Utah State Softball Loses 4-3 Battle to No. 22 San Diego State

Utah State

26-26, 11-10MW




San Diego state logo

San Diego State

35-13, 18-3MW

Score By Periods

team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Utah State
0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 2

San Diego State
1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 6 2

W: HERNANDEZ, Dee Dee (9-4)
L: TOONE, Kapri (12-7)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Utah State softball (26-26, 11-10 Mountain West) lost 4-3 to No. 22 San Diego State (35-13, 18-3 MW) following a seventh-inning Aztec comeback on Sunday.

SDSU took an early 1-0 lead after scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning.

USU evened the score at 1-apiece in the top of the sixth. Junior Tyler Thornton pinch ran for shortstop Lexi Orozco after the senior reached on an Aztec fielding error. Sophomore second baseman Zaia Castruita then brought Thornton home with a double to left center.

The Aggies took the 3-1 lead in the next inning after scoring a couple of runs in the top of the seventh. Freshman pinch hitters Taryn Edds and Giselle Gonzalez got on base with a single and a hit by pitch, respectively. Sophomore pinch runner Libbie Hawker and freshman third baseman Claudia Medina replaced Edds and Gonzalez to run the bases. Junior center fielder Mazie Macfarlane then brought the pair home with a double to right center to give the Aggies the 3-1 edge.

San Diego State rallied in the bottom of the frame as the Aztecs scored three runs to secure the 4-3 win.

Senior Kapri Toone pitched her seventh complete game of the season for the Aggies, striking out three Aztec batters.

USU next faces in-state rival BYU (38-10, 10-2 WCC) in Provo, Utah, on Tuesday, May 10, at 6 pm

For more information on the Utah State softball program, follow the Aggies on Twitter at @USUSoftball, on Facebook at USUSoftball and on Instagram at ususoftball.

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