Utah Softball Beats No. 3 Washington Thanks To Late-Inning Grand Slam

Apr 20, 2019, 5:36 PM | Updated: 5:36 pm
Steve C. Wilson, Utah Athletics...
Steve C. Wilson, Utah Athletics

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah softball team pulled off a huge upset with a 5-4 victory over third-ranked Washington. The victory was secured with a grand slam in the sixth inning by Utah’s Alyssa Barrera.

Washington led 4-0 going into the sixth inning before the Utes mounted their comeback. With the bases loaded and with one run already on the board, Barerra blasted a 2-2 pitch over the centerfield wall to give Utah the lead.

Pitcher Hailey Hilburn came on in the seventh to close out the Huskies and ice the win with a save.

It was Utah’s first win against a top-5 team since they defeated No. 1 Arizona at home in 2017 which coincidentally was thanks to a walk off hit by Barrera.

Utah’s record improved to 15-28 overall.

The Utes are back home on Tuesday vs. Weber State at 4 p.m. for Fan Appreciation Day.

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