Softball team splits games of second day in California


Kirsten Caudle swings at a pitch in a game between ISU and Drake.

Tara Larson

The Iowa State softball team went 1-1 in its second day of play at the Aggie Invitational in Davis, California.

Iowa State (9-12) lost to San Jose State (17-9) in their first game of the day. The Spartans beat the Cyclones 4-1.

The Cyclone defense kept SJSU from earning a run for the majority of the game. The Spartans were unable to score until the fifth inning.

It was not until the final inning when the Cyclones earned their first run of the game, when freshman Sami Williams hit a homerun, her fourth of the season.

The second game of the day had a different ending. The Cyclones beat Seton Hall (9-8-1) 6-5.

The Cyclones scored first in the fourth inning. However, Seton Hall rallied back, earning three runs in the bottom of the fifth. The Cyclones trailed until the final inning, when the score started at 4-4.

The Cyclones pushed ahead with two runs in the top of the seventh inning. Seton Hall attempted to fight back, earning one run in the bottom of the seventh, but ultimately could not outscore the Cyclones.

The Cyclones are back on Sunday when they play UMass at 11:30 a.m. and UC Davis at 1:45 p.m. to finish out the tournament.