Texie Criddle ripped an RBI triple in Utah's loss on Friday afternoon.
April 11, 2003
Colorado Springs, Colo.--The Utes fell in game two of a twin bill against Colorado State, 9-7, on Friday afternoon to drop to 12-19, 1-3 MWC. CSU picks up its 24th win of the season (24-9, 5-3 MWC). Utah now travels to Albuquerque, N.M., to face New Mexico in a doubleheader beginning at noon on Sunday.
Utah broke open the game with six runs in the third to take a 6-0 lead. A Ram error put Jackie Wong on to lead off the inning. Wong would swipe second, en route to scoring on a triple by Texie Criddle. Niki Hayhurst then reached on a fielder's choice, and after a Ute error, Glennis Donnelly connected for a double to score Criddle and move Hayhurst to third. Lynsey Wall followed up with a double of her own that pushed in Hayhurst and Donnelly. After another Ute out and a walk, a fielder's choice put Sarah Lyman on and sent Wall across the plate. Then, Wong hit a single to third to bring in Bryanne Durrence, who had walked, 6-0.
Colorado State put its first digit on the board in the fourth and followed up with another run in the fifth to make it 6-2. In the top of the sixth, Ivette Hernandez drew a bases loaded walk to bring in Melissa Stahnke who had singled earlier in the inning.
What looked to be a comfortable 7-2 lead turned into a nightmare for Utah, as CSU scored seven unanswered runs in the bottom of the sixth. It was a barrage of singles and a three-run double that comprised the Rams' offensive outpour as they grabbed a 9-7 victory.
Utah had nine hits in the game, one from each starter. Wall had the two RBI, while five other Utes knocked in one run each.