khaner | Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Road game at Southern Utah on Tuesday for No. 22/23 BYU

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PROVO, Utah – After sweeping the competition last week, No. 22/23 BYU softball will play Southern Utah on Tuesday at 2 p.m. MDT in Cedar City, Utah.

BYU Game Notes

Last week, BYU (27-10, 3-0 West Coast Conference) beat Utah State and swept Loyola Marymount in a three-game series. The Cougars will play another in-state foe on Tuesday against the Thunderbirds (9-20, 5-4 Big Sky).

The matchup will be streamed live on the Big Sky’s website. Live stats will also be available on the BYU softball schedule page.

BYU storylines

  • BYU plays its third in-state game of the season at Southern Utah on Tuesday. The Cougars are 2-0 so far this year, defeating Utah and Utah State. BYU will play three more in-state teams after Tuesday’s game against the Thunderbirds. These two teams will also play in Provo next week on April 19.
  • In the NCAA, BYU ranks No. 19 in fielding percentage. Individually, McKenna Bull is in the top 20 in three different categories: No. 6 in victories, No. 9 in shutouts and No. 20 in strikeouts.

Opponent outlook

Southern Utah (9-20, 5-4 Big Sky)

  • The Thunderbirds have struggled this season, but they took the series 2-1 at Portland State last weekend. They also swept a conference series against Northern Colorado earlier this season.
  • In 2016, BYU and Southern Utah played three games with the Thunderbirds taking two of three, including one in Provo. The Cougars hold the 49-7 series lead in the history between the two schools.
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