BYU shuts out Utah State to close regular season
LOGAN, Utah – Big hits by Huntyr Ava, Marissa Chavez and Alyssa Podhurcak helped BYU softball shut out Utah State 4-0 in its final game of the regular season at Johnson Field on Tuesday.
“Autumn pitched a great game today and we got just enough offense to win the game,” said BYU head coach Gordon Eakin. “Our team is a little fatigued from a weekend series and two games yesterday, but I was proud of them for the effort they put in today.”
- Huntyr Ava hit a two-RBI single off the wall in left center, giving BYU an early 2-0 lead
- Back-to-back homers by Marissa Chavez and Alyssa Podhurcak in the fourth put the Cougars up 4-0
- Autumn Moffat-Korth struck out nine batters for the fifth time this season
- Marissa Chavez: 3-3, HR
- Huntyr Ava: 2-3, 2 RBI
- Alyssa Podhurcak: 1-2, HR
- Rylee Jensen: 2-4, 1 R
- Autumn Moffat-Korth: 7 IP, 5 H, 9 K
The Cougars struck first, loading the bases in the third inning after Rylee Jensen, HannahJo Peterson and Violet Zavodnik reached on a single, error and fielder's choice, respectively. Huntyr Ava then drilled a single off the top of the outfield wall, scoring Jensen and Peterson to put BYU up 2-0.
In the fourth inning, the Cougars doubled their lead thanks to back-to-back home runs by Marissa Chavez and Alyssa Podhurcak.
Utah State threatened with runners on first and second with no outs in the seventh, but Autumn Moffat-Korth retired the next three batters to close the game. Moffat-Korth pitched a complete game, giving up five hits while fanning nine.
The Cougars will host a Blue-White scrimmage to honor this year's seniors on Friday, May 14, at 5 p.m. MDT. BYU will then await its NCAA Tournament seed and Regional location. The 2021 Selection Show will be held on Sunday, May 16, at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN2.
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