By Evelyn Burns
The BYU softball team split its two-game series with Colorado State this weekend, winning 3-1 in the first game and losing 4-3 in the second.
The Cougars are now 27-10 on the season and 5-3 in the Mountain West Conference, while the Rams are 25-10 and 6-4 in the MWC.
All-American Oli Keohohou quickly got into her groove again, starting the game with a shot over the centerfield fence for her 16th home run on the season. The home run gave the Cougars a quick 1-0 lead in the first game.
The Rams scored in the bottom of the second inning on an RBI double to tie the game up at 1-1.
The Cougars sealed the win in the fifth inning when both junior Belinda Osborn and sophmore Arron Layns singled to get on base.
The bases were loaded when sophomore Milli Jones walked, and two scored on a two-run RBI single from junior Kate Walker.
Senior pitcher Cynthia Fallowfield tallied her sixth win of the season, only allowing four hits and striking out three.
“We”re optimistic that we battled through adversity this weekend to get a win from a very good Colorado State team,” coach Gordon Eakin said.
Keohohou again helped to score the first run in the second game, hitting a double and then scoring on sophomore Lauren Watson”s double. The Cougars jumped to a 1-0 lead.
The Cougars again scored in the third when Jones scored on a Watson RBI single. Senior Brooke Cadiente scored Walker on a double and brought the score to 3-0.
The Rams bucked their way back into the game in the bottom of the sixth, scoring four runs and winning the game on an RBI sacrifice fly by Brittany Burtner.
Freshman Brooke Boyce got her third career loss, pitching only five innings on the mound. Sophomore Niki Andersen came in as relief for Boyce in the fifth inning.
“We”re disappointed that the last game got away from us,” said Eakin. “We controlled the game for six innings. It was a game that we should have won.”