Iowa State Softball defeats Northern Iowa

Iowa State Softball defeats Northern Iowa
April 2nd, 2024 |

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (13-18, 3-6 Big 12) earned its first midweek win of the season on Tuesday, downing in-state foe UNI (16-12, 4-2 MVC) by a score of 8-3 at the Cyclone Sports Complex on a blistery day.

The Cyclones opened the month of April with a convincing win over the Panthers who are ranked 48 in the RPI as ISU used two three-run innings to power past the team from Cedar Falls.

Tuesday’s game featured four homers, two from each team, as the wind was billowing at 25 miles per hour. ISU took an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first and never looked back, holding control throughout as it earned its 13th win of the year.

Milaysia Ochoa and Alesia Ranches each had a pair of hits on the afternoon, while Angelina AllenTiana PooleAshley MinorMaddie KnowlesMcKenna Andrews and Olivia Wardlow all chipped in one. Minor had a game-high two RBI on the day as she blasted her fifth homer of the year in the third inning.

Karlie Charles started in the circle for the second straight outing, going three innings and giving up two runs on four hits. Aziza Rodriguez (4-6) had a great outing in her relief appearance, pitching the remaining four frames and allowing just one run while striking out a career-high five batters.

UNI had eight hits on the afternoon, with six coming from three players. Alexis Pupillo, Ava Smithson and Daryn Lamprecht each had two hits and each accounted for one of the three RBI on the day. Three Panther pitchers saw the circle, with Samantha Heyer (7-5) earning the loss.

Tuesday Notes
Home Runs
Iowa StateAngelina Allen (10), Ashley Minor (5)
UNI: Alexis Pupillo (12), Daryn Lamprecht (3)

WP – Aziza Rodriguez (4-6): 4.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts
SV – N/A
LP – Samantha Heyer (7-5): 2.2 IP, 5 hits, 6 runs (4 earned), 0 walks, 2 strikeouts

On Deck
Following its midweek victory, Iowa State will be back at the Cyclone Sports Complex this weekend when it hosts Kansas for a Big 12 series. The Cyclones and Jayhawks will first meet on Friday, April 5, at 4 p.m. in the first part of a three-game series.


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