BYU didn’t get a shot at the Utes this year, but making most of opportunities against other Utah schools

BYU players huddle on the mound during game against Southern Utah on March 22, 2022. BYU is a perfect 6-0 against Utah schools this season.

Donovan Kelly, BYU Photo

BYU softball has dominated the state this season, putting together a perfect record in games played against opponents from Utah.

The Cougars have posted a 6-0 record in those contests, outscoring their fellow Beehive State squads 47-11 and picking up shutouts in all but two of those games. 

BYU’s success against in-state foes has come as the school emphasizes winning first and foremost.

“While you always like to beat your in-state rivals, it’s not something that we single out or really focus on,” BYU coach Gordon Eakin said. “We want to win every game that we play.”

The Cougars won’t get a chance to play archrival Utah this year after the original contest and a subsequent makeup game were both scratched due to weather.

It marks the second time in three seasons that BYU and Utah have called off their only contests of the year — the other cancellation coming in 2020 due to COVID-19 abruptly halting the season.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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