BYU softball heads to San Diego for conference opener

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The BYU softball team will take on the University of San Diego to kickstart conference play in two double-headers Friday and Saturday in San Diego, Calif.

The Cougars have already seen the Toreros this season at the San Diego Classic when BYU handed over the game in a 1–9 loss in only five innings of play. However, the Cougars are pumped after a big win in their home opener and will look to redeem themselves against the Toreros this weekend.

BYU first baseman Katie Manuma makes contact with the ball during a game last Spring againt Utah Valley University at Miller Park. (Photo by Chris Bunker)
BYU first baseman Katie Manuma makes contact with the ball during a game last Spring againt Utah Valley University at Miller Park. (Photo by Chris Bunker)

“We have to score runs because with a four-game series in conference and an unknown pitching quantity right now, we don’t know how many innings we’re going to get out of them,” BYU coach Gordon Eakin said in reference to his pitching staff. “So we’ll continue to work on our offense and continue to score runs.”

San Diego will be a tough team to beat on its home field seeing as the Toreros have played their last 15 games on home turf and are currently on a six-game winning streak after both the San Diego Classic and the San Diego Classic II. They now have a winning record of 15–12, which will require the Cougars to bring their A-game if they want to upset the Toreros in their territory.

A full schedule of the series with game times can be found online at the BYU Cougar Softball website.

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