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Kylee Brinkerhoff went a combined 4-for-6 with an RBI for the day.
UVU and USD conclude the series Sunday at 12 p.m. MT.
Shorstop Krystin Jachim delivered the game-winning RBI in the seventh.
Off for the weekend, UVU resumes play at Utah State next Tuesday.
Catcher Jamie North delivered the winning RBI in UVU's 3-2 game one victory.
After six seasons as an assistant coach and four seasons before that as a player, Rachel Hartgrove took over the reins of Utah Valley University softball in the 2013 season, guiding her alma mater to a 35-20 record. With 35 wins, the Wolverines surpassed the program's previous record for victories of 33, set by the 2012 squad.
Filling the shoes of recently departed head coach Todd Fairbourne, who had spent 14 years as the headman, Hartgrove took UVU to a third place finish in the Pacific Coast Softball Conference -- two spots higher than the Wolverines had been selected to finish in the league's preseason coaches' poll.
The 2013 squad also saw seven representatives on the PCSC all-conference team, earned its first victory over Utah in Salt Lake City, and earned a split with crosstown rival and eventual conference champion BYU.
As an assistant in 2012, Hartgrove helped guide UVU to its most successful season at the Division I ranks as it finished with a school-record 33 victories. She also helped the Wolverines finish second in the Pacific Coast Softball Conference Mountain Division and to its first-ever Great West Conference Championship after they won the 2012 GWC Tournament.
Hartgrove also helped coach the 2009 squad to a .320 batting average, a figure that ranked 11th in the nation and set a school record.
Hartgrove joined the Wolverine coaching staff after a stellar four-year playing career at Utah Valley where she hit over .300 each year and was named to the Division I All-Independent First Team for three consecutive years.
Hartgrove hit .364 her senior year with seven home runs and 30 RBIs. She led the Wolverines in every offensive statistical category and was named the Utah Valley University Female Athlete of the year.
In 2005 she garnered Division I Independent Player of the Year honors while starting all 50 games. She hit .392 in the Wolverines first season with a complete Division I schedule. She had 10 home runs and 34 RBIs along with 17 doubles and a .699 slugging percentage.
In her sophomore season she struck out only five times in 123 at bats while hitting .317. In her first season as a Wolverine she batted .425 and struck out only eight times in 212 at-bats. She was named to the First Team All-SWAC and Region 18 teams.
Hartgrove prepped at Pleasant Grove High School. She earned All-Region and All-State awards in softball during her final three years.