BYU softball splits wins and losses in Florida

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BYU softball went 2–2 at the USF Under Armour Showcase in Florida this weekend. The Cougars swept Maine in a double-header on Thursday before losing both of Saturday’s games against LIU Brooklyn and Providence College.

It was another impressive day for Marissa Bravo who led the team offensively for both wins against Maine. She had two solid hits in game one, with the Cougars winning 6–4, and a clutch double in game two for the winning run that led the Cougars to the 3–2 victory.

“When it was time to step up, she stepped up and that was a big RBI,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said.

BYU shortstop J.C. Clayton catches a pop fly during a game against San Jose State at Miller Park. (Photo by Chris Bunker)
BYU shortstop JC Clayton catches a pop fly during a game against San Jose State at Miller Park. (Photo by Chris Bunker)

JC Clayton’s hitting streak ended at 19 games after drawing a blank at the plate in the day’s first game. However, she recovered for the second game with two hits, two runs scored and one RBI. Carly Duckworth earned her first win as a Cougar after relieving Katie Manuma, who threw six innings.

The Cougars fell in both games against LIU Brooklyn and Providence College on Saturday. The team only drew two runs against the LIU Blackbirds’ three, putting both runs on the board in the top of the first inning. Highlighting the game against the PC Friars, Manuma hit her fifth home run of the season, giving her a home run in each of the Cougars’ preseason tournaments.

Now that the Cougars have completed their preseason tournaments, they look forward to their conference-opener at home against Marist College on March 19 at 6 p.m. at Gail Miller Field.

 

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