ISU to Face South Dakota State and Missouri

Iowa State will step out of conference play for a doubleheader with South Dakota State at the Southwest Athletic Complex on Tuesday before hosting Missouri in a Wednesday doubleheader. First pitch for both doubleheaders is slated for 2 p.m.


Schedule Tuesday South Dakota State at Iowa State, 2 p.m. Game two will start approximately 20-25 minutes after game one concludes. Wednesday Missouri at Iowa State, 2 p.m. Game two will start approximately 20-25 minutes after game one concludes.</pre>

Gametracker: Gametracker will be available for all games at

Quickly: Iowa State has taken the first game of the last three series but has dropped the second game on each occasion...Iowa State needs just four more wins to reach 24, which would mark the most since 1989...Jennifer Bigbee is hitting .556 (5-for-9) with seven RBI when there are runners in scoring position and two outs...Ashley Killeen has 35 RBI this season. Her previous high for a season was last year when she recorded 21 RBI in 50 games...Killeen is tied for third all-time at ISU in RBI (75)...The junior is just 13 RBI short of tying the school record...Fallon Johnson laced her fourth triple of the season to drive in a career-high three RBI in Saturday's contest against Oklahoma...Jessica Quade raised her average from .250 to .272 last weekend with a 4-for-6 performance against Oklahoma...Sophomore Stephanie Mosley had the best game of her career, going 3-for-3 with a RBI in Sunday's loss to the Sooners...Mosley moved into the starting right field spot six games ago and leads the team batting .417 (5-for-12)...Iowa State has scored 5+ runs in five Big 12 games. They did it just once last season.

Scouting the Jackrabbits: The Jackrabbits enter this week's doubleheader having lost four straight and six of their last 10. They dropped three games to North Dakota State after falling to Northern Iowa in the second game of the doubleheader. Prior to the game two loss to UNI, the Jackrabbits had defeated the Panthers and Wayne State for a three game winning streak. SDSU is led by Tessie Winterton, who is hitting .279 on the season and went 2-for-3 in the final game against NDSU. Kim Westendorf is 11-15 with a 2.50 ERA and serves as the team's primary starter. 2006 Record: 18-26 All-Time: Iowa State leads 1-0      

Last Meeting: 4/28/05, ISU won 7-1 in Ames. Head Coach: Shane Bouman (South Dakota State, ‘92)  Record at SDSU: 119-152 (Fifth Season) Assistant Coaches: Scott Miller, Beth Rohlena, Lindsay Reiter Scouting the Tigers: The Tigers enter Wednesday's doubleheader with the same overall and Big 12 record (20-22, 4-8 Big 12) as the Cyclones. MU dropped a pair of Big 12 contests to Texas A&M last weekend and have lost five straight games. The Tigers are led by a pair of sophomores. Jen Bruck (.351) and Micaela Minner (.333) are the only regulars that are batting above .500. Minner and Bruck also lead the team with nine and seven home runs, respectively. Bruck is 18-16 with a 3.41 ERA in the pitching circle while Megan Dennis is just 2-5 with a 5.23 ERA. 2006 Record: 20-22, 4-8 Big 12 All-Time: Missouri leads 41-29 (MU leads 10-9 in Ames.)         

Last Meeting: 4/6/05, MU won 11-1 and 9-1 in Columbia. Head Coach: Ty Singleton (Portland, ‘92)        Record at Missouri: 124-83 (Fourth Season) Assistant Coaches: Tom Royder, Autumn Eastes Run Production: The Cyclones are averaging 5.16 runs per game in the last six conference contests, all of which were against ranked opponents. Last year, Iowa State scored five or more runs in a conference game just once. This year, the Cyclones have accomplished the feat five times. 3-Peat: Alyssa Ransom earned victories over three straight ranked opponents before falling to Oklahoma on Sunday. Ransom was the winning pitcher in wins over then-No. 15 Texas A&M, No. 16 Nebraska and No. 22 Oklahoma. No Double Trouble Here: The Cyclones have ripped 52 doubles this year.  Last year the Cyclones had just 53 doubles all season.</pre>

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