April 10, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State softball (8-30) came up short against in-state rival BYU on Wednesday, as the Cougars used a four-run fifth inning to secure a 5-0 win here at LaRee and LeGrand Johnson Field.
In a game where both teams produced five-hits, timely hitting proved to be the difference. In the top of the fifth inning, Brigham Young capitalized when Madisen Robb drove a pitch down the left field line and out of the park for a three-run home run. Robb's blast put the game out of reach for the home team, as BYU extended its lead to a 5-0 advantage.
Leading the offense for USU was senior infielder Christine Thomsen, who went 2-for-3 from the plate. The other Aggies who tallied hits were junior outfielder Rachael Hunasker, sophomore outfielder Hailey Froton and freshman infielder Libby Pederson who knocked a double down the left field line.
Senior pitcher Mandy Harmon worked four and a third innings and surrendered all five of the Cougars runs. Hannah Howell earned the win for BYU.
Utah State will travel north to Seattle to continue Western Athletic Conference action as it takes on Seattle in a three-game weekend series. This weekend's metting with the Redhawks will kick off with a doubleheader on Friday, April 12. First pitch of the series is set to be delivered at 2 p.m. (MT).
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