The CSU women’s softball team completed its first home stand
this weekend with a three-game sweep of Utah State. The Rams
dominated play in every game with tough pitching and everyone
contributing in hitting.
In the first game of Saturday’s blustery double-header at Rams
field, Utah State jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the
first inning. In response, the Rams put up four runs in the bottom
of that inning and never looked back. Freshman third baseman
Brittany Huerta hit her first of two home runs in the first, and
finished 2-for-4 in the game with three RBIs and two runs scored.
CSU went on to win 10-2 in six innings.
Six Rams had multiple hit games, including junior second baseman
Steph Roberts who went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Sophomore right
fielder Jen Gardner had her first home run of the season in the
third inning, a two run shot.
Freshman pitcher Jessica Strickland picked up the complete game
victory to improve to 5-2 on the season.
In the second game of the day, the Rams continued their
9-1. Genevieve Kelly picked up the complete game win, only
allowing one run in the first inning. Kelly struck out 10 batters
on the day and went 2-for-2 at the plate with a home run and an
“It was windy today, but I think that it helped my pitching more
than it hurt it,” Kelly said.
Roberts continued where she left off in the first game going
3-for-4, with two home runs, four RBIs and two runs scored, to lead
Huerta and junior catcher Kerry Farrell each finished 2-for-4 in
“I am very proud of our team’s mental toughness today,” head
coach Mary Yori said after the game. “Our players did better with
the wind and didn’t commit the errors that the (Aggies) did.”
The Rams finished the weekend with a 10-1, five-inning victory
on Sunday. For the second straight day, Roberts and Huerta sparked
the offense. Roberts was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a RBI,
while Huerta went 1-for-2 with a grand slam that cleared the
centerfield fence. The freshman’s slam capped a six-run fourth
inning for CSU and put the team ahead by nine runs. The home run
was Huerta’s third in two days.
Sophomore pitcher JayCee Wood (3-1) recorded the win, allowing
only four hits and one run in five innings.
“Steph and Brittany definitely played well for us this weekend,”
The Rams improve to 14-6 on the season. CSU will play Southern
Utah on Tuesday at noon at Rams Field where they look to improve on
their three-game home winning streak.