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Utah College sports: Utah baseball beaten in Minnesota

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Published: Saturday, March 2 2013 10:20 p.m. MST

Mylee Davis each had two hits in the game and Manuma's home run in the top of the third scored the only BYU runs in the game. Manuma also pitched 2.2 innings in the game, but the loss was given to Howell who left the game trailing 4-3. Clayton also had a hit in the game to extend her hitting streak to 19 games on the season.

SOUTHERN UTAH SOFTBALL: At Stockton, Calif., Southern Utah (2-12) dropped its final two games at the Libby Matson Tournament on Saturday, allowing the University of Nevada (9-9) to rally late for a 6-5 win and then falling to San Jose State (14-8) by a score of 1-0 in an ensuing consolation game. Thunderbird third baseman Kadi Henderson blasted a grand slam to put SUU up 4-2 against Nevada, but it wouldn't be enough as the Wolf Pack came back to retake the lead with three runs in the sixth inning and then held on for the win.

WEBER STATE SOFTBALL: At Las Vegas, the Wildcats' hitting struggles continued on Saturday afternoon during the second day of the Eller Media Stadium Classic. WSU garnered just four combined hits losses to Cal State Northridge (8-0) and New Mexico State (4-0). Freshman second baseman Brooke Ford notched two of the Wildcats four hits, getting one in each of the two games.

SLCC SOFTBALL: At Henderson, Nev., the No. 1-ranked SLCC Softball team (21-4, 15-1 SWAC) split a pair of Scenic West Athletic Conference road games with the College of Southern Nevada (13-12, 6-7 SWAC) on Saturday. The Bruins lost game one 3-0 and rebounded to earn an 8-0 win over the Coyotes in the afternoon game.

Sophomore pitcher MaCauley Flint struck out seven Coyote batters and allowed five hits in the game one loss. Sophomore infielder Maddy Woodard was 3-for-4 at the plate and sophomore catcher Susan Duke was 2-for-3 with a double. The Bruins rallied to earn an 8-0 win in game two, with freshman — and Henderson native — pitcher Alex Petrolia picking up the victory with four hits allowed. Woodard was 3-for-4 with a grand slam home run and five RBIs. Freshman infielder Lauryn Kirschner was 2-for-3 with a solo home run and sophomore outfielder Malia Campos was 2-for-4 in the winning effort.

Next up for Head Coach Mary Kay Amicone and the Bruins is a home-opening SWAC doubleheader with in-state opponent Snow College on Friday, Mar. 15 at Bruin Field. First pitch for game one is set for 1 p.m.

BYU RUGBY: At Provo, the BYU Cougars ran roughshod against Utah State winning by the score of 91-3.

The Cougars dotted down 15 times led by prop David Williams, fullback Will Taylor, centers Chris Wernli and Lelann Latu and freshman flanker Jon Layne who each scored a pair of tries.

UTAH-BYU WOMEN'S TENNIS: At Provo, Utah topped BYU 5-2 in the Deseret First Duel on Saturday at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.

"We fought hard, but I think we beat ourselves today," BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "I think the emotions are a little higher in these rivalry matches. Whether one team is ranked or not, it could always go either way."

UTAH STATE WOMEN'S TENNIS: At Tucson Ariz., Utah State women's tennis fell at Arizona, 7-0, Saturday. With the loss USU is now 2-4 on the season.

BYU MEN'S TENNIS: At Corpus Christi, Texas, on the second day of competition at the HEB Tournament of Champions, the No. 30 BYU men's tennis team finished sixth as they fell to South Alabama 4-1 on Saturday. The lone point for BYU (11-4) came as sophomore Keaton Cullimore topped Juan Trogila 6-2, 6-3 on Court 4 in singles play.

LAS VEGAS -- The Utah Valley University women's track team had a pair of first-place finishes at the UNLV Track Classic, the Wolverines' season-opening outdoor meet of the season.

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