Softball drops final two games of Aggie Invitational


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Outfielder Cathlin Bingham slaps the ball and lets go of her bat as she runs to first base on May 3, 2015.

Tara Larson

The Cyclones softball team ended their play in Davis, California with two losses on the final day.

The Cyclones (10-14) began their day against UMass (6-14). Kelsey McFarland started out the game offensively for Iowa State with a homerun in the first inning. This was the junior’s second dinger of the season.

The Cyclones remained scoreless over the next four innings, until Talyn Lewis hit a single RBI in the sixth inning.

By the end of the seventh inning, the two teams were tied 3-3, resulting in an extra inning. The Cyclones fought, gaining one run, but the Minutewomen scored three runs in the final inning. The game ended 6-4.

Next, the Cyclones played UC Davis (9-17).

The Cyclones ended up on the scoreboard first again. Cathlin Bingham hit a single RBI, stole second base and was brought home by Talyn Lewis’s double RBI.

However, this run was the only run the Cyclones would score throughout the game. The Aggies racked up three runs in the rest of the game, ending with a 3-1 win.

The Cyclones ended their weekend in California 2-3 overall. They play next on Tuesday against UFC in Orlando, Florida.