Glennis Donnelly was one of two Utes to connect a home run on Friday.
April 30, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY--The Rams continued to pour on the offense as they grabbed the second game of the league doubleheader against Utah 7-5 on Friday afternoon at Ute Field. Utah(17-28, 5-9 conference), which did rally out five runs in the bottom of the seventh, dropped all four of its games to Colorado State (35-12, 11-3 conference) this season. The Utes now host New Mexico in a doubleheader tomorrow at Ute Field beginning at noon. Utah will honor its three seniors immediately following the second game with the Lobos.
Colorado State came out swinging from the get go. It drove in two runs in the first, followed by singles in the second and third to jump out to a 4-0 lead on the Utes and freshman Samantha Schroeder. In the fourth, Colorado State added another pair of runs off a solo homer by Stephani Roberts and an RBI double by Kerry Farrell. The runs chased the Ute starter Schroeder from the circle after three and two-third innings of work. Senior Heather Bowlin would come on in relief. Bowlin shut the Rams down in the fifth and seventh, but did surrender a long ball to Roberts, her second of the day.
Trailing 7-0, Utah staged a rally that saw five runs score in the bottom of the seventh. Lynsey Wall led off the inning with a single up the middle. The next batter, Ivette Hernandez, would connect for a home run to left to bring in Wall and cut it to 7-2. After a CSU pitching change and a Ute out, pinch hitter Amy Alvord picked a good time to pick up her first hit in a Ute uniform. Alvord would then move to second after Jackie Wong knocked a single to second. With the two runners on, Glennis Donnelly would then drive a pitch over the left field fence to cut the lead to 7-5. Utah would continue the rally when Melissa Stahnke ripped a single to right field. But, Utah's next batter would line out to the shortstop to cut the rally short.
The win is credited to starter Genevieve Kelly, who scattered six hits and allowed two runs in six innings. Jessica Strickland picked up her fifth save of the season and second of the day. Schroeder falls to 2-7 on the season after yielding six runs off seven hits and three walks.
Stahnke, Hernandez and Wong each had two hits to lead the Utes. Farrell continued her hot streak for the Rams, driving in three runs off a double and home run.