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BYU softball sweeps SUU

2014-04-15T18:04:00Z 2014-04-15T23:39:04Z BYU softball sweeps SUUDaily Herald Daily Herald
April 15, 2014 6:04 pm  • 

 BYU women's softball swept Southern Utah in its doubleheader on Tuesday at Gail Miller Field. The Cougars won 10-2 and 8-2 and extended the winning streak over the Thunderbirds to 32 straight games.

"We played well it was nice to see," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "Obviously on the mound, McKenna Bull had a really good day. Offensively, Carly Duckworth was on fire, taking the extra base, base hit after base hit, smart plays. Carly had a really good day."

In the nightcap, Megan Arnold was 3-for-4 with two RBI and set a career high in hits, while Duckworth  also went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored. Duckworth tied her career high with her three hits.

BYU struck first in the second inning as Duckworth doubled, moved to third on an Arnold single and scored on a wild pitch for a 1-0 lead.

The Cougars scored three more runs in the third inning. Bravo reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to third on a single by Katie Manuma and scored on an errant throw by the shortstop. Arnold followed with a bloop single into center to score two more runs and make it 4-0. Sydney Broderick homered to left field with two outs in the fourth to make it 5-0.

Southern Utah's Madison Resley hit a two-out two-run homer in the fifth to cut the lead to 5-2.

BYU came right back for three insurance runs in the sixth inning. Manuma doubled in a run before she and Mercedes O'Connor came around to score on a single from Duckworth for an 8-2 lead.

McKenna Bull came in for a five-out save, allowing one hit and striking out two. Tori Almond started  and earned the win with 5.1 innings pitched with six hits, five strikeouts, four walks and two earned runs.

In the opener, Broderick went 3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base. Manuma drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double in the second inning.

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