Kendal Bergman and the Utes host doubleheaders against Utah Valley and Southern Utah.
April 21, 2014
Utah Valley Doubleheader Information
Southern Utah Doubleheader Information
The University of Utah softball team starts a busy, seven-game week by hosting doubleheaders against Utah Valley (Monday) and Southern Utah (Tuesday) at Utah Softball Stadium.
Pac-12 Conference play resumes for Utah over the weekend at No. 9 Arizona, starting Friday, Apr. 25 at 6 p.m. MT.
Utah is 20-20 overall and 5-12 in Pac-12 play after taking two out of three from Stanford last weekend in Salt Lake City. The Utes came back with 12 unanswered runs to overcome a 7-0 deficit for a 12-7 victory in the opener before taking an 8-3 win in the middle game. The series finale went to Stanford by a 12-11 score.
Utah Valley is 13-31 overall and the Wolverines have lost eight of their last nine.
Southern Utah is 16-22 overall and the Thunderbirds are on a three-game win streak.
Last Time Against Utah Valley: Junior Mariah Ramirez picked up two wins on the mound and had three hits with four RBI to lead Utah to a pair of wins at Utah Valley, 6-2 and 8-1, in a non-conference doubleheader at Utah Valley on Apr. 14 at Wolverine Softball Field. Utah totaled 17 hits in the day as Ramirez went 3-for-7 with four RBI, while picking up two wins on the mound, going 10.2 innings and allowing a pair of earned runs on only eight hits with five strikeouts. She is now 3-3 on the season. Junior Kate Dickman had three hits and three runs with three runs scored between the two games.
Slammin' Stewy: Sophomore third baseman Kristen Stewart posted a team-high .706 slugging percentage and tied for team-high honors with eight RBI and stole two bases in five games last week at Utah Valley and in a three-game home set against Stanford. She hit for a .353 average, only struck out once and did not commit an error on 13 chances from her third-base position in the Utah defense.
Stewart helped Utah win its second straight Pac-12 Conference home series by taking two out of three from Stanford last weekend at Utah Softball Stadium. She went for a 1.000 slugging percentage with 10 total bases in 10 official at-bats, including a pair of home runs that drove in seven Ute runs. In the field, she turned in a flawless 1.000 fielding percentage after six chances at third base.
Stewart hit the second grand slam for the Utes in as many days to lead Utah to an 8-3 win over Stanford in the middle game of the series on Apr. 18.
Trailing 7-0, Stewart started Utah's 12-0 rally by lacing a solo homer over the right-center field wall for her first round-tripper of the season for Utah's first score of the contest on Apr. 17.
During the series finale on Apr. 19, Stewart stole a season-high two bases and was impressive at the plate as well as she had two hits and two RBI for her second straight multi-RBI game and third overall this season.
In the Apr. 14 doubleheader at Utah Valley, Stewart had two hits and one RBI to go with five assists and two putouts at third base against the Wolverines. Stewart registered two hits in the first game of the day before rolling an RBI ground ball to her counterpart to give Utah a 3-1 lead in the second game.