BYU softball shuts out Utah State

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The BYU softball team dominated Utah State 5–0 in Wednesday night’s game at Johnson Softball Field in Logan.

Madisen Robb led the team to victory with a three-run bomb in the top of the fifth inning to secure the five-run advantage. Robb fouled a couple balls off and waited on her pitch on the inside of the plate before taking it over the left field fence.

“I think it took a lot off of our shoulders, because it gave us a lot bigger lead with just one hit.” Robb said. “Mostly, it helped put us in total control of the game and to close it out strong.”

BYU first baseman Katie Manuma connecting with a ball at Gail Miller Field.
BYU first baseman Katie Manuma connects with a ball at Gail Miller Field. The Cougars defeated the Aggies 5–0 on Wednesday in Logan, Utah. (Photo by Chris Bunker)

There is some life back in the BYU pitching staff. All three pitchers threw against Utah State, including Caroline Umphlett who returned to the mound in her first appearance since mid-February after injuring her hand.

“For being out of the game so long, she went in with confidence and did what we needed her to do and ended the game strong.” Robb said.

Hannah Howell improved her record to 7–13 this season and gave up only two hits in three innings. Tori Almond held strong defensively, also giving up only one run.

The Cougars are now 17–20 this season and just a few wins away from a winning record. The Cougars now have an 11-game winning streak headed into a conference series this weekend.

The BYU softball team gears up to play in a four-game conference series at home this Friday and Satruday against Loyola Marymount. For game times and broadcast information visit the BYU softball website.

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