February 23, 2024

Softball continues dominance with wins against Snow and CNCC

USU Eastern Eagles took the field these past two weekends against the Snow College Badgers and the Colorado Northwestern Community College. The Eagles continued its hot streak, winning all eight games over the two-weekend stretch. They did a great job playing as a team and finishing games.

Snow College Badgers

The Eagles got off to a great start against the visiting Badgers, jumping to a four-run lead in the fifth inning. 

Sophomore Nyah DeRyke threw five innings, giving up zero runs and one hit over five innings, striking out four and walking one. The Eagles launched three home runs for the game. Sophomore Josie Hiatt had one in the second inning. DeRyke put one out in the second as well and Bowman hit one deep in the fifth. 

The Eagles had solid defense and didn’t commit a single error. The final was 8-0 in favor of the Eagles. 

In game two, Eastern secured the victory thanks to their 12-run-fourth inning. The offense came from singles by Shayna Alofipo, sophomore Tanzie Gasu, and freshman Madie Luck. Freshman Emma Marchant earned the win, lasting five innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out six. The Eagles won this offensive clinic 18-3. 

In game three, DeRyke earned the win for Eastern. She lasted five innings, allowing nine hits, six runs and striking out five. 

Utah State Eastern socked five home runs for the game. Luck had one in the fourth, freshman Morgan Tanner in the third, Alofipo in the sixth and Bowman in the fourth and sixth inning. They won 12-11. 

In game four, Luck took the win for Utah State Eastern, lasting five innings, allowing four hits, two runs and walking one. The Eagles launched five home runs in the game: Cruz, Tanner and Canales in the fourth, Alofipo in the first and Bowman for the walk off in the fifth. 

Colorado Northwestern Community College

They then travelled to Rangely, Colorado, to take on the Spartans of Colorado Northwestern Community College. The Eagles outscored the Spartans 81-19. 

In game one, Alofipo was clutch at the plate for the Eagles, driving in four on three hits. She had a home run in the first and third inning. DeRyke was the winning pitcher for Utah State Eastern. She went three innings, allowing zero runs on one hit and striking out one. The final was 29-4. 

In game two, there was plenty of action on the base paths for the Eagles as they collected 23 hits. Utah State Eastern took the lead for good with five runs in the second inning. Luck got the win for Utah State Eastern, lasting five innings, allowing eight hits, eight runs and striking out five. The final was 24-8. 

In game three, Marchant was the winning pitcher. She surrendered three runs on eight hits over seven innings, striking out eight. The final was 10-3. In game four, Tanner showed timely hitting, driving in six runs on three hits to lead Utah State Eastern. Tanner drove in a run on a home run in the first, a double in the fourth, and a home run in the fourth. Grace Jenkins got the win for the Eagles in the circle.