Softball pulls late victory

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Dixie State University found redemption mid game against Colorado State University-Pueblo Thursday in the Dixie State Easton Classic tournament.               

Both teams who had the same cleats, team colors and look-a-like catchers failed to score in the first three innings of the game.

DSU struggled to place the ball at the bat and only had one hit in the first inning. CSU-P mirrored DSU each inning until the top of the fourth when CSU-P’s Christa Angers hit a three-run homer over the center field fence bringing in herself and her teammates Shelby Bennett and Michaela Burpee.

In the bottom of the fourth DSU managed to put up one run on the board with an RBI from sophomore catcher Jessica Gonzalez, a general studies major from Kingsburg, California.

DSU held CSU-P in the top of the fifth inning with three up, three down and quickly found themselves up to bat again.

Freshman first-baseman Riley Tyteca, from Farmington, reached on an outside ball and sent it toward the CSU-P third baseman who tipped it off her glove and it rolled behind her. Junior outfielder Janessa Bassett, a biology major from Stansbury Park, was able to glide into home plate followed by sophomore second-baseman Bailey Gaffin, a general studies major from Glendale, Arizona to tie up the score.

Moments later, Gonzalez, with three balls and one strike, put the ball over the left field fence scoring herself and Tyteca.

DSU held CSU-P for the remainder of the game leaving the final score 5-3.

The Trailblazers take on St. Edwards University Friday at 3 p.m. on field four of the Canyons softball complex.