Utah softball honors four players on Senior Day

Utah softball head coach Amy Hogue speaks during a senior day celebration at Dumke Family Softball Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Mengshin Lin, Deseret News

The Utah softball team needs one more win to clinch at least a .500 season and a berth in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Coach Amy Hogue was hoping the three-game series final against Washington could be the clincher Sunday afternoon.

It was also Senior Day for the Utes, but the Huskies had a few seniors with their own plans.

Gabbie Plain scattered six hits, and escaped several jams, and Baylee Klingler hit a two-run homer, and that was enough to give Washington a 5-1 Pac-12 Conference win in front of 1,200 fans at Utah’s Dumke Family Softball Stadium.

The Huskies, now 34-13 overall, have already clinched a postseason berth, but came to Utah looking to improve their RPI rating. Instead, it was the Utes who likely improved from the series. With the loss, Utah fell to 26-25 but have three games scheduled at Oregon State next week. One victory – or even three rainouts – would give Utah a reason to celebrate its first NCAA tourney berth since 2017.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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