College roundup: James Brooks' bat powers Utes baseball against Washington State

Published: Saturday, April 14 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

Mills faced the minimum into the fourth inning but that's when the Redhawks managed to string together their first hits of the game off of her. SU manufactured a run that inning on a bunt after back-to-back hits to open the frame to take a 1-0 advantage.

SU then scored another run the very next inning, as the leadoff batter reached base after being hit by a pitch and scored on a two-out hit from Allegra Wilde to give the Redhawks a 2-0 lead.

UVU threatened offensively in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings but couldn't score as Ulrich pitched out of each threat for Seattle.

Jessica Uresti led UVU with a triple, while Krystin Jachim, Jamie North, Amanda Perez and Deianna Russell all singled for the Wolverines in the opener as well.

Mills (12-10) was the tough-luck loser in the circle for the Wolverines as she gave up just three hits, two runs, struck out four and didn't walk a batter. Ulrich (5-8) picked up the win for SU, as she allowed no runs on five hits.

In the second game, Seattle scored four runs in the first inning to jump out to an early 4-0 lead. The Redhawks then drove home three more in the third to extend their advantage to 7-0.

UVU scored its first run of the game in the fourth inning as Amanda Robinson singled to lead off the frame and later came around to score on an RBI single from North.

After another SU run in the last of the fourth made it an 8-1 ballgame, Wolverine relief pitcher Megan Peay recorded her first collegiate hit with a solo home run in the fifth to cut the deficit to 8-2.

Seattle U's Bubba Morrow then ended the game in the bottom of the fifth with a three-run homer to give the Redhawks the 11-2 victory.

Cassie Herrera started in the circle for the Wolverines and took the loss to drop to 7-5 on the year as she gave up seven runs in 2 2/3 innings. SU's Mandie Sugita (4-5) picked up the win as she allowed just two runs on six hits in five innings of work.

North led UVU from the plate by going 2-for-2 with an RBI, while the Redhawks had three hitters record two hits apiece. Morrow, Brianna Guerrero and Karina Smyth all finished 2-for-3 for SU in the second game.

Utah Valley and Seattle U will wrap-up the series with two more games on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. MT.

SUU SOFTBALL: At Fort Wayne, Ind., the Thunderbirds (25-19, 11-7 Summit League) found themselves in an early hole and were unable to overcome a four-run first inning by IPFW, falling to the Mastodons 5-3 in the series finale.

IPFW used four hits and a Thunderbird error in the first inning to build a quick 4-0 advantage before Southern Utah chipped into the margin in the top of the second. Kadi Henderson ripped a two-run home run over the left field fence, scoring Terysa Dyer from first and marking her fourth big fly of the week.

Danielle Axe allowed five runs (three earned) on nine hits and one walk in 31/3 innings with four strikeouts.

DIXIE STATE SOFTBALL: At Belmont, Calif., the Red Storm swept Notre Dame de Namur 3-2 in both games of a PacWest doubleheader today.

The Red Storm (25-10, 15-5 PWC) played for the first time in 11 days and used two strong pitching performances to lead them to victory.

In Game 1, senior Lauren Folta pitched a complete game where she allowed six hits and two runs while striking out seven Argonaut (18-23, 6-12 PWC) batters to improve to 12-3 on the season.

In Game 2, sophomore Mattie Snow also pitched a complete game in which she allowed three hits and two runs while matching Foltas seven strikeouts. She is now 9-4 on the season.

UTAH WOMEN'S TENNIS: At Tucson, Ariz., the 44th-ranked Utes (10-10, 2-7 Pac-12) dropped a 7-0 decision to 29th-ranked Arizona (14-8, 4-5 Pac-12).

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