Top two WCC teams BYU and San Diego battle in Provo this weekend | The Official Site of BYU Athletics

Top two WCC teams BYU and San Diego battle in Provo this weekend

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PROVO, Utah – In the battle for West Coast Conference supremacy, No. 20/21 BYU softball hosts second-place San Diego in a three-game series this weekend at Gail Miller Field.

BYU Game Notes

BYU (33-10, 6-0 WCC) is currently in first place in the conference, while San Diego (20-18, 6-3 WCC) is sitting in second. The Cougars are fresh off of a 12-4 run-rule win against in-state foe Utah Valley on Wednesday to extend their 12-game winning streak. They hit five home runs in the win, the most BYU has hit in a game since 2010.

The Cougars and Toreros will play in a doubleheader on Friday starting at 5 p.m. MDT. Those games will be live on theW.tv. On Saturday, the series finale will be at 1 p.m. MDT, televised live on BYUtv. Live stats will be available on the BYU softball schedule page.

BYU Storylines

  • In the last five wins, BYU has blasted 14 home runs, including five vs. Utah Valley and four at Southern Utah. Just this year, Lexi Tarrow, Caitlyn Larsen Alldredge, Libby Sugg and Ashley Thompson have all had two two-home run games apiece.
  • McKenna Bull has thrown 27-consecutive scoreless innings, a BYU record, spanning five games. In four of those games, she has only allowed three hits or less.

Opponent Outlook

San Diego (20-18, 6-3 WCC)

  • The Toreros have won all three WCC series this year, winning two games to one against Pacific, Saint Mary’s and Santa Clara.
  • Last season, BYU clinched the 2016 WCC title at San Diego in a 1-0 12-inning victory.
  • The Cougars lead the overall series 16-5 against the Toreros. In Provo, BYU has only hosted San Diego in one series, which the Cougars swept.
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