BYU softball sweeps Pacific, extends winning streak

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McKenna Bull pitches earlier this season. Bull collected two wins and a save in the Cougars' sweep of Pacific. (Ari Davis)
McKenna Bull pitches earlier this season. Bull collected two wins and a save in the Cougars’ sweep of Pacific. (Ari Davis)

The BYU softball team swept all three games against Pacific over the weekend, increasing their winning streak to eight games.

“As coaches, we’re proud of the team for fighting and playing three solid games,” said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. “It was an excellent team effort.”

Junior shortstop Jordan Bell led the Cougars in the doubleheader on Friday driving in five runs, including a game-winning three-run home run in game two.

Eakin described the home run as “one of the biggest hits of the season,” and added that it was “big time.”

Junior pitcher McKenna Bull improved her record to 22-11 and led the Cougars with two wins and one save. She struck out 14 batters and walked just two over the three games.

Ashley Thompson and Alexa Strid each drove in three runs on Saturday en route to an 8-5 victory. The three RBI’s were a career-high for Strid.

The Cougars improve to 30-17 with the sweep.

The Cougars next take on Southern Utah in Cedar City on May 3. The Thunderbirds are 4-9 in their last 13 games.

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