USU softball: Aggies set for WAC opener against Spartans Friday

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, March 22 2013 11:29 a.m. MDT

Utah State softball is set to open its Western Athletic Conference schedule with a single game on Friday, March 22, against first-place San Jose State. SJSU is currently atop the WAC standings with a 19-10 overall record, while USU enters conference action with a 5-22 overall record. Friday's action is set to get underway at 4 p.m. (MT).

The Aggies are coming off their best week of the season, going 5-2 last week, with wins against Weber State (2), Boise State, Idaho State and Portland State.

Utah State will be led by senior infielder Christine Thomsen who has a .404 batting average on the season. USU will also look to sophomore infielder Nicole Arata, who has wielded a hot bat of late, producing a team-leading seven RBIs in last week's action.

Following Friday’s game, the Aggies will play a doubleheader on Saturday, March 23, with first pitch set to be delivered at 1 p.m. MT.The second game of Saturday’s action is scheduled for a 3 p.m. MT start.

Fans can follow the action through live stat links that will be available on USU's homepage or softball page.

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

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