ISU Softball Storms Past Ball State; Can’t Outlast Houston.

Curran Mclaughlin

Iowa State softball came into the Hilton Houston Plaza Invitational with the confidence to play well on any side of the ball. The Cyclones proved that talent tonight against their first two opponents in the tournament, splitting the games. 

Iowa State started the day off against Ball State (2-5, 0-0 MAC). The game was neck and neck until Iowa State stormed past with five runs in the fifth-inning with a two RBIs from Cathlin Bingham and three RBIs from Aly Cappaert to make the game 6-3. Ball State would respond with two runs of their own but the Cyclones outlasted their opponent to win 8-5

Iowa State wasn’t able to outlast Houston (5-2, 0-0 AAC) in its second game of the night as a seventh inning home run tied the game up for Houston sending it to the eighth. Houston would go on to win 4-3 in eight innings.

Iowa State’s batters showed signs of success throughout the batting order posting a .308 batting average for the day. Out of 10 batters, seven were able to record hits for the day.  Senior Aly Cappaert in her game against Ball State made two home runs bringing in a total of five RBIs and two runs. The Cyclones had 10 hits in their first game nine hits in game two.

Iowa State will play Toledo (1-4, 0-0 MAC) at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow.