Jackie Sweet and the Utes take on Utah State and Arizona State this week.
April 15, 2013
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The University of Utah softball team heads north to Logan for a non-conference single game at Utah State on Wednesday afternoon before resuming Pac-12 Conference play against No. 2/3 Arizona State in a three-game series this weekend at Utah Softball Stadium.
First pitch for Wednesday's contest at Utah State is set for 1:30 p.m. MT in LaRee and LaGrand Johnson Field. The Arizona State series in Salt Lake City starts Friday at 6 p.m. MT. The middle contest of the three-game set on Saturday is slated for 1 p.m. MT with Sunday's finale to begin at 12 p.m. MT.
Utah lost two of three at Oregon State last weekend and stands 4-11 in league games this season and 18-23-1 overall.
Game Coverage: Live stats for Wednesday's game at Utah State can be found at utahstateaggies.com.
As always, Gavin McCallister will have the play-by-play call of the Ute home games this weekend at utahutes.com. so tune in if you can't make it out to Utah Softball Stadium this weekend. Fans can also follow the Arizona State series via live stats provided by Gametracker at the links below:
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First Pac-12 Road Win: Utah outhit Oregon State on Saturday, 13-7, during an 11-2 win on Saturday. Sophomore left fielder Kate Dickman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) led the way with a 3-for-4 afternoon and tied Utah's school single-game record with seven RBI. The Utes also drew four walks on the day, while not issuing a single free pass to the Beavers.
Home Sweet Home: The Utes have won three of their last four games against Pac-12 foes in their new home, Utah Softball Stadium. In Pac-12 play, Utah has split its first six league games at home.
Utah's senior second baseman Jackie Sweet (Corona, Calif.) is hitting .586 within the friendly confines of USS after going 17-of-29 with two home runs, two triples and two doubles for a 1.000 slugging percentage and 11 RBI.
Dickman is hitting .455 at the plate during home games with 10 hits in 22 official at-bats, including four triples, two home runs and a double for nine RBI.
Freshman pitcher Kayce Nieto (Farmington Hills, Mich.) is 3-0 at home with a 2.51 ERA during two complete-game efforts.
Hit It to Win It: Utah has registered more hits than its opponents in 17 contests this season. The Utes sport a 12-5 record when coming up with more hits than their foes, including a 3-1 mark in that situation during league play.
Kate Cashes In: Dickman went 6-for-11 for a .545 batting average last week with nine runs driven in and four runs scored. Dickman compiled a 1.091 slugging percentage on the week thanks to two home runs and earned a .667 on-base percentage after drawing two walks and being hit by a pitch twice.
In Saturday's 11-2 win at Oregon State, Dickman tied three others in the school record book with seven RBI in a single game: Cyndee Bennett vs. New Mexico on Apr. 6, 1996; Lyndsey Trevis vs. Massachusetts on Mar. 10, 2001 and Niki Hayhurst vs. Colorado State on Apr. 1, 2001.
Dickman owns a .444 batting average in Pac-12 play and is slugging at a .911 slugging percentage with 18 RBI and four home runs against league foes. In the overall statistics, Dickman is hitting .336 with a .574 slugging percentage and a .423 on-base percentage.
Sweet Streak: Sweet had her team-high 15-game streak snapped last Saturday at Oregon State, but drew a walk to keep her team-high reached base streak intact, which currently stands at 18.