BYU softball got ranked at the beginning of the week and the Cougars haven’t slowed down yet. Thus far, they’re 3-0 in the DeMarini Desert Classic.
BYU softball has started the DeMarini Desert Classic with three-straight victories.
Yesterday, the Cougars defeated Hawaii 7-5 behind McKenna Bull’s six inning and five strikeout performance. She’s now 3-0 on the season.
Today BYU softball defeated Texas State 5-3 and Nevada 8-0, improving to 5-2 on the season.
Bull pitched 6.2 innings and Texas State, striking out seven and allowing one earned run. Ashley Thompson went 2-3 with a home run and three RBI. Arianna Paulson got the final out of the game and recorded her first career save.
In game two, against Nevada, history was made.
Freshman Kerisa Viramontes, who was making the first start of her career, pitched a no-hitter. Pitching coach Pete Meredith called it “pretty special.”
Outfielder Rylee Jensen collected three doubles in the mercy-ruled shortened game, giving her five on the day.
“We played well today,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said in a press release following the games. “Our pitching was outstanding. We got some big hits at key times and played solid defense.”
BYU softball returns to the diamond tomorrow to take on San Jose State and Northern Iowa.
San Jose State went 28-24 last season and Northern Iowa went 38-19. The Cougars are 9-3 all-time against the two programs.
For those interested, live stats for the games can be seen here.