Softball releases 2023 schedule
PROVO, Utah — BYU softball head coach Gordon Eakin has announced the 2023 schedule that features 15 home games at Gail Miller Field as well as six tournaments leading up to conference play, including one international tournament.
The 52-game schedule begins in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the College Challenge from Feb. 9-11. The Cougars will play in the Arizona State Invitational, Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., Utah Tech Invitational in Saint George, Iowa State Invitational and LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge as well.
With 15 games in West Coast Conference (WCC) play, BYU will also compete in 11 games against local teams: Boise State, Idaho State, Utah, Utah State, Utah Tech (formerly Dixie State) and Utah Valley. Amidst conference play, the Cougars will also host Pac-12 opponents Stanford and UCLA.
Including the Cardinal, Bruins and WCC foe Loyola Marymount (LMU), BYU will face 10 teams who made the NCAA Division I Tournament last season. The others are Wisconsin, Arizona State, Oregon State, Missouri, Texas A&M, San Diego State and LSU.
In their final season as members of the WCC, the Cougars will visit Santa Clara, LMU and Saint Mary’s, and welcome both San Diego and Pacific to Provo. WCC play will begin April 7 and conclude on May 13.
BYU finished with a 42-10 record a season ago, earning a co-WCC title with LMU after going 13-2 in conference play. Among this season's returnees are senior pitcher Chloe Temples, senior third baseman Martha Epenesa, senior first baseman Huntyr Ava, senior second baseman Alyssa Podhurcak and junior center fielder Violet Zavodnik. The Cougars also welcome three transfers and eight new freshmen to the 2023 roster.
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