CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Iowa State (23-16, 0-9 Big 12) fell 10-2 to UNI (19-13, 9-3 MVC) on Wednesday afternoon at Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex. Senior Logan Schaben went 2-for-2 with a home run and a walk to pace the Cyclone offense.
UNI 10, Iowa State 2
The Panthers jumped out to a fast start on Wednesday in Cedar Falls, with Sammey Bunch hitting a lead-off home run in the bottom of the first to give UNI a 1-0 lead. Ellie Owen collected a RBI single to center field later in the inning to put the Panthers ahead 2-0 after one.
Cyclone center fielder Skyler Ramos had the defensive highlight of the day in the bottom of the first, scaling the fence in center field to rob what would have been a home run by Adara Opiola.
The Panthers added to their lead in the second inning, plating an unearned run on a Cyclone throwing error.
A Skyler Ramos walk, followed by a double off the bat of Sami Williams gave Iowa State life in the top of the third inning. Ramos would later come in to score when Mikayla Ramos collected a RBI on a sacrifice fly, cutting the deficit to 4-1.
Schaben crushed a solo home run in the top of the fourth to make the score 4-2. It was Schaben’s fourth home run of the season, ranking fourth on the team.
A bases-loaded walk allowed UNI to get the run back in the home half of the inning, putting the Panthers in front 5-2. UNI put the game away with a big sixth inning, pushing five runs across, including a three-RBI triple to right field that secured the run-rule victory.
Iowa State will head to Fargo, N.D. for a three-game series at North Dakota State this weekend.