The Snow Badger softball team had a tough weekend hosting the second-ranked Bruins of Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). The Badgers couldn’t muster enough offense through the first three games of the series, scoring a combined two runs on only eight hits.
For SLCC, the middle of the order really produced for them as they pounded the ball in the first three games with clean-up hitter Kyrae Kogianes going a combined five-for-eight at the plate with two homers, a triple, and a double along with six RBI’s and scoring eight runs herself.
The Last game of the series faired much better for the Badgers but they still couldn’t secure a win. It was a classic battle as both teams went back and forth the entire game. SLCC scored twice in the top of the first on a pair of singles to take an early lead. Snow scored in the bottom of the second as Emily Adams tripled for the Badgers to drive in Manzione who had doubled.
Snow had a chance to extend their lead in the sixth when Kayla Larson and Cassidy Anderson walked to open the inning. Manzione later walked with two outs to load the bases, but the Badgers could not bring a run across, leaving the score at 4-3 heading into the last inning.
In the last inning, the Bruins opened it up and had a rally where they took the lead and extended it to 6-4 in the top of the inning, which was capped by a pinch-hit triple by SLCC. The Badgers still came out swinging in the bottom of the inning as Emily Adams and Shaylee Larsen singled with no outs. The bases were then loaded after a walk, but the Badgers could not come up with a hit to push across any of the runners. The game ended 6-4 as the Badgers couldn’t win a game this weekend.
The Badgers will take on Fourth Ranked College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho this weekend, April 17 and 18.