The Utah softball team finished off one heck of a season Sunday night after dropping a hard fought game to Washington in the deciding game of the Super Regionals by a score of 2-1. After the Utes third straight NCAA appearance, and second straight Super Regional appearance, the Utes were in striking distance of the Women’s College World Series.
After falling behind 2-0 after two innings, the Utes found themselves with quite a few opportunities to take the lead. In the fourth inning, Utah loaded the bases in the on singles by Hannah Flippen, Anissa Urtez and Heather Bowen, but a grounder to second ended any hope to get on the board. That changed in the fifth as Delilah Pacheco singled to start it off, and Urtez lofted a ball to right that resulted in a sacrifice fly and Utah's first run.
Utah had a final opportunity in the sixth, but Ryley Ball was tagged out trying to steal third, and any final scoring threat was finished from there. The Utes gave themselves a chance to advance, against a very good team, racking up 8 hits to just their 3, but ultimately fell a bit short.
A great season for the Utes, and here’s hoping they can continue to build upon it.