The BYU softball team completed a sweep over San Diego on Saturday, finishing the series with a 7-1 win at Gail Miller Field.
“As coaches, we were very impressed with the team’s effort and energy today and all weekend,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “Again today, we played well in every area of the game. Today was another big win.”
Marissa Chavez earned the Cougars (24-10, 8-1 WCC) their first run of the game in the bottom of the third inning. Chavez singled to right field then, with Brooke Vander Heide at bat, advanced home on an error by San Diego (19-24, 3-6 WCC) catcher Madison Casiano who overthrew a ball to the first baseman.
To lead off the bottom of the fourth inning, Emilee Erickson hit a homer to center field, increasing the score to 2-0.
Then in the fifth inning Erickson drove in Rylee Jensen and Taylei Williams on a double to right center to make the score 5-0. Allie Hancock smashed one to the left field wall later in the inning, advancing all the way to third base. She then made it home on a single from Lexi Tarrow, extending BYU’s lead to 7-0.
After trailing 7-0 at the top of the sixth inning, San Diego’s Sophia Bjerk hit a home run to left field, giving the Toreros their first and only run of the game.
The Cougars return to Gail Miller Field at 6 p.m. Wednesday to take on Utah in the Deseret First Duel. The game will be televised on BYUtv Digital.
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BYU men’s golf finishes fourth at WCC Championship: At Stockton, California, BYU men’s golf took fourth place at the WCC Championship this weekend at The Reserve at Spanos Park.
“We gave a lot of shots away,” BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. “It was a disappointing last couple of rounds for us.”
Carson Lundell tied for the best round of the day with a four-under. His performance gave him BYU’s best overall score of three-under and a tie for sixth place.
Peter Kuest also finished in the top 10 with a two-under for the tournament. His five-under 67 in the first round was the second-best score on Thursday.
Rhett Rasmussen and Brock Stanger finished at two-over to tie for 20th. Kelton Hirsch ended with a nine-over.
BYU came into the day in third place and fell to fourth after shooting even-par in the final round to wind up at three-under. Pepperdine claimed the conference title with a 13-under. RJ Manke of the Waves took medalist honors with a six-under and playoff win over LMU’s Riley Elmes.
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