Arizona State’s second-ranked softball team travels to Utah this weekend for a three-game series against the Utes. The Sun Devils continue to play well on the season, now riding a two-game winning streak and improving their record to 38-5 overall and 9-3 in the Pac-12 Conference.
Friday’s game is at 5 p.m. PT, Saturday noon PT and Sunday 11 a.m. PT.
Last weekend, pitching ace Dallas Escobedo led Arizona State to a series win against No. 14 Washington at Farrington Stadium in Tempe. Escobedo ranks third all-time at ASU in career wins with 82. Her 21 wins this season ties her for 16th in single-season records.
After dropping the opening game versus Washington, the Sun Devils snapped the Huskies’ eight-game winning streak on Saturday with a win and collected their fourth Pac-12 series after rallying for a 2-1 victory on Sunday. Both Nikki Girard and Haley Steele finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate. Steele’s double is the 20th of her career (21st in ASU records).
Utah (19-23-1, 4-11 Pac-12) polished-off in-state rival Utah State 14-3 on Wednesday, playing on the road at LaRee and LeGrand Johnson Field in Logan, Utah. The Utes used three home runs to power their way past the Aggies. They scored nine unanswered runs in the first four innings of action; it was not until the bottom of the fifth inning when Utah State found some offense to extend the game by scoring three runs in the frame.
Utah tied its season high with 14 runs against the Aggies and tagged four doubles, another tie for its season. The Utes also scored 14 runs at UNLV on Feb. 17, while hitting four doubles in the same game against the Rebels.