March 29, 2011
PROVO, Utah - Amanda Perez singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday afternoon against Boise State to give the Wolverines (7-14) a walk-off 3-2 win over the Broncos (18-11) at BYU's Gail Miller Field.
With the game tied at 2-2 in the last of the seventh, the Wolverines managed to load the bases with one out for their clean-up hitter Perez. Perez calmly stepped to the plate and delivered a sharp single up the middle to score pinch runner Sydney Miles from third to seal the victory.
"I'm proud of the girls for finding a way to get the win," UVU head coach Todd Fairbourne said. "We had a lot of opportunities to get it. I felt like we were fortunate that we were able to get multiple chances but in the end the girls made the breaks count."
UVU put its first two runs on the board in the first inning as they countered an early 1-0 BSU lead to go up 2-1. In the frame, Samantha Telarroja led off with a walk, Mandy Tapia then reached on an error and Amanda Robinson followed by driving home Telarroja with an RBI single to right field. Tapia later scored in the inning on an illegal pitch by BSU's starter Allie Crump.
In the top of the second the Broncos then answered with a run of their own to tie the game at 2-all as they pushed across an unearned run.
The game would remain tied at 2-2 until the last of the seventh when Perez drove home the winning run.
In the circle Kyli Flanary pitched a solid game as she went the distance to pick up her second win of the year to improve to 2-6. Flanary allowed just one earned run, scattered eight hits and struck out a batter to help lead her team to victory.
"I'm really proud of Kyli and the way she rebounded after getting beat by North Dakota the other day," Fairbourne added. "Boise State is a solid team. It says a lot about her for her to come out and defeat them."
UVU finished with three runs on eight hits and committed one error, while the Broncos ended the game with two runs on eight hits but made four errors.
Charlee Cisneros was the lone Wolverine to finish with a multiple hit day as she went 2-for-3. Cisneros' second hit of the afternoon was a leadoff single to left that she stretched into a double to start the last of the seventh. That hit turned out to be crucial as Perez plated her run -- in the form of Miles the pinch runner -- for the winning score.
As a note the game was played at BYU's Miller Park due to renovations to UVU's softball facility, Wolverine Field.
The Wolverines will now prepare to host this weekend's UVU Invitational on Friday and Saturday that has been moved to the University of Utah Ute Field in Salt Lake City. Action will begin Friday morning at 10:30 when the Wolverines take on Southern Utah.