Utah completed its 2014 season with a 31-24 overall record.
May 12, 2014
The University of Utah softball team concluded its 2014 regular season on an eight-game win streak.
The Utes ended the season 31-24 overall. In their last homestand, they picked up eight straight wins, including their first Pac-12 Conference series sweep in school history with three consecutive victories over California in Salt Lake City on May 1-3.
Utah finished its conference slate with an 8-15 mark, which lands them sixth in the final league standings.
Crazy Eight: The Utes closed their season by winning its final eight home games at Utah Softball Stadium. Utah outscored its foes 66-31 and held an 82-62 edge in hits.
Slinging Sammy: Freshman right-hander Sammy Cordova (Huntington Beach, Calif.) picked up the win in all five of Utah's outings last week after allowing seven earned runs on 24 hits after throwing 25.2 innings with nine strikeouts. Utah State and Grand Canyon hitters combined for a .238 average against Cordova.
Urgent Urtez: Utah freshman shortstop Anissa Urtez (Long Beach, Calif.) hit .550 with a .750 slugging percentage in five games last week with seven RBI in the Utes' regular-season-ending homestand against Utah State and Grand Canyon. She had 11 hits in 20 at-bats, including a pair of doubles and a triple.
Taking Two: Utah's defense set a school record and led the nation and the Pac-12 this season after converting 46 double plays, which doubled the 23 turned by second-place Stanford. Forty-six double plays turned is the fourth-most in a single season in NCAA history:
Taking Three: Utah was second in the NCAA with 0.38 triples per game and led the Pac-12 with 27 triples this season. Oregon was second in the league with 19 in 2014. Flippen was second in the conference with a team-high mark of six triples this season, followed by Urtez in a third-place tie with three.
1. UC Santa Barbara: 82 in 1985
2. Penn State: 61 in 1985
3. Nebraska: 69 in 2013
4. Utah: 46 in 2014<
5. Utah: 43 in 2013
Utah: 43 in 1989
Kate Can Rake: Junior left fielder Kate Dickman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) paces Utah with a .415 batting average, which ranked seventh in the Pac-12. Dickman was second in the league with 80 hits and 59 runs scored, third with five triples and tied for third with 16 doubles. She also put together a team-high 14-game hit streak this season.