ISU softball shows offensive weapons in 10-1 win over North Dakota, 7-0 win over IUPUI


Senior shortstop Brittany Gomez retreated back to first base after a short pop up in the infield. Gomez didn’t have any stolen bases in the 7-0 win against IUPUI on Feb. 12. 

Curran Mclaughlin

After a tough battle with Eastern Illinois (3-1, 0-0 Ohio Valley Conference) the night before that went 10 innings and well past 10:00 p.m., Iowa State didn’t show any signs of fatigue coming into the day. The Cyclones’ batters showed energy in both games scoring 17 total runs with 19 hits at the plate.

Iowa State had no trouble against opponents North Dakota (0-2, 0-0 Big Sky) and IUPUI (0-4, 0-0 Summit League) in the second day of the Cyclone Invitational in Ames, Iowa, at the Bergstrom Football Complex.

Iowa State demolished North Dakota 10-1 winning by mercy rule in four and a half innings and won 7-0 against IUPUI in their rematch from last night

The North Dakota game was freshman pitcher Emma Hylen’s first start of her collegiate career. In the four innings that she played Hylen recorded six strike outs and gave up only three hits, a walk and a run in her first win against North Dakota.

The North Dakota game saw a return to form on offense by Seniors Brittany Gomez and Aly Cappaert.

Cappaert was at bat three times and walked away with two hits for four RBIs. Cappaert recorded a triple her first hit of the game and then hammered a 2-run homer straight into the Bergstrom Complex’s ceiling to put Iowa State at 1o. Cappaert scored two runs for Iowa State as well.

Gomez who had one hit, two RBIs, one stolen base and one run in the first game against North Dakota continued having success at bat in the rematch against IUPUI. Gomez in her second game recorded two hits, two runs and also had a stolen base and assisted in six outs and had three putouts at shortstop.

Left fielder Cathlin Bingham had a big day at bat as well having three hits out of four attempts. Bingham would have three RBIs and two runs with three catches for outs in the outfield.