The University of Arizona softball team got some revenge against BYU, beating the Cougars 6-3 on Friday night in the Wildcat Invitational.
Earlier in the day, the Wildcats (13-6) beat Mount St. Mary’s 16-5 in a mercy-rule win.
BYU pitcher McKenna Bull had shut down UA in a 4-2 win Thursday, but the Wildcats got to her for six runs in 4ª innings in the rematch.
Katiyana Mauga hit two homers in the game and drove in three runs. She hit three total homers on the day.
Danielle O’Toole didn’t allow an earned run in seven innings to improve to 8-3. She struck out six.
Mo Mercado scored two runs in the win while Tamara Statman was 2 for 3.
In the first game, Mandie Perez and Mauga homered as UA won big.
The Wildcats scored nine runs in the first inning to take a 9-0 lead, then added four more in the third to go up 13-5.
Mount St. Mary’s pitcher Erin Sweeney allowed 13 runs in three innings, but all the runs were unearned as the Knights (0-12) committed eight errors in the loss.
Taylor McQuillin (4-2) earned the win, allowing one earned run in five innings.
UA will play St. Francis at 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by a game against UTEP at 6.
In other games Saturday, St. Francis takes on Mount St. Mary’s at 11 a.m., BYU plays James Madison at 1 p.m. and Mount St. Mary’s takes on UTEP at 8 p.m.
Arizona lost 6-4 to Northwestern State at the Wildcat Invitational on Friday night at Hi Corbett Field.
The Wildcats (5-4) were held to four total hits in the loss. Robby Medel (0-2) took the loss in relief after allowing Northwestern State to take the lead for good at 4-3 in the fourth inning.
UA scored all three of its runs in the second inning to tie the game at 3-3.
Arizona will host CSU Bakersfield at 6 p.m. Saturday. In other games, Saint Mary’s will play Northwestern State at 10 a.m. and CSU Bakersfield will take on Saint Mary’s at 2 p.m.