Cameron Muh | Posted: 26 Mar 2023 | Updated: 1 Apr 2023

Cougars travel south to visit Trailblazers

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Lauren Flanders after catching a fly ball against Boise State on March 21, 2023

PROVO, Utah — After having three canceled games last week against Utah State and Idaho State, BYU softball will make the drive south to St. George to take on Utah Tech on Monday, March 27 at 4 p.m. MDT.

Game Information

The Cougars (14-7, 0-0 WCC) suffered an 8-3 loss at the hands of Boise State last Tuesday afternoon, snapping a six-game win streak. Despite the loss, shortstop Ailana Agbayani went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead all BYU hitters. 

Designated player Alyssa Podhurcak-Foss hit a solo home run in the game, her first of the season. The shot to center field made it four consecutive games that the Cougars have hit a long ball out and added to their season tally, now at 17.

Catcher Hailey Morrow leads the team, having reached base safely in 11-straight games and tallying hits in the last nine. The freshman from Las Vegas, Nevada also has team highs in batting average (.378), slugging percentage (.733), on-base percentage (.500) and RBI (18). 

First baseman Huntyr Ava paces BYU with five home runs and sits just behind Morrow with a .714 slugging percentage and 17 RBI. Left fielder Maddie Bejarano and Morrow have recorded the two most walks this season, at 13 and 11, respectively. 

Utah Tech (20-10, 5-1 WAC)

  • The Trailblazers have opened their Western Athletic Conference play since the two teams last met on Tuesday, March 16
  • Utah Tech swept its opening conference series at Abilene Christian, earning one win by run-rule, another in extra innings and the finale by a score of 14-9
  • The Trailblazers returned home last week, dropping their series opener with New Mexico State before winning the next two to improve to 5-2 in conference play
  • Head coach at Utah Tech for 14 seasons, Randy Simkins is 492-204 (.707)
  • BYU leads the all-time series, 4-0, with a pair of wins each in Provo and St. George

Following the Cougars' single game content with the Trailblazers, BYU will head to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to take part in LSU's Purple & Gold Challenge from March 30-April 1.

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