A strong finish to the regular season has the Iowa State softball team confident heading into this week’s Big 12 tournament. The Cyclones take on Kansas in Friday’s opening round after finishing the regular season 25-28 and 7-11 in league play. The seven conference wins are the most an Iowa State team has recorded in the Big-12.
ISU coach Stacy Gemeinhardt-Cesler says they started out kind of slowly with a 1-8 record, but finished the last half of the season 6-3. She says things changed after she shook up the lineup in a mid-April home game against Nebraska. Gemeinhardt-Cesler says they felt the players that had been playing weren’t doing their job, and after the change they played a lot better.
Gemeinhardt-Cesler says the Cyclones have been playing better as the weather has improved. She says they had a lot or errors early on and they ended up being one of the best fielding teams. She says that was probably due to getting used to playing outside and improving on defense.