Bull strikes out 10 in BYU softball’s win over USU

Ari Davis
McKenna Bull pitches for BYU in a game against Pacific. Bull struck out 10 batters in the win against the USU Aggies. (Ari Davis)

McKenna Bull struck out 10 batters in BYU softball’s 8-1 win against Utah State University Wednesday evening. Bull pitched five innings and had an ERA of 0.

“All of our pitchers threw great today,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “McKenna threw exceptionally well with 10 strikeouts, and she had pretty good command today.”

The non-conference win against the USU Aggies came after a rough loss to Southern Utah University on April 16. “The team had a great bounce-back from the other day, playing pretty well both defensively and offensively,” Eakin said.

Sydney Broderick started BYU’s scoring with an RBI-single, and McKenzie St. Clair then hit a three-run homer to make the score 4-0 in the first.

Coco Tauali’i’s sacrifice fly in the third allowed Mercedes O’Connor to add another run to the Cougars’ tally. Gordy Bravo followed in the fourth inning with a solo home run that extended BYU’s lead 6-0.

The Aggies scored their only run in the top of the sixth, but Tauali’i responded in the bottom half of the inning with a RBI double. BYU prevented USU from scoring in the seventh, and the Cougars finished with a 8-1 win.

The win improved the Cougars’ season record to 31-9. BYU softball will next face the University of San Diego Friday and Saturday in a three-game conference series at home.

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