No. 20 BYU softball hits 20-game winning streak

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No. 20 BYU defeated UVU 10-2 to extend the longest winning streak in program history to 20-straight wins.

Tonight’s game was full of uncertainties, as there were several obstacles including both a lightning and a sun delay, but the Cougars held strong.

“Just because we won the conference doesn’t mean we let down. We stay focused and compete every single game,” said BYU coach Gordon Eakin.

The Cougars were a strong team tonight, with nine RBIs overall and six runs scored in the first inning.

After the first inning, UVU upped their defense and held the cougars scoreless in the second inning and allowed only one run in the third.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Cougars strength reemerged with an RBI from Ashley Thompson, stretching the BYU lead to 9-1.

UVU looked ready to mount a comeback after a home run from Brittney Vansway, but its offense couldn’t keep the Wolverines in the game.

In the end, BYU triumphed and earned its 41st win of the season.

Arissa Paulson pitched all six innings tonight and had a great game with nine strikeouts.

Thompson, Alexa Strid and Brooke Vander Heide led the teams tonight, each with two RBIs.

BYU had a little bit of a lineup change tonight, moving Caitlyn Alldredge to bat third in the heart of the lineup.

“I am really proud of us so far. Pitching is consistent. Hitting is doing great. We are hoping that we bring what we have to the postseason,” Thompson said.

The Cougars will play again tomorrow at Gail Miller Field against Utah State at 5 p.m MDT.

BYU will then go on to play Saint Mary’s in a three-game series starting May 12.

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