The Utah Valley University softball team closes preseason tournament play at the Colorado State Classic this weekend in Fort Collins, Colorado. The three-day tournament will run Friday to Sunday, March 9-11, at CSU’s Ram Field.

The Wolverines will play a pair of games on Friday and Saturday, as well as a single game on Sunday morning. UVU opens the tournament against Idaho State on Friday at 9 a.m. MT and the host CSU Rams at 1:30 p.m. Utah Valley then faces both St. John’s (9 a.m.) and Idaho State (11:15 a.m.) on Saturday, before closing the weekend against the St. John’s Red Storm on Sunday at 9 a.m. Live stats will be available for all five games by visiting the CSU Rams website.

UVU enters the tournament with a 4-8 record after going 2-3 at the Red Desert Classic last weekend in St. George, Utah. The Wolverines picked up wins over Boise State (4-3) and in-state foe Southern Utah (9-6), but they fell to Nevada once and Weber State twice.

Utah Valley picked up its first win of the weekend via a walk-off victory over the Mountain West Broncos. With the game deadlocked in the bottom of the seventh inning at 3-3, Taleigh Williams and Eryn Sustayta helped set the table with back-to-back walks to put runners on first and second with nobody out. Following a pair of pop outs, Skylar Cook then put the ball in play with a bunt and pinch-runner Linnah Rebolledo came around to score from second on a throwing error to give the Wolverines the victory.

In the 9-6 win over the Thunderbirds, the long ball was key as UVU blasted out three home runs en route to recording its third victory of the …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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