March 25, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State softball had its eight-game winning streak halted by Southern Utah, 4-1, in a game played at Gail Miller Field in Provo on Tuesday.
"It is disappointing that we would come out after a win streak and play like that. Abby (Indreland) and Mariah (Peterson) both pitched good enough to win," USU head coach Steve Johnson said. "We did not do a good enough job supporting them. We had physical errors, mental errors and bad approaches at the plate. We can't have what happened in the past, good or bad, effect us, and we did. We didn't come to play."
USU was hurt by leaving 10 runners on base, while Southern Utah left seven. None of the four runs allowed by the Aggies were earned.
The Thunderbirds struck first scoring three runs in the top of the third inning. Kelli Hales reached on an error, moving to second on a ground out. A single by Kylee Wolf pushed Hales to third to put runners on the corners with one out. The first run of the game was scored when Hales crossed the plate on a fielder's choice. Two more runs crossed the plate when Terysa Dyer and Kadi Henderson singled up the middle to give SUU the 3-0 advantage.
The Aggies got one run back in the bottom of the fourth when freshman catcher Sydney Hart led off the inning with a home run to left. The homer was the third of the season for the freshman. Despite junior shortstop Jolene Koons reaching on a single, USU was not able to plate anymore runs in the inning.
The Thunderbirds added another unearned run in the top of the sixth inning to take a 4-1 advantage.
Freshman Abby Indreland pitched three innings, allowing three runs, none of which were earned. Redshirt-sophomore Mariah Peterson went four innings allowing one unearned runs. Indreland took the loss, falling to 1-2.
Utah State will remain on the road, preparing for a three-game Mountain West series with Fresno State in Fresno, Calif., beginning on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. (MT).
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