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Instant Replay: Former Utah Softball Standout Makes Impressive Catch During USA/Mexico Game

Jul 24, 2021, 6:28 AM
Anissa Urtez #17 of Team Mexico...
Anissa Urtez #17 of Team Mexico throws to first base in the first inning against Team United States during the Softball Opening Round on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 24, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Yuichi Masuda/Getty Images)
(Photo by Yuichi Masuda/Getty Images)

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Former Utah Utes shortstop Anissa Urtez made a spectacular catch during Team Mexico’s game against the United States.

Urtez and the Mexican National Team faced Team USA on Friday, July 23.

During the fifth inning of action, the United States hit a line drive that was primed for a base hit.

Urtez dove to her right and blocked the ball on the turf with her glove to halt the would-be hit.

Unfortunately for Urtez and Team Mexico their play didn’t result to any runs against Team USA.

USA vs. Mexico

Cat Osterman pitched shutout ball for the second time in four days, Ali Aguilar hit a tiebreaking, two-run single and the top-ranked United States beat No. 5 Mexico 2-0 at the Olympic softball tournament.

The U.S. pitched its third straight one-hitter and has not allowed a run while improving to 3-0 in softball’s return to the Olympics for the first time since 2008.

But the Americans are getting just enough offense with five runs.

Osterman pitched six innings for her second win and Monica Abbott got her second save to go with a win.

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Instant Replay: Former Utah Softball Standout Makes Impressive Catch During USA/Mexico Game