AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State softball team lost their Big 12 home opener, 8-4, on Friday against the No. 6 Texas Longhorns despite a two-run home run by Iowa State junior slugger Erica Miller. Starting pitcher Tori Torrescano (6-10) put in 5.1 innings of work for the Cyclones (9-16, 0-1 Big 12), and gave up six runs on eight hits before reliever Lauren Kennewell was brought in to finish the game.

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