Softball 0-5 at Troy Cox Invitational

In the softball team’s second tournament of the year, things didn’t go so well.

It lost all five games by a combined 46-14, including three shutouts.

The second day of the tournament was Utah Valley’s best day, but they still came up short against New Mexico State 12-8 and Samford 7-6.

The Wolverines (2-5) scored 14 runs and pounded out 16 hits in the two games, but it wasn’t enough, as they were out hit in both games.

"Our pitchers have been getting behind in the count this weekend," Utah Valley head coach Todd Fairbourne said. "We are walking way too many batters and giving up big hits after falling behind in the count."

Meghan Woodworth, who went 3-for-6, and Heidi Stocks (three doubles and three RBI) were bright spots in Utah Valley’s two games.

In the first game, the Wolverines saw an early inning explosion put the game out of reach. With the score tied 1-1 after the first inning, New Mexico State erupted for 10 second-inning runs.

In the second game, Utah Valley jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Woodworth drew a walk to lead off the game and scored on a RBI walk by Stocks.

Another big inning plagued Utah Valley as Samford scored four in the bottom of the third to open a 4-1 lead.

After the Bulldogs scored their fifth run in the bottom of the fourth, Utah Valley tied the score at 5-5 in the top of the fifth with its own four-run inning. The Wolverines got an RBI on a Cherylyn McGraw groundout and a Stocks double. Jessica Anderson followed with a two-run double two batters later to tie the score.

Samford and UV scored a run apiece in each of the subsequent half-innings. The Wolverines got their run on an RBI double from Magan Niemann.

After the Wolverines were held scoreless in the top of the seventh, Samford scored on a two-out RBI single.

On the first day and the final day, Utah Valley lost to Texas A&M Corpus Christi 9-0, Indiana State 8-0 and Oklahoma State 12-0.

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