OGDEN — The Weber State softball team picked up an impressive 5-1 win over the University of Utah Wednesday afternoon.
How it happened: In the top of the first inning, Chloe Camarero started the game with a single to left center for an RBI to get the Wildcats on the board early. Ashlyn Visser and Faith Hoe followed suit, each rocking doubles to load up the bases.
Brooke Moeai hit one deep to right field; however, it was tracked down and caught by the Utes, but WSU was able to tag up and get another runner across the plate. WSU finished the first inning with a 2-0 lead over Utah.
The next two innings went scoreless for both teams, but in the top of the fourth WSU found themselves in a predicament. Utah loaded up the bases and was able to score one run, cutting Weber State’s lead in half. With bases still loaded, Courtney Pestka had an impressive catch in left field to get WSU out of the inning, maintaining the lead.
In the top of the fifth, Sydney White started everything off with a double to right field. Landi Hawker was able to get on thanks to a dropped ball by the first baseman. With two runners on, Camarero jacked one over the left field fence for three RBIs.
WSU defense held strong the remainder of the game and the Wildcats walked away with their 10th win of the season thanks to the 5-1 victory over the Utes.
At the plate: Weber State finished the game seven hits. Camarero went 2-3, including three RBIs and her home run. Visser also went 2-3 on the day. The Wildcats had just five strikeouts and left four runners on base. WSU came away with four RBIs on the afternoon.
In the circle: Kate Donaldson started in the circle for WSU and got the win, bringing her record to 4-5. Donaldson gave up one hit and one walk in three innings and the 11 batters she faced.Comment on this story
Addie Jensen came in and pitched two innings for WSU and ended up with two strikeouts and only gave up two hits.
Tatiana Su’esu’e closed it out for the Wildcats for the final two innings.
Stats to know: This is the second time in school history WSU has defeated the Utes and the first time the Wildcats have picked up a win at home.
Up next: Weber State will continue Big Sky Conference play this weekend by hosting Sacramento State March 29-30 in a three-game series. WSU’s next five games will be in Ogden.