The 2020 season started in an enormous method for the Utah softball staff.
Touring to Tempe, Arizona to participate within the Kajikawa Basic, the Utes confronted No. 14 Northwestern and Western Michigan on opening day. After a drama-filled first recreation through which a late three-run blast received it for the Utes, Utah laid the smackdown on Western Michigan within the finale.
Sport 1: UTAH 3 — No. 14 Northwestern 2
When Ellessa Bonstrom walked to the plate within the prime of the sixth inning on Friday, she discovered herself in a fantastic spot. Trailing 1-Zero however with runners on first and second and one out, Bonstrom wasted no time in making an affect.
On the primary pitch she noticed, the sophomore hit an reverse discipline homerun to present Utah a 3-1 lead finally resulting in a 3-2 upset victory over the top-15 staff.
Freshman Mary Beth Feldman picked up her first profession win in her first profession begin, outdueling the reigning nationwide freshman of the 12 months in Northwestern’s Danielle Williams. Feldman completed the sport by hurling 5.1 innings with 5 strikeouts and one earned run.
Northwestern bought one run again within the backside half of the sixth, and was poised for extra earlier than Syndey Sandez, in alternative of Feldman, struck out the ultimate two batters of the body.
BreOnna Castaenda went 2-for-2 with two doubles to assist tempo the Utes offense whereas Madi Jacobus added a double within the sixth inning for her first collegiate hit.
Sport 2: UTAH 12 — Western Michigan 2
The Utes wasted little or no time in getting began in opposition to Western Michigan, dropping three runs within the second and eight runs within the third to blow the sport open.
Offensively, Utah completed with 10 hits, all coming from eight totally different gamers.
Bonstrom, a three-run blast, and Jacobus every completed with three RBI’s, capping off a sensational opening day. Julia Nosking additionally…