BYU Softball Recovers from Early Deficit to Beat Utah Tech
BYU softball secured a 4-3 win over Utah Tech at Gail Miller Field on Wednesday night. Although the Trailblazers took an early lead, the Cougars fought back and came out with the victory, thanks in part to two RBIs from first baseman Ava Huntyr and a solo home run.
The Cougars’ record improved to 25-13, including a 4-2 record in the WCC. BYU left a total of eight runners on base, but was able to come up with seven hits to Utah Tech’s six.
Pitcher Kaysen Korth went the distance for BYU, earning his 13th win of the season by striking out four and allowing six hits. After a 1-2-3 inning from Korth, the Cougars loaded the bases in the bottom of the first but were unable to capitalize.
A double and a single from the Trailblazers gave them an early 1-0 lead, but the Cougars responded in the third inning with Ava’s tenth home run of the year, which cut Utah Tech’s lead to 2-1. BYU’s offense exploded in the fourth inning with three runs to take the lead, followed by a single run from Utah Tech in the sixth inning. However, Korth closed out the seventh inning, shutting down Utah Tech’s offense and securing the win for the Cougars.
BYU will continue their nine-game homestand with upcoming games against San Diego on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29.
Mateo Qualifies for NCAA Regionals
BYU golfer Allysha Mae Mateo has been selected to compete in the NCAA San Antonio Regional, which takes place May 8-10. Mateo finished tied for 10th place in the WCC Championship last week, capping off a strong 2022-23 season in which she earned her second collegiate victory at the Miami Hurricane Invitational and secured her third straight trip to an NCAA Regional.
In order to advance to the NCAA Championship, Mateo must finish as the top individual not on an advancing team. BYU assistant coach Lea Garner believes Mateo has the skills and determination to post a low score and advance to the national championship.
Barnett and Thayne Honored in Men’s Tennis
BYU’s Jack Barnett and Wally Thayne were recognized in the 2023 Men’s Tennis All-Conference Awards. The duo received WCC Singles All-Conference honorable mention, while also being named to the WCC Doubles All-Conference Second Team together.
These awards bring BYU’s total number of All-Conference honors to 34 after 11 seasons of men’s tennis in the WCC. Thayne earned the same singles award last year, while Barnett was recognized for his performance in both doubles and singles in 2021.
In conclusion, BYU’s softball team fought hard to secure a win over Utah Techwhile Allysha Mae Mateo qualified for the NCAA San Antonio Regional in golf and Barnett and Thayne were recognized for their performance in men’s tennis. As per information from the source, fans can catch BYU’s upcoming games against San Diego on Friday and Saturday, and can also sign up for the daily newsletter to stay up to date with all the latest BYU sports news.