by Mike Miller
Most teams had a mixed bag of games, but there is still plenty of upside as the BYU spring sports start to take a peek at the postseason on the horizon.
It was an up and down two weeks for the Bat Cats. They blew out No. 19 Gonzaga 11-2 in Provo before dropping the next two games. Their next series, at Saint Mary’s, saw a 12-2 win before two 4-3 losses. BYU also had single games against Washington State (9-3 win) and Dixie State (7-5 loss).
Next Up: The Cougars are currently hosting Santa Clara for a three-game series this weekend. The games will be available on the BYU Sports Network.
The season ended with a fourth-place finish in NCAA Regionals. BYU’s 196.625 was a respectable score for them but was not enough to keep up with the high-quality opposition.
The Cougars won five of their six recent softball games, which all came at home. Their high-powered offense was on full display with a combined 56 runs scored across the five wins.
Next Up: The homestand continues with a three-game series against LMU. A Friday doubleheader precedes a game on Saturday, with all contests available on BYUtv.
They also had an up and down run of results. They picked up a rivalry win over Utah State and a road win at UC San Diego, but also lost to Gonzaga and San Diego.
Next Up: BYU is on a California road trip, with Friday matches at San Francisco and Saturday matches at Santa Clara.
The Cougars went down to Malibu, California, and split a pair of matches with No. 7 Pepperdine. The 3-2 win in the first match proves the potential that is in the team despite inconsistent results this season. While the Waves swept the second match 3-0, BYU should be pleased with the trip.
Next Up: The gauntlet continues with another California road trip to a ranked foe. No. 12 Stanford will host BYU for two matches Friday and Saturday. A live stream will be available through the Pac-12 Network.
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