The U.N.I. softball team is off to a 6-0 start to Missouri Valley Conference play, but the Panthers will step out of conference action this afternoon when they visit Iowa State. U.N.I. coach Ryan Jacobs says the Cyclones are a very potent offensive club.
“I think they are struggling a little bit with their pitchers, trying to figure out who is going to be the one that they go to. But offensively they are a scary team, they can put up runs real quick,” Jacobs. He says they have used a short game in the past to generate runs, but now they can put up big numbers with this offense.
U.N.I. has won three out of their last seven meetings against Iowa State, including a 4-2 home victory a year ago. Jacobs says that he always expects mid-week and in-state games to be close contests.
Jacobson says both schools want to win, so they give their best effort every time and this time there is just one game to play. Today’s game gets started with the first pitch at 4:00. The Panthers will dive right back into conference play this weekend when they travel to Wichita State.
By Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls