The Utah softball team has come a long way since joining the Pac-12, and now sitting at No. 14 in the country, the Utes upset the No. 1 team in the country for the first time in program history, by topping Arizona 6-3 on Friday, giving Arizona just their 2nd loss of the season. The Utes led wire-to-wire in the game, and jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead after four innings, and were able to hold off the Wildcats, who scored their 3 runs in the final two innings.
Utah pitcher Miranda Viramontes improved to 11-1 with the big win after throwing a season-high 118 pitches while allowing just one extra base-hit. Offensively, Bridget Castro had three hits, including a triple, Delilah Pacheco had a pair of hits and runs scored, and Anissa Urtez smacked a key two-run triple. The Utes did produce 10 hits on the game, including an RBI single by Hannah Flippen. The Utes really knocked around Wildcat pitcher Taylor McQuillan, who entered with a record of 13-0, and knocked her out after 3 and 2⁄3 innings.
The Utes will attempt to take the series from Arizona, who won the first game, this afternoon.