The Rams’ softball team gets back into action today with a
double-header against Southern Utah (5-5). CSU holds a 23-2
all-time lead in the series against the Thunderbirds coming into
After sweeping three games against Utah State this weekend, head
coach Mary Yori moved into third place on CSU’s all-time wins list
with 80. Yori said she is very satisfied with her coaching staff
and her players this season. And a close connection between player
and coach has helped add to the team’s success.
“We just teach them as best we can, and they go out there and
execute,” Yori said. “It’s just really nice to win games.”
Continuing her impressive start to the season, freshman Brittany
Huerta displayed her multi-dimensional abilities and had another
She had three home runs in three games, which included a grand
slam in the fourth inning of Sunday’s 10-1 win. Huerta now leads
the team in home runs with six.
Senior leadership has been key to CSU’s success.
Senior Ricki Walker, through 17 games this season, leads the
team in batting average (.444), on-base percentage (.531) and hits
“I think that we have great team chemistry this year, which can
only help us,” Walker said.
Another senior that is contributing to the Rams’ dominance is
pitcher Megan Masser. She leads the team in innings pitched (38.1),
appearances (9) and strikeouts with 45. Right now she is on the
injured list with a problem to her right (throwing) arm. She
expects to miss another week but hopes to play over Spring
Over the weekend the rest of the Rams’ pitchers dominated the
Aggies’ lineup, allowing only four runs in three games. In the
weekend’s first game freshman pitcher Jessica Strickland (5-2)
picked up the win 10-2 in six innings. She only allowed two runs,
both in the first inning, and struck out five batters. Genevieve
Kelly (3-1) struck out 10 batters in her win, allowing only one
run. Sophomore pitcher JayCee Wood (3-1) recorded the win in
Sunday’s game. She only allowed four hits and one run in five
innings of work in the Rams’ victory.
The women return to Rams Field today on what should be a great
day for softball. First pitch is scheduled for noon and Game 2 is
set to follow at 2 p.m.