ISU softball drops series against Texas Tech


Junior outfielder Cathlin Bingham bats in a 17-0 Cyclone loss to the Baylor Lady Bears.

Curran Mclaughlin

The bats were on display in ISU softball’s third game against Texas Tech (21-26, 6-6 Big 12) as both teams combined for 19 hits.

Offense was in bulk and was utilized by both teams but a six run inning in the fifth propelled Texas Tech to win by run rule, 13-5.

Iowa State and Texas Tech came out swinging to begin the game, scoring three runs each. ISU senior Aly Cappaert knocked one out of the park to score two of those three runs.

That home run puts Cappaert at 10 home runs this season, this marks her as only the second player in ISU softball history to have three seasons with 10 home runs or more.

The offense continued to be consistent on both sides with Iowa State staying within two runs for the majority of the game.

It wasn’t until the fifth inning when Texas Tech achieved four hits to help score six runs.

Iowa State’s five runs came off seven hits. Three of those hits belonged to junior Cathlin Bingham who also scored two runs and recorded an RBI during the game.

This marks Iowa State’s second loss of the series against Texas Tech, the Cyclones managed to win Friday followed by two losses to drop the series.