The Aggies entered Wednesday’s game riding a seven game home win streak. That streak was snapped following a 3-2 loss to Weber State.
Noelle Johnson, with the loss, pitched a complete game with five strikeouts and only one walk. Johnson let up a total of seven hits, as did the Weber pitchers Baylee Reeves and Tatiana Su’esu’e.
The game started off with a scoreless first inning. The Aggies held a 1-0 lead from back-to-back doubles by Victoria Saucedo and Sydney Hart until the Wildcats caught up in the fourth inning, tying the game.
It was a steady score of 1-1 straight toward the seventh inning where Weber came out ahead. The Wildcats put runners on base with two base-hits followed by a triple to center field hit by Alyson Kulp that brought in the runners for a 3-1 lead.
Utah State came out in the bottom of the seventh to respond to the two-run gain. There was hope for a two-out rally after the first two at-bats grounded out. Hart got on with a base-hit followed by Paxton Provost joining the game as a pinch hitter. Provost followed up with a double bringing Hart home and the score 3-2.
Unfortunately, the score stood with a one run deficit after Bailee Trapp walked and Bailey Lewis ended the inning and the game with a caught foul on the third base line, giving the win to Su’esu’e.
Utah State takes on Boise State for their next weekend series, starting with a double-header on Friday and a plan to finish the series on Sunday. Following those games, USU will go up against Colorado State for a rescheduled series with a double-header on Monday and one more game on Tuesday.