Aggies come up empty in Texas tourney
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 14:02
The Utah State University softball team traveled to Austin, Texas over the weekend to compete in the Texas Invitational. The team lost all five games and has yet to win a game this year. The loss gives the Aggies a record of 0-15 so far this season.
The Aggies started off the tournament with a pair of losses against Lamar University and No. 24-ranked University of Tulsa on Friday. In the first game, Lamar took a 3-0 lead in the second inning and never looked back, winning 5-2. The Tulsa game was called after five innings and an 8-0 lead by the Golden Hurricanes.
On Saturday the Aggies had another double-header. The first of the two games was against No. 6 Texas. It was also called at the end of the fifth inning after the Longhorns held a 13-2 advantage over the Aggies.
Saturday’s second game featured a rematch between Utah State and Tulsa. Pitcher Mandy Harmon and the rest of the Aggies were able to keep the game close by only allowing three runs but were unable to score runs of their own and lost 3-0.
USU played its fifth and final game of tournament Sunday in a rematch against Lamar. The game was scoreless until the top of the fifth inning when Rachael Hunsaker hit a triple that drove in a run for the Aggies, but Lamar answered back in the bottom of the fifth with two runs of its own and won 2-1.
The Aggies will look to get their first win next weekend when the team travels to Southern California to compete in the San Diego Classic. They will play their first game of the tournament against New Mexico on Friday. They will also play against San Diego, San Diego State, Fresno State and Boise State.