Melissa Stahnke knocked two home runs in Utah's loss on Friday.
April 30, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY--The Utah softball team fell to 17-27 on the season, 5-8 in league play, after dropping game one of a twin bill 6-2 on Friday at Ute Field to Colorado State. The win improves the Rams overall record to 34-12 and their conference record to 10-3.
Colorado State, which came into the game as the third-ranked batting team in the nation, put one on the board in the first with an RBI double. Utah answered in the latter of the inning when Melissa Stahnke drove a solo shot over the left field fence.
The Rams would continue to pour out the offense driving in two more in the fourth and one more in the fifth to increase their margin to 4-1. The lead was cut in half in the bottom of the sixth after Stahnke connected for her second long ball of the day. But, CSU would add two more in the top of the seventh to stretch it to a 6-2 victory.
Magan Masser picked up the victory to move to 10-3 on the year, while Jessica Strickland earned the save. Utah's Brianna Gourdin is credited with the loss after scattering 11 hits over seven innings. Gourdin did break her career high by fanning 11 Rams in the game.
Stahnke led Utah with the two homers on a two-of-three day at the plate. Meanwhile, Karry Farrell also knocked two long balls--for the Rams. Farrell was perfect on the day with four hits and four runs driven in. There were five home runs in the game between the two teams.