BYU softball hits two home runs in shutout of Weber State

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Ashley Thompson prepares to swing in the Cougars’ game against Oklahoma State. Thompson hit an RBI double in BYU’s win over Weber State. (Maddi Dayton)

The BYU softball team proved Saturday’s loss to Utah Valley University was a fluke with its 8-0 win over the Weber State Wildcats Tuesday evening.

“We got back to playing good team softball today,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “We were strong in all areas — pitching, defense and hitting. It was a good day.”

Pitcher McKenna Bull and catcher Sydney Broderick bolstered the team with their impressive performances that broke Weber State’s seven-game winning streak on their home field in Ogden. Bull struck out eight batters in the shutout. The win brings her win-loss record to 19-5. Broderick led the team with four RBI in her three at bats.

The Cougars earned one run in the top of the first inning but took off on a scoring spree in the third. Broderick started it off with a three-run home run. Alexa Strid followed up with her own two-run home run that extended BYU’s lead to 6-0.

Ashley Thompson added another run to the Cougars’ tally with an RBI double in the top of the fourth. Thompson then advanced to third and stole home for the 8-0 tally that forced the game to end after five innings.

BYU softball’s season record now stands at 21-8. The team will play again March 31 against Utah State University in Logan.

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