Battle for State Supremacy

Jennifer Whiteley led a red-hot BYU hitting squad with a .571 batting average last week. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Coming off its most productive offensive week in program history, BYU looks to remain hot as it takes on three in-state opponents.

The Cougars (28-14, 8-2 MWC) will take a break from conference play when they head to Logan to take on Utah State in a Tuesday doubleheader before hosting Utah Valley State on Thursday. On Saturday BYU will return to the road and MWC play when they take on Utah.

Led by Ianeta Le`i who hit six home runs and tallied 19 RBI, the Cougars scored a total of 68 runs in six games last week. BYU posted a .409 team batting average last week.

"Last week's performance is as good of an offensive performance that I've seen as a coach," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "We hope that we can carry that momentum into this week's games."

At 8-2 in MWC play, the Cougars remain one game behind league-leading San Diego State going into this week's action. BYU split a double-header with Utah State earlier in the season, cruising to a 7-0 victory in the first game but losing the second in extra innings. The Cougars are 11-0 all-time against the Wolverines. BYU swept Utah in a two-game series earlier this season. The Utes' Jackie Wong leads the MWC in hitting with a .443 batting average while

Karina Cannon is second in the conference with a 1.87 ERA.

Fans can catch all BYU home games on live video feed this season. Links can be

found for all games on the softball schedule page by clicking on the "Live Audio" links at www.byucougars.com. Jarom Jordan will do play-by-play coverage with former Cougar All-American Lauren Watson-Perry offering color commentary.

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