earned two runs in the top of the first inning. The Cyclones pushed right back in the bottom of the inning, though. Iowa State’s first batter, freshman Sami Williams, hit a home run that sailed over the fence. She now leads the team in season home runs with seven total.

In the bottom of the second inning, the Cyclones took advantage of an Oklahoma State error when freshman Megan Schweitzer tied up the score. Schweitzer stole both third and home bases, bringing the score to 2-2.

The Cowgirls earned one run in each of the fourth and fifth innings, but the Cyclones really stirred things up in the bottom of the fifth inning

Senior Cathlin Bingham hit her first triple RBI of the season, and was brought into home when Williams hit a single RBI. Later, bases were loaded by Williams, Kaila Konz, and Logan Schaben when Kelsey McFarland hit a home run, bringing the Cyclones up to 7-4.

The Cowgirls fought back by putting five additional runs on the board in the sixth inning, but the Cyclones did not give up quite yet. They tied the score 9-9 in the bottom of the sixth.

After pitcher Savannah Sanders held off the Cowgirls from getting any runs in the top of the seventh inning, Schweitzer stole home, ending the game at 10-9.