Freshman first baseman Bridget Castro drove in two runs Sunday at No. 9 Arizona.
April 27, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. - Freshman first baseman Bridget Castro drove a two-run single down the left-field line in the first inning, but the University of Utah softball dropped an 8-3 decision in the finale of its Pac-12 Conference series at No. 9 Arizona Sunday at Hillenbrand Stadium.
Utah (23-24, 5-15 Pac-12) received hits from three different players as Castro registered a hit for a pair of RBI and also drew a walk. She is third on the squad with 35 RBI this season and has eight multi-RBI games this year.
Senior center fielder Chalese Hadley hit an RBI single in her only official at-bat of the contest in addition to drawing two walks. Freshman shortstop Anissa Urtez came up with a single and scored a run as well.
Freshman right-hander Sammy Cordova yielded eight runs in 10 hits during 6.0 innings on the mound to see her record even to 8-8 on the year.
Utah's defense improved its nation-high double-play to 40 after turning a 5-4-3 double play in the bottom half of the fourth frame.
The Utes got on the board first with a three-run output in the first frame as sophomore third baseman Kristen Stewart drew a one-out walk and Urtez knocked a base hit to left field. With Utes on first and second base, junior left fielder Kate Dickman drew another walk before Castro's base hit along the left-field line allowed Stewart and Urtez to cross home plate. Sophomore catcher Shelby Pacheco was walked with two outs to load the bases before Hadley was issued the fourth free pass of the inning to force Dickman home for Utah's third score of the frame and her 13th RBI of the season.