Iowa State drops doubleheader to end season


Junior Aly Cappaert is congratulated by her teammates after the first of two solo home runs during Iowa State’s 11-4 loss against Kansas on Friday.

Garrett Kroeger

Iowa State closed the season by dropping its doubleheader against Kansas on May 9.

The Cyclones kicked off the scoring in the second inning of the first game when senior Jorden Spendlove hit an RBI single that scored senior Maddie Reese. Iowa State added to its lead in the second when Spendlove was brought home by junior Brittany Gomez.

After an inning of no scoring, Kansas cut the lead to one when it scored in the fourth. Iowa State then decided to make a pitching change, replacing senior Paris Imholz with Stacy Roggentien. The Jayhawks tied the game at two apiece in the fourth.

Kansas captured its first lead of the day when it scored two runs in the sixth. Imholz returned to pitch, and gave up a grand slam to give the Jayhawks a six-run advantage. The Cyclones lost 8-2 in the first game of the doubleheader.

In the second game, Kansas’ hot hitting continued when it jumped out to a four-run lead in the first inning. Iowa State made a pitching change, replacing freshman Brianna Weilbacher for Johnson.

In the second inning, the Jayhawks scored two early runs that resulted in another ISU pitching change as Roggentien came in for Johnson. Kansas then tacked on two more runs to claim an 8-0 lead before finishing with a 10-0 win against Iowa State.

The Cyclones finished the 2015 season with a 26-28 record.