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khaner | Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Bull breaks all-time saves record in doubleheader split

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CATHEDRAL CITY, California – After falling 2-1 to New Mexico State in extra innings, McKenna Bull's record-breaking ninth-career save led BYU softball to a 3-0 win over Bethune-Cookman in the doubleheader at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic II on Thursday.

"Our pitching and defense played well," BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. "We just need more timely hits. If we can get our batting up to speed, we will be playing great softball."

McKenna Bull earned the ninth save of her career to put her in first place all-time at BYU, breaking a tie with Hannah Howell. She led the pitching effort with 15 strikeouts and just seven walks on the day. 

BYU (8-4) split the games in its doubleheader with 12 hits on the day and just one error, which came in the first game against the Aggies. Freshman Libby Sugg totaled a team-best four hits on the day to go along with her two RBI in the game against the Wildcats.

Game one

Between BYU and New Mexico State (10-2), there were just seven total hits in a game that went to extra innings after a scoreless tie. Bull pitched a tough game from the circle, throwing 12 strikeouts while allowing four hits and walking seven. In the seven innings, BYU got two lone hits from Madison Merrell and Sugg. Lauren Bell added another in the eighth inning to record the Cougars' lone RBI in the contest.

Both teams went three up, three down in the first inning. Bull struck out all three batters she faced in that inning. New Mexico State had two close calls with one runner called out at home in the second inning and with a runner in scoring position in the third, but tough pitching from Bull kept them at bay.

In the bottom of the fifth, Coco Tauali’i Bond recorded all three outs to keep the game at a 0-0 tie. Neither team was able to get on the board in seven, so the game went into extra innings.

In the top of the eighth, a hard-hit single to first from Bell brought in Bond to score the first run of the game. However, New Mexico State was able to score two runs in the bottom of the eight for the walk-off win, 2-1.

BOX SCORE: BYU vs. New Mexico State

Game two

Olivia Sanchez pitched the first five innings for BYU, allowing just one walk and no runs. Bull came in and threw three strikeouts to hold off Bethune-Cookman (3-10).

The game was scoreless between the Cougars and the Wildcats until the top of the fourth when Caitlyn Larsen hit a sacrifice fly to right field, bringing in Merrell for the first run of the game.

The Cougars’ second run came in the fifth inning. Sugg drilled a double to right center to put Lexi Tarrow in good position to get home all the way from first base for the 2-0 advantage over Bethune-Cookman.

In the seventh, Sugg tripled to the right-field fence, allowing Bell to score and give the Cougars’ a 3-0 lead, which would be the final score in the win.

BOX SCORE: BYU vs. Bethune-Cookman

BYU continues play at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic II against No. 11 UCLA on Friday at 3 p.m. PST. Live stats will be available on the BYU schedule page.

 

 
khaner | Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Cougars to play five teams in Mary Nutter Classic this weekend

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PROVO, Utah – Following a 4-1 finish at the DeMarini Classic, BYU softball is heading to Cathedral City, California, to face five teams, including two top-25 teams, in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic II from Feb. 25-27.

BYU Game Notes

Behind current West Coast Conference pitcher of the week McKenna Bull, the Cougars won four of five last weekend, including two shutouts against Grand Canyon and Boise State. The lone loss came against Colorado State in eight innings. Bull totaled 35 strikeouts in the four games she pitched, allowing just nine walks.

New Mexico State | Thursday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m. PST
The Aggies (9-2) are fresh off of a 4-2 record at the Troy Cox Classic, shutting out both Creighton and Western Michigan. New Mexico State finished with a 47-16 record in the 2015 season, taking first place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 14-1 conference record on the way to a 1-2 record in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Cougars are 4-0 all-time against the Aggies, the last win coming in 2012.

Bethune-Cookman | Thursday, Feb. 25, 3:30 PST
The Wildcats (3-8) are currently on a seven-game losing streak. They finished last season with a 22-29 overall record and second place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southern Division behind Savannah State. This is just the second game in the history of these two teams. BYU won the contest 5-4 back in 2005.

No. 11 UCLA | Friday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m. PST
With a 7-3 record, the No. 11 UCLA Bruins are coming off of a 3-2 finish at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic I. Two of the wins were in five innings. In 2015, UCLA finished with a 51-12 record and a trip to the NCAA Women’s College World Series. The Cougars have a 1-3 series record against the Bruins, with the last game favoring the Cougars 6-4 back in 2011.

Cal State Fullerton | Saturday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m. PST
After finishing with a 5-1 record at the Santa Clara Bronco Classic last weekend, the Titans are currently 8-2 overall. The loss last weekend came in a 10-inning battle with Idaho State. Cal State Fullerton had a 34-22 record in 2015, good for fourth place in the Big West. The Cougars are 3-1 against the Titans overall, the last game resulting in a 11-0 loss for BYU in five innings in 2015.

No. 17 Missouri | Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m. PST
Undefeated Mizzou (6-0) came into the season fresh off of a 41-17 finish in 2015. Missouri advanced to the NCAA Super Regional, falling to UCLA. This season the Tigers have won by an average of 7.5 runs in the six games played. BYU has played just one game against Missouri, which was a 4-0 Cougar win back in 2008. 

Live stats will be available for all games through the BYU softball schedule page.

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