Utah Utes Softball Get Win Saturday, Face Ole Miss Again

May 20, 2023, 8:48 PM | Updated: May 21, 2023, 11:30 am

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah softball is in a groove getting the win over Ole Miss in the NCAA Tournament Saturday afternoon and will face them once more on Sunday.

The game between the Utes and Rebels was a tight one early on, tied at one a piece through four innings. Then Utah began to break out, regaining the lead and never looking back. The sixth inning is where the Utes really took off and solidified the win, beating Ole Miss, 7-1.

“I’m so proud of this group,” head coach Amy Hogue said. “I feel a lot like yesterday. There were a lot of pieces that were put together, aggressive baserunning, clutch hitting, all of the above. Great team win and [Mariah Lopez and Ellessa Bonstrom] led the way.”

Utah now sits at 39-13 on the season while one more win on Sunday afternoon will send them to the Super Regional Series.

Mariah Lopez, Ellessa Bonstrom Set The Pace

Utah softball has been enjoying a lot of success both as a team and individually through the 2023 season.

Earlier in the year, pitcher Mariah Lopez threw a no-hitter to clinch the sweep of Oregon before the Pac-12 Tournament. On Saturday, Lopez was at it again throwing 10 strikeouts to help secure the win.

Ellessa Bonstrom wasn’t to be left out of Saturday’s fun, breaking the program record for career RBIs hitting her


Up Next For Utah

The Utes are set to take on the Ole Miss Rebels at the Dumke Family Softball Stadium Sunday, May 20 at 12:00 p.m. MT. Fans can watch it live at the park, or on ESPN+.

A win in Sunday’s contest would move Utah softball on to the Super Regional Series.

Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BodkinKSLsports


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Utah Utes Softball Get Win Saturday, Face Ole Miss Again