khaner | Posted: 23 Mar 2017 | Updated: 11 May 2018

BYU back on the road this weekend at UCLA Invitational

PROVO, Utah – Fresh off of a big win over No. 11/13 Utah on Wednesday, BYU softball heads back on the road to play doubleheaders against Dartmouth and No. 15/16 UCLA in the UCLA Invitational this weekend.

BYU Game Notes

BYU (19-7, 0-0 West Coast Conference) will play a pair against Dartmouth (0-14-1, 0-0 Ivy League) on Friday starting at 12 p.m. PDT. Saturday, the Cougars will face the home team UCLA (21-8, 0-3 Pac-12) in a doubleheader also beginning at 12 p.m. PDT.

Live stats will be available on the BYU softball schedule page. For the matchups against the Bruins, streaming audio will also be available from the UCLA Sports Network.

BYU Storylines

  • After defeating No. 11/13 Utah on Wednesday, BYU now has three wins over ranked opponents in 2017. The Cougars also picked up victories over No. 13 Washington and No. 11 Georgia. This weekend, BYU has a chance to pick up a few more wins over a ranked opponent in the doubleheader at No. 15/16 UCLA.
  • With the career records for complete games, shutouts, saves and strikeouts under her belt, McKenna Bull still has a few career marks to reach. She is one win away from breaking Paige Affleck’s 91 career wins, tying the record with the win over Utah. Additionally, she is close to reaching Affleck’s 803.1 career innings pitched. Bull has 789.2 so far.
  • Libby Sugg hit a pair of two-run home runs in BYU’s upset over No. 11/13 Utah at Gail Miller Field on Wednesday. The sophomore catcher leads the team in RBI with 29, home runs with seven and in slugging percentage with .750.

Opponents Outlook

Dartmouth (0-14-1, 0-0 Ivy League)

  • The Big Green has yet to pick up a win in 2017. They tied the game 5-5 against Maryland.
  • This is the third matchup in the series history with BYU, the Cougars undefeated so far. BYU’s last win came in an 8-0 run-rule win back in 2009 in the Capital Classic in Sacramento, California.

UCLA (21-8, 0-3 Pac-12)

  • The Bruins have picked up big wins so far in 2017, taking down Georgia and LSU on the way to their 21-8 record.
  • In 2016, UCLA advanced to the Women’s College World Series, dropping out after losses to LSU and Auburn.
  • The Bruins edge the Cougars in the series history, leading 4-1. BYU’s last win came in 2011, a 6-4 victory in the Mayfair Tournament. UCLA won the matchup last season at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, winning 9-4.