USU wins three, drops four over the weekend
Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:02
The Utah State Softball team had a rough showing this weekend. The Aggies started off the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic winning their first three games but dropped the final four to close out the tournament.
The Aggies beat California State Northridge, University of California, Riverside and Indiana but lost to Texas Tech University, Louisiana State and Southern Utah.
Utah State 12, Cal State Northridge 9
CSUN got an early lead off a two-run homer in the bottom of the first. Sophomore Kassy Uchida answered in the top of the second with the Aggies' first home run of the season to tie the game at 2-2.
The Aggies scored four runs in the fourth inning, but CSUN players tied it up at 6-6 with some big bats of their own.
Utah State had a huge offensive inning in the sixth and doubled their score. Freshman
Haley Fronton led the way for the Aggies with doubles on both of her plate appearances. Five Aggies tallied RBIs on the inning to give USU the win.
Utah State 5, UC Riverside 1
The Aggies jumped to an early lead with a two-run blast off of infielder Christine Thompson for the second home run of the season.
Freshman Jolene Koons hit a ball deep into right field for a two-run triple to give the Aggies a 4-0 lead and then scored on a UCR error. The Aggies led 5-0 after the second.
UCR picked up one run in the seventh, but the Aggies held on for a 5-1 win.
Utah State 6, Indiana 3
A four-run first inning gave the Aggies an early lead against Indiana. Starting pitcher Shelby Tyteca did not allow the Hoosiers to gain momentum and after four innings had given up four hits.
Indiana scored three runs in the final two innings, but pitcher Mandy Harmon closed out the game to give Tyteca her third win of the season.
Utah State 2, Texas Tech 11
TTU scored first with two runs to lead off the game. Kelley Kaneshiro picked up an RBI for the Aggies in her first at-bat, knocking in Uchida to cut the deficit to one at 2-1.
Texas Tech sparked an offensive surge with a two-run homer and scored five more runs in the fifth inning to eight-run rule the Aggies.
Utah State 0, Louisiana State 13
In the Aggies' final Sunday game, they went head to head against No. 25 ranked LSU. The Aggies fell behind the Tigers from the first two innings.
Behind early, they couldn't come up with an offensive answer.
The Tigers scored seven runs in the third inning to break the game open, and LSU incurred the mercy rule after five innings.
Utah State 3, SUU 9
The Aggies dropped the first of two games against in-state foe SUU. Utah State got off to an early start when designated hitter Kali Cancelosi hit a deep fly ball to score two.
The Thunderbirds took over the lead in the fourth, scoring three runs, and they would score two more in the fifth.
The Aggies got back within two runs when senior Lindsey Marquez launched her first home run of the season to left-center.
SUU added four more runs to put the game away.
Utah State 2, SUU 7
The Aggies looked to rebound against the Thunderbirds in the second game of the doubleheader.
Utah State got a run in the first but couldn't hold off the SUU surge. The Thunderbirds scored four runs in the first three innings and added another three in the sixth.