Softball drops slugfest to Bears
In a record-setting game against University of Northern Colorado, the Weber State University softball team came up short against the Bears, falling 17-15.
In what would be the Wildcats’ only match-up of the weekend due to poor weather, Northern Colorado put together a 10-run sixth inning to come from behind for the win.
The game set a Big Sky Conference record, as the two teams combined to score 32 runs—breaking the previous record of 29 runs scored set in 2013 by Portland State University and Idaho State University. The Wildcats also made an entry in the team’s record book, as their 16 hits tied for third most in school history.
Senior Mylee Brown batted 4-4 against the Bears with two runs batted in and two runs scored, while hitting the team’s only home run of the day. Freshman Molly Horne batted 3-4 with a team-high two doubles and tied for the game high with five RBI.
The Wildcats return home on Tuesday for a non-conference doubleheader against Utah State University before heading out on the road again to play Sacramento State this weekend. The team finishes off its regular season with a three-game home series against University of Montana beginning on May 1.
Track and field picks up qualifiers
The Wildcats split up the team last week to compete in three different meets and came away with solid performances at each competition.
WSU freshman Joey Czellecz and senior Stetson Smith both qualified for the Big Sky Conference championships at the Mark Faldmo Invitational in Logan. Czellecz finished second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 53.84 seconds, while Smith finished third in the 800 meter run with a final time of 1:53.55.
At the Mount San Antonio College Relays, sophomore Hailey Whetten finished fourth in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 35:23.44—the eighth fastest time in school history. Junior Tip Worob set a personal record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:15.47.
Junior Jamie Stokes put up a season-best time of 4:27.26 running in the 1,500 meter run at the Brian Clay Invitational at Cerritos College on Thursday night. In the men’s 1,500 meter, sophomore Joseph Maloney ran a new personal record with a time of 3:54.61.
The Wildcats return to action this weekend when they travel to Brigham Young University to compete at the Robinson Invitational.