Did you miss any of the action from SUU’s busy weekend? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a recap of everything that happened around SUU athletics this weekend.
SUU Softball Wins Series over Northern Colorado
ST. GEORGE, Utah — Inclement weather moved SUU’s home series down south where the Thunderbirds took two of three from the Northern Colorado Bears over the weekend.
Game One (4/12) – UNCO 7 SUU 4
A five-run first inning gave the Bears a big enough cushion to hold off the T-Birds in the first game of Friday’s double-header. Trailing 7-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Kendall Kapitzke belted a grand slam to trim the deficit to 7-4. SUU’s rally would ultimately fall short as pitcher Hanna Wynn dropped to 2-11 on the season.
Game Two (4/12) – SUU 4 UNCO 3 (8 innings)
SUU scored one run in the third, fourth and sixth innings to erase a 3-0 deficit and force extra innings. The T-Birds would eventually claim a walk-off victory when Madison Carr laid down a bunt single and UNC third baseman Alyssa Huerta threw it wildly, allowing Makall Whetten to score the winning run.
Whetten finished 3-4 with an RBI and one run scored. Carr followed, going 1-2 with an RBI.
Hannah Lilly earned her first win of the season to improve to 1-8.
Game Three (4/13) – SUU 16 UNCO 11
The series finale was a slugfest as the teams combined for 33 hits on Saturday afternoon. Samantha Guerra led the T-Birds, going 4-4 with a home run, 3 RBI and three runs. Kendall Kapitzke also homered as she finished 3-4 with 4 RBI.
Sydni Sorenson earned her first victory, moving to 1-5 overall.
The Thunderbirds (5-25, 3-6) travel to Portland State to take on the Vikings in a three-game set beginning on Friday, April 19. All games will be streamed on Pluto TV.
SUU Track and Field Performs Well at UC Riverside
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The Thunderbird track and field team claimed multiple top-three performances in the Chris Rinne Twilight Invite on Friday, April 12.
Ogochukwu Nwachukwu led SUU in the hammer throw as her mark of 183’ ¾” earned the event victory. The score ranks fifth all-time in school history. Alexis McAllister followed with 153’ 10”.
On the men’s team, Jordan Porcaro finished first with 190 3 ¾” in the hammer throw to earn the fourth best mark in school records.
Cannon Brunsvik broke SUU’s shot put record with a mark of 56′ 11 ¼”, claiming the event victory.
Justin Lewis, Devon Montgomery, Frank Harris III and Brandan Harley secured the victory in the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 40.99, ranking them fourth in SUU history.
The team travels to Azusa, California to compete in the Bryan Clay Invitational on Wednesday, April 17.
SUU Women’s Tennis Drops Match Versus Idaho State
ST. GEORGE, Utah — The Thunderbirds lost a close 4-3 match to the Idaho State Bengals on Saturday afternoon. SUU (11-8, 4-3) now sits at sixth place in the Big Sky.
Aaron Peterson for SUU News
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