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OSU Softball: Cowgirls Drop Second Straight in Ames, Fall 5-2 to Iowa State

“We’re just going to have to hit. Bottom line.”



[Devin Wilber/PFB]

The Cowgirls have totaled just two runs in their first two games in Ames.

No. 5 Oklahoma State fell to unranked Iowa State 5-2 on Saturday, dropping the weekend series and enacting the Cowgirls’ first losing streak of the season.

The Cowgirls logged both of their hits in the fifth and left the inning with a lead. Jilyen Poullard’s double to right field hit the ground just once before smacking the back wall at Cyclones Sports Complex, and it sent two Cowgirls home.

That line drive put OSU up 2-1, but their lead was short-lived. In the bottom of the sixth, Iowa State’s Milaysia Ochoa scored on a grounder. The Cowgirls would convert that hit into double play, and the Cyclones would even it up at 2-2.

After Iowa State went up 1-0 in the first, Ivy Rosenberry kept the Cyclones at bay for the next five innings. She pitched a complete game, struck out two batters and walked just one, but she fell to 10-3 on the season thanks to Camille Marin.

The Cyclones defense had a handful of impressive gems to keep the Cowgirls from scoring, but according to OSU head coach Kenny Gajewski, OSU needs to find a way to put the ball in play.

After winning consecutive games by run rule in Houston last weekend, with 11 and 10 runs respectively, the Cowgirls bats have gone cold. OSU scored three to beat Tulsa before dropping a five-hit game 2-0 to Iowa State on Friday and then logging even fewer hits on Saturday.

“Bottom line, we’re just not hitting and it’s a disappointing thing,” said Gajewski. “We’re better than what we’re showing. Credit Iowa State. They were taking it to us. It’s like I told our team, ‘We’re just going to have to hit.’ Bottom line. Despite giving up five, I thought we played better than what that looks like.

“We’re pitching good enough. It’s just too much stress on our arms. So, gotta hit. It’s the bottom line.”


Next Up

With the loss, the Cowgirls fall to 34-8 on the year and 12-5 in league play. They can’t win the series, but they could try to leave Ames with some momentum when the two teams square off at noon Sunday. The Cowgirls head to Wichita State for a mid-week game at 6 p.m. Wednesday before hosting Texas Tech next weekend in a series that begins at 6 p.m. Friday.

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