SOFTBALL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SOFTBALL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYU softball: Inexperience has led to inconsistent season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57796714-88/byu-freshman-cougars-eakin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57796714-88/byu-freshman-cougars-eakin.html.csp">BYU softball: Inexperience has led to inconsistent season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T21:41:21.576-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Asked to explain the BYU softball team’s uneven 2014 season to date, senior pitcher Tori Almond offers just one word. “Insane,” says the former Bingham High star and two-time 5A MVP and Utah Gatorade Player of the Year. It is a 17-20 team that defeated No. 2-ranked Tennessee 6-3 on Feb. 27 and current No. 1 Oregon 6-5 on March 25 and played No. 10 Washington, No. 14 Minnesota and No. 22 Stanford tough, yet has lost to the likes of Valparaiso, North Dakota State, Weber State, Chattanooga ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57796714@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:41:21 MDT Prep softball: East’s Michelle Thomas has grown up fast on the field http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57747217-190/thomas-leopards-east-field.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57747217-190/thomas-leopards-east-field.html.csp">Prep softball: East’s Michelle Thomas has grown up fast on the field</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bubba Brown</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:44:33.569-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">East softball pitcher Michelle Thomas stands on the wet turf of the Leopards’ softball field on a rainy and gloomy afternoon, clutching her glove and preparing for practice. After more than a year with the Leopards, the sophomore looks around the field and reflects. She is home on the turf here, having reached a level of comfort and confidence that sometimes has lacked on her path to becoming one of the state’s best pitchers through the early part of this season. “At first it was kind of overwhe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57747217@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:44:33 MDT Utah softball team falls in series finale to No. 3 Oregon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57724904-89/utah-oregon-softball-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57724904-89/utah-oregon-softball-state.html.csp">Utah softball team falls in series finale to No. 3 Oregon</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Combined news services</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T16:17:59.45-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The No. 3 Oregon Ducks completed a series sweep of the Utah softball team Monday, hammering the Utes 14-3 at Utah Softball Stadium. The Ducks blew the game open with seven runs in the third inning, then scored six more in the fifth. Oregon (26-3, 3-0 Pac-12) received a five-inning, five-hit effort from starter Cheridan Hawkins, who yielded one run while striking out 10. Freshman second baseman Hannah Flippen had two hits, while senior designated player Taylor Jordan and freshman shortstop Aniss...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57724904@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:17:59 MDT Utah softball: Utes lose 8-7 in new home to No. 3 Oregon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57715634-89/utah-softball-loss-oregon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57715634-89/utah-softball-loss-oregon.html.csp">Utah softball: Utes lose 8-7 in new home to No. 3 Oregon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Alex Markham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T23:11:29.201-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The ceremonial ribbon was cut, the speeches were given, and then it came time to play ball. The University of Utah softball team officially christened its new $5.2 million ballpark on Saturday against Oregon. The Utes gave the third-ranked Ducks all they could handle but lost 8-7 in their Pac-12 home opener at Utah Softball Stadium. “This has been such an exciting day, it’s just been awesome to see this facility come to fruition, and the realization that the softball team now has a home to call ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57715634@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:11:29 MDT Former Ute earns milestone coaching victory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57633380-59/utes-coaching-earned-evans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57633380-59/utes-coaching-earned-evans.html.csp">Former Ute earns milestone coaching victory</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T19:55:02.989-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Congratulations are in order for former Utah softball player Jo Evans, now Texas A&M's coach, who earned her 1,000 coaching victory Saturday. Evans earned High Country All-Conference Honors in 1982 for the Utes and was named an ASA All-American. She began her head coaching career at Colorado State in 1986 then returned to the coach the Utes in 1991. Under her care, the Utes reached the College World Series in her second year and earned back-to-back WAC titles. The 1994 team stands out for its ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57633380@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:55:02 MDT