Iowa State will travel to Stillwater, Okla., to face Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener for both schools. The Cyclones are 1-9 all-time in Big 12 openers, with their only win coming in 2002 against Texas Tech.
Weekend Schedule Saturday, March 25 Iowa State at Oklahoma State, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26 Iowa State at Oklahoma State, 1 p.m. * - All games will be played at Cowgirl Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.
Gametracker: Gametracker will be available at Cyclones.com.
Quickly: The Oklahoma State series marks the first Big 12 series for Iowa State under first-year head coach Stacy Gemeinhardt ... Iowa State is 4-12 all-time in Stillwater ... Last year at this time, ISU had a record of 10-15 ... Ashley Killeen has 25 RBI this season. Her previous high for a season was last year when she recorded 21 RBI in 50 games ... Killeen is riding a career-best six game hitting streak ... Katie Reichling and Killeen were named to the Bethune-Cookman all-tournament team last weekend ... Amie Ford is 8-5 and boasts a 1.13 ERA that ranks second in the Big 12 ... Two players for ISU have batted in the same spot of the order in every game for ISU: Ashley Killeen (3rd) and Katie Reichling (4th).
Scouting The Cowgirls: The Cowgirls, who had a pair of games cancelled this week due to weather conditions, are led by centerfielder Shanel Scott and her .396 batting average. Scott has 36 hits from the leadoff position.
First baseman Kim Haye is the leading run producer for the Cowgirls, leading the way with four home runs and 25 RBI.
In the circle, Jessica Hoppock has logged 101.2 innings of work in 21 appearances and has a 7-8 record. Hoppock's 3.24 ERA ranks second on the team, behind Kristi Giustozzi's 2.72 ERA and 3-0 record.
Big 12 Rankings: Iowa State ranks near the top of the Big 12 in many statistical categories. Here's a look:
Team Rankings Batting - 8th (.257) Pitching - 3rd (1.46) Fielding - 10th (.947)
Individual Rankings Batting Average Ashley Killeen - 6th (.405) Runs Batted In Ashley Killeen - 7th (25) Earned Run Average Amie Ford - 2nd (1.13) Alyssa Ransom - 10th (1.69) Wins Amie Ford - T-9th (8) Strikeouts Amie Ford - 7th (90) Saves Alyssa Ransom - T-6th (1) Complete Games Alyssa Ransom - T-5th (9) Opponent Batting Average Amie Ford - 4th (.178) Innings Pitched Amie Ford - 7th (86.2)