Nate Slack | Posted: 27 Mar 2021 | Updated: 6 Apr 2021

Paulson fans 10 in mercy-rule shutout against SUU

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PROVO, Utah – BYU softball led from start to finish in an 8-0 route of Southern Utah at Gail Miller Field on Saturday afternoon.

Game Highlights

  • Arissa Paulson struck out 10 batters in six innings of play while also allowing no hits into the fifth inning
  • Rylee Jensen scored her 191st and 192nd career runs in the game moving her into the No. 3 BYU all-time spot for career runs. 
  • Emilee Erickson smashed her second homer in two days with a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning 

Player Highlights

  • Arissa Paulson: 1-3, 1R, 1 RBI, 6.0 IP, 10K, 0 ER
  • Rylee Jensen: 2-2, 2R

BYU jumped out on top early with a three-run first inning. Violet Zavodnik got things going with a single to right center that gave Rylee Jensen her 191st scored run of her career. With the run, Jensen tied JC Clayton for the third-most runs scored in BYU history.

On the following at bat, Arissa Paulson hit a double to deep left center that scored Zavodnik from first. Kaylee Erickson singled in her first at bat and attempted to steal second. The throw got away from the shortstop and Paulson was able to score to give the Cougars a 3-0 lead.

The Cougars extended the lead in the bottom of the third as Kaylee Erickson reached on a fielder’s choice, scoring Zavodnik for the second time of the afternoon.  

Emilee Erickson homered to left center for the second time in as many games to put BYU up 5-0 in the bottom of the fourth.

The Thunderbirds logged their first hit of the game in the fifth inning with a single to left field. BYU added another run in the bottom of the inning when Autumn Moffat-Korth singled to left, bringing in Aubrielle Gibbons.

HannahJo Peterson drove a ball to deep right center that scored Taylei Williams and Jensen, to give the Cougars an 8-0 victory. Jensen’s second run of the day now puts her solely at No. 3 in career runs scored at BYU with 192.

BYU continues its home game stand with a match-up against Arizona State on Wednesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. MST.