No. 19/20 Baylor Softball Clinches Series Over Iowa State - KXXV Central Texas News Now

No. 19/20 Baylor Softball Clinches Series Over Iowa State

No. 19/20 Baylor softball (32-14, 9-6 Big 12) grinded out a 4-3 win to clinch the series over Iowa State (22-27, 3-11 Big 12) on Saturday afternoon at Cyclone Sports Complex.

Regan Green (10-4) made the start for the Lady Bears, going 4.2 frames and allowing six hits, three runs, and a walk, adding two strikeouts.

Gia Rodoni picked up her first save of the season, entering with two outs in the fifth and holding the Cyclones to two hits and three strikeouts to preserve the win for BU.

The Lady Bears got off to a quick start, with Jessie Scroggins dropping a bunt single in on the first pitch of the ballgame in the top of the first.

Kyla Walker legged out an infield single, leading into an RBI single for Shelby Friudenberg that would score Scroggins from second.

Goose McGlaun cracked the game open with a three-run bomb to centerfield, giving the Lady Bears the 4-0 lead through the first frame.

The Cyclones would tighten the game to a one-run BU advantage with a two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the third, but the Lady Bears kept ISU off the plate for the rest of the game to take the series win.

HIGHLIGHTS

Baylor won its seventh-straight series over the Cyclones, taking the series in each of the seven years since the conference moved to the three-game series format in 2012.

Shelby Friudenberg (183 career RBI) now sits just one back of Chelsi Lake (184, 2004-2007) to tie the program record.

Kyla Walker (2-for-4) posted her 15th multi-hit game of the season, the 56th of her collegiate career.

Goose McGlaun (1-for-2, 3 RBI, HR) hit her team-leading 12th home run of the season and took her season RBI count up to a team-high 42.

Nicky Dawson (1-for-2) pushed her hitting streak up to a career-high six games.

Gia Rodoni collected her first save of the season, spinning 2.1 scoreless innings to give BU the victory.

Baylor has won 20 of the last 21 meetings with the Cyclones and has won the last 10-straight games over ISU.

WHAT’S NEXT

Baylor will look for its third-straight sweep over ISU in the series finale, back in action on Sunday, April 29, at noon at the Cyclone Sports Complex in Ames.

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