ISU softball beats Indiana State 3-2; second game rained out


Brian Mozey/Iowa State Daily

Senior catcher Sammie Hildreth came up to the plate with runners on second and third and the chance to take the lead. Hildreth went a perfect 3 for 3 with three RBI’s and two scored runs in the 8-7 win against Eastern Illinois on Feb. 12. 

Curran Mclaughlin

The storm held off for most of Iowa State’s double header against Indiana State (7-24, 1-5 MVC) on Wednesday afternoon. But, by the time Iowa State was into the fourth inning of the second game, lightning struck and the rain fell fast and hard.

Iowa State was able to hold on with solid defense in game one to win 3-2. The second game of the night was cancelled due to rain delay.

In the first game of the day, Iowa State and Indiana State came out swinging as both teams recorded two runs in the first inning.

Those runs came off of the bats of catcher Sammie Hildreth and first baseman Kaylee Bosworth who had back to back singles with the bases loaded.

The winning run would come from a solo home run by third baseman Sally Woolpert in the bottom of the fourth to go up 3-2.

The Iowa State defense would then tighten down on the opposing batters with the help of closing pitcher Emma Hylen.

Together Hylen and the Cyclone defense didn’t allow a single hit in three innings from Indiana State.

Hylen was awarded her third save of the season.

Iowa State’s second game however saw miscommunications on both sides of the ball for Iowa State.

Iowa State, down 7-1, was saved by the grace of nature when lightning was spotted at the top of the fifth inning followed by hard rain. The game went into rain delay, and after an hour of waiting the game was called off.