Iowa State outduels No. 14 Texas A&M
Torrescano allowed three hits and struck out four
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State (12-24, 1-8 Big 12) upset No. 14 Texas A&M (27-11, 7-3 Big 12) on Saturday 2-1, behind junior pitcher Tori Torrescano's fourth complete game of the season. Torrescano (7-16) allowed just three hits, and struck out four batters, in Iowa State's first win against a top-15 team since the 2009 season.
Through 114 pitches against the Aggies, Torrescano allowed just a single run on back-to-back doubles by Brittany Walker and Kelsea Orsak in the top of the third inning with the Cyclones up 1-0. The lone run against the San Diego, Calif. native marks the first time this season Torrescano has held an opponent to fewer than two runs when throwing at least five innings.
Sophomore designated hitter Sara Rice drove in both of Iowa State's runs, drawing a bases-loaded walk from Aggie starter Mel Dumezich (19-8) in the first inning and plating Erica Miller with a double down the left field line in the fifth for the winning run. Dumezich pitched six innings for Texas A&M, allowing two runs on five Cyclone hits, walking three and fanning four.
Leading off in the first inning, Amber Ewert lined out to third base before Sara Davison walked and Miller singled to put runners at first and second. Torrescano earned her own walk before Rice's base-on-balls sent Davison trotting home from third for the first run of the game. A pop out from Dalyn Varela and fly out from Jorden Smith ended the Cyclone threat.
With the teams tied 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth, Rice put the Cyclones up for good with her line drive double to score Miller who singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch from Dumezich.