The Utah Valley University softball team managed to pull out a 10-9 extra-inning victory over St. John’s before falling to Idaho State, 7-3, on Saturday afternoon at the Colorado State Classic in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Trailing St. John’s 9-7 in the final inning, UVU (6-10) scored two runs in the seventh to force extra innings and the go-ahead run in the eighth en route to recording the extra-inning win over the 2017 Big East champion Red Storm (5-13). Then, with the Wolverines holding a 3-1 lead in the fifth over ISU, the Bengals (1-12) scored six unanswered runs on their way to defeating Utah Valley in Saturday’s second game.

Game one vs. St. John’s

Trailing 3-1 in the early stages of the opener to the Big East Red Storm, Utah Valley loaded the bases in the fourth thanks to consecutive singles from Abbie Tuttle, Basia Query and Peyton Angulo. With the bases juiced and nobody out, Madison Sisco delivered the big hit with a grand slam to left center to give the Wolverines a 5-3 advantage.

Utah Valley then tacked on two more runs in the top of the sixth to extend its lead to 7-3. Following a double from Query and a single from Angulo, Lyndsay Steverson then drove both home with a clutch two-out, two-run double to the opposite field to give UVU a four-run cushion.

The defending Big East champion Johnnies didn’t go away though, as they responded with six runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth to take a 9-7 lead. Following a defensive miscue and a hit, Jessi Bryant followed with a two-run double to make it 7-5. Amelia Ditolvo then pushed home another run on a squeeze bunt, and Lauren Zick …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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