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Utah State softball sweeps doubleheader against in-state foe Weber State Wednesday

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, April 11 2012 10:47 p.m. MDT

The Aggies' offense rallied to the aid of Tyteca, adding four more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, pushing their lead to a 10-3 advantage. Once again, Utah State capitalized on fielding mistakes by the Wildcats to build on its lead late in the game. Highlighting the inning was senior infielder Lindsey Marquez, who hit a pinch-hit single through the middle of the infield to score runners from second and third.

USU did not complete the bottom of the sixth inning as the game was called due to darkness and rainy conditions. Senior Dani Chaplin picked up her third win of the season, (3-4), while striking out nine batters in five innings of work. Tyteca was credited with her fourth save of the season, which not only leads her squad but is also the most saved by any pitcher in the Western Athletic Conference. Weber State starting pitcher Kelsie Vallies was given the loss, dropping her to a 1-3 record for the year.

Utah State will look to take its momentum back into Western Athletic Conference action as it prepares to take on Beehive State rival BYU in a three-game weekend series. The opening game of the series is set for Friday, April 13, with first pitch being delivered at 6 p.m. Friday’s game will be nationally televised on BYUtv.

Live stats will be available to all fans on the www.utahstateaggies.com home page, just click on the GameTracker link.

Fans can follow Utah State athletics, including softball, at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics.com, as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/USUAthletics.

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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