Feb. 23, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas -- - Utah State softball continued play in the Texas Invitational on Saturday Feb. 23 in Austin, Texas against a pair of ranked opponents. In the opening game of the day, USU took on No. 6 Texas, defeating the Aggies, 13-2 in five innings. Utah State went on to play No. 24 Tulsa for the second time in tournament bracketing, falling 3-0.
In the first game of the day, host-team Texas broke out early against USU, as its offense took control and powered the Longhorns to a 13-0 lead, through the first four innings of action.
The Aggies score its only two runs of the game in the top of the fifth inning as sophomore infielder Jolene Koons singled and scored a run, along with freshman infielder Sarah Chow who also tallied a hit and run in the inning.
Action was called after the top of the fifth inning due to the run rule as Texas held a, 13-2, advantage. Utah State senior starting pitcher Mandy Harmon was given the loss and is now 0-8 this season.
In its second match-up in as many days, USU and Tulsa locked horns in the final game of Saturday's action.
The Golden Hurricanes scored two runs in the first inning that would prove to be the difference in the low-scoring affair. Tulsa added another run in the bottom of the sixth frame to push its lead to a, 3-0, advantage.
The Aggies were unable to manufacture a run against Tulsa's starting pitcher Lacey Middlebrooks. For the second time of the day, Koons and Chow tallied the only hits for the offense.
USU starting pitcher Mandy Harmon put together a strong outing, going six innings and allowing one earned run to go along with three strikeouts. Harmon was charged with her ninth loss this season. As her squad is now 0-14 in three weeks of action this season.
The Aggies will conclude weekend action on Sunday, Feb. 24 as they are set to take on Lamar at 11 a.m. (MT). The Cardinals defeated Utah State on Friday in the opening game of the Texas Invitational, 5-2.
Follow Utah State athletics, including softball, at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics.com, as well as on facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/USUAthletics.
Aggie Softball Welcoming...
Utah State softball (13-23, 3-9 MW) continues Mountain West play this weekend, as it hosts...04/12/2018
Two Former USU Softball...
Two former Utah State softball players have signed with an overseas team, as April Brown and...04/12/2018
USU Softball Opens Week in ...
Despite a valiant effort at a comeback in the sixth inning, Utah State softball opened its five-g...04/11/2018
Utah State Softball Hosting...
Utah State softball (13-22, 3-9 MW) returns to LaRee & LeGrand Johnson Field this week, hosting...04/10/2018
Game Notes: USU Softball...
Utah State softball (13-22, 3-9 MW) continues its 2018 season this week with four home games. The...04/09/2018
Aggie Softball Run-Ruled in...
After falling behind early in the game, Utah State softball was never able to make the comeback...04/08/2018
USU Softball Drops Saturday...
Utah State softball continued its weekend of play at Fresno State Saturday, falling to the...04/07/2018
Utah State Softball Opens...
Utah State softball opened a three-game series at Fresno State Friday, falling to the Bulldogs, 6...04/06/2018
Official Aggie Gear