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No. 17 Oklahoma State Run-Rules Cyclones for Series Split


This news story was published on March 28, 2011.
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AMES, Iowa ñ No. 17 Oklahoma State posted six run innings the third and fifth to lead them to a 15-1 five-inning win over Iowa State Sunday afternoon. |AMES, Iowa ñ No. 17 Oklahoma State posted six run innings the third and fifth to lead them to a 15-1 five-inning win over Iowa State Sunday afternoon at the Southwest Athletic Complex. The loss drops the Cyclones to 15-9 on the season and 1-1 in Big 12 play. The Cowgirls improve to 28-7 and 1-1 in conference competition.

Tori Torrescano led off the Cyclone half of the second inning with a first-pitch home run to the scoreboard in right-centerfield to give Iowa State an early 1-0 advantage. It was Torrescano’s fifth home run of the season and her second in as many days.

The lead did not last long as Oklahoma State’s Sammy Jo Diffendaffer took the second pitch of the top of the third over the right field wall to tie up the game 1-1.

The Cowgirls added another via an Alysia Hamilton RBI-single after Ali Morrison reached on a double. Chelsea Garcia cleared the bases and gave the Cowgirls a 5-1 lead with a three-run home run to leftfield.

Iowa State had a shot to respond in the bottom of the third with singles by Kelsey Enslin, Heidi Kidwell and Dalyn Varela loading the bases with two outs for Torrescano. However, Torrescano was dismissed on three Simone Freeman pitches to end the inning.

Rachel Zabriskie took the loss for the Cyclones, dropping to 9-5 on the season. The senior went 2 2/3 innings allowing six earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three.

Freeman picked up the win for the Cowgirls, improving to 8-4 on the season. Freeman pitched four innings allowing five hits and one earned run while striking out five Iowa State batters.

The Cyclones return to the diamond Wednesday at Northern Iowa with a 4 p.m. CDT. Iowa State returns home on Thursday for a doubleheader at Creighton with the first game beginning at 2 p.m.

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