The 2023 season wrapped up the best three-year stretch since the early 2000’s under third-year head coach Meghan Von Behren. Ames finished with a 23-17 record, and 13-3 mark in IAC-North play – a win shy of a divisional title. The Little Cyclones fell to top-ranked and eventual state champion Ankeny Centennial in a regional final. It marked the first time in program history the Little Cyclones had made it to back-to-back regional finals.
Record Season Finish
The Little Cyclones won 65 games over the last three seasons, the best three-year stretch since winning 71 in the three seasons from 2002-04.
Most Career Home Runs
Graduating senior Ireland Buss set the program career home runs record as a junior, finishing with a total of 19. Buss also owns the school’s runs scored and slugging percentage records.
Senior Ellie Lynch finished her softball career as a four-time All-State player. Lynch was a third-team All-State honoree after her freshman season, second-team after her sophomore campaign, and earned First Team honors each of her final two years at Ames.
|Season||Head Coach||W-L||Conf/Div W-L||Postseason Result|
|2021||Meghan Von Behren||20-20||9-11 (CIML-Iowa)||Regional Semifinal|
|2022||Meghan Von Behren||22-19||11-12 (CIML-Iowa)||Regional Final|
|2023||Meghan Von Behren||23-17||13-3 (IAC-North)||Regional Final|