Thunderbirds Continue Play at Red Desert Classic

The Southern Utah softball team continued competition in the St. George Red Desert Classic Saturday afternoon with games against Nevada and Boise State.

Game One: SUU 3, Nevada 16

The Thunderbirds started the day with a rematch with the Nevada Wolf Pack. Southern Utah didn’t fare much better in this one than on day one, not scoring until the fifth inning.

By the time they got on the board, Nevada had already scored 16 runs in the first five innings, including a three-run home run in the second and a grand slam in the third.

Madison Tuft led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a double and scored on a Nicole Simonson RBI single up the middle. Kendall Kapitzke brought Southern Utah’s run total to three with a two-run home run on the following at-bat.

Tuft finished the game 2-2 with a run scored and Simonson was 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Game Two: SUU 1, BSU 10

The T-Birds followed their game with Nevada with a matchup with the Boise State Broncos.

The Broncos jumped out to a five run lead in the opening inning, including a two-run home run and a RBI double.

The Thunderbirds got their only run of the game in the second inning when Taylei Williams hit a solo shot to straight away center.

The Broncos added five more runs in the second and held on to the 10-1 lead to end the game in five innings.

Kalei Watkins and Javlyn Weaver had the only other hits in the ball game for the Thunderbirds.

Southern Utah will wrap up play in the the Red Desert Classic tomorrow with games against Seattle U and Utah Valley.

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