ASU softball upset by Utah in extra innings
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Arizona State softball team (38-6, 9-4 Pac-12) fell 5-4 in eight innings to Utah (20-23-1, 5-11 Pac-12) on Friday in the team’s first extra-inning loss of the year.
Bethany Kemp led the ASU offense with two homers and three RBIs. It was the first multihomer game for Kemp, who has six long balls on the season. Amber Freeman tallied three hits in four at-bats.
Mackenzie Popescue took just her second loss of the year (16-2) after entering in relief in the bottom of the seventh.
Mariah Ramirez (7-9), who came on in relief for Utah, picked up the win for Utah after finishing the final three frames.
ASU has played extra innings three times this season, going 2-1, with the loss against Utah the first extra-inning game in Pac-12 play.