April 5, 2013
KAYSVILLE, Utah - Rain and wet field conditions forced Utah State softball to relocate its Western Athletic Conference doubleheader with UTSA from Logan to Barnes Field in Kaysville Friday afternoon, and the Aggies won the first game before the second game was called after two outs in the top of the first inning due to darkness.
The series is tentatively scheduled to resume Saturday at Noon at LaRee and LeGrand Johnson Field in Logan.
In the one completed game of the day, junior designated player Kassandra Uchida's bases-loaded one-out single down the rightfield line in the bottom of the eighth plated senior first baseman Christine Thomsen with the winning run as USU beat UTSA, 2-1, for its first WAC win of the season.
With the win, USU is now 7-28 overall and 1-6 in WAC play. UTSA slides to 19-15 overall and 4-3 in league action. Friday was the first meeting between the Aggies and Roadrunners.
The Roadrunners sent the game into extras with a run in the top of the seventh on an RBI double by Samantha Beeson, scoring pinch-runner Cosette Hernandez and the Aggies couldn't score in the home half of the frame.
USU got on the board with a run in the bottom of the second, as junior catcher Samantha Miller's squeeze bunt plated sophomore third baseman Nicole Arata from third. Arata led off the inning with a single and moved to second on a sac bunt by freshman pitcher Noelle Johnson. Uchida followed with a single up the middle to move Arata to third, setting up Miller's RBI bunt.
Uchida ended the first game going 3-for-4, with the game-winning RBI, while Thomson was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Johnson went seven innings, firing six strikeouts, while yielding three hits and allowing one run. Senior Shelbi Tyteca came on in relief in the eighth, facing four batters with a walk, but shutting down the Roadrunners for the win, improving to 3-1 on the year.
UTSA's Alyssa Vordenbaum went the distance in the circle, allowing nine USU hits while striking out three and walking one, leveling her ledger at 7-7.
It was USU's fourth extra innings game this season, improving to 3-1 in extra frame games.
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