Iowa State drops doubleheader against Miami of Ohio

Garrett Kroeger

The doubleheader against the Miami of Ohio Redhawks was not kind to Iowa State.

To kick off their two-game set, the Cyclones fell to the Redhawks and never led in the game.

The Redhawks opened the day by scoring five runs in the top of the first. After that, the Cyclones decided to replace starting freshman pitcher Brianna Weilbacher with senior Stacy Roggentien.

In the second, the Cyclones cut the Redhawks’ lead to two when senior Jorden Spendlove drove home junior Aly Cappaert and freshman Nychole Antillon. That was followed by a hit from junior Sammie Hildreth, which brought home Spendlove to make the score 5-3.

The 5-3 score did not last long as the Redhawks tacked on another run in the fourth. That score did not last long either, as senior Lexi Slater hit home junior Brittany Gomez to bring the Cyclones back within two of the Redhawks.

Two runs was the closest Iowa State would get, as Miami tallied three more runs in the final two innings to make the final score of the first game 9-4.

The second contest was almost an exact image of the first.

The Redhawks scored first once again, this time posting two runs in the second. Iowa State tied it up by way of two runs in the third.

Miami regained the lead when it scored one run in the fourth then added another in the fifth.

The Cyclones got within one run when Cappaert crossed home plate courtesy of a Scheffert hit in the fifth, to make the score 4-3.

The Redhawks tacked on one more run to make the final score 5-3 against the Cyclones.

The Cyclones will try to get back to their winning ways when they face Nebraska at 4 p.m. March 25 at the Cyclone Sports Complex.