Logan, Utah-Kelli Fangonilo recorded five hits in two games, and Jaclyn Imhof recorded her 10th win of the year Friday at Utah State. The San Jose State softball team split a pair of Western Athletic Conference games, losing the first 4-2 but winning the second 2-1 to the Aggies.
Imhof improved her record to 10-5 on the season with the win. She struck out six as she allowed just one run on seven hits and walked just one batter.
The Spartans scored both runs in game two in the third inning. With one out, Alyssa Sulay reached on an Aggie error and scored on a Fangonilo double to left field. With two outs, Fangonilo then scored as Brittany McConnell reached on a second Aggie error.
Other Spartan highlights included Julianne Aiello going 2-for-3 from the plate, and Breanna Lopez recording one of the Spartans' six hits.
In the first game, the Spartans scored two runs in the third inning. After reaching on a fielder's choice, Sulay stole second for her 19th steal of the season and advanced to third on throwing error by the Aggie catcher. Fangonilo then walked and stolen second and was followed by a walk to Ursula Lopez to load the bases for San Jose State. McConnell then came to the plate and singled to left field to score Sulay and Fangonilo.
Utah State scored a run in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 2-1. The score stayed that way until the bottom of the seventh. With two on and two out in the seventh, Spartan pitcher Amanda Pridmore gave up a three-run home run to Tina Ferguson to give the Aggies a 4-2 win. Pridmore fell to 14-6 on the season after allowing seven hits and four earned runs while walking four and striking out one.
The three-game series concludes Saturday with a single game beginning at 11:30 a.m. MDT.
Utah State 4 San Jose State 2
San Jose State 002 000 0 -- 2 5 0
Utah State 000 010 3 -- 4 7 1
2 outs, 0 LOB when game ended.
Pridmore and McConnell. Greenough and Hubbard. WP - Greenough (9-12). LP - Pridmore (14-6). HR - Ferguson (US). 2B - Landers (US). 3 hits - Landers (US). 2 hits - Fangonilo (SJS). 3 RBI - Ferguson (US). 2 RBI - McConnell (SJS). Records - San Jose State 29-17, 5-8; Utah State 17-23, 4-10.
San Jose State 2 Utah State 1
San Jose State 002 000 0 -- 2 6 0
Utah State 000 001 0 -- 1 7 4
Imhof and McConnell. Tyteca and Hubbard. WP - Imhof (10-5). LP - Tyteca (2-4). 2B - Fangonilo (SJS); Kaneshiro (US). 3 hits - Fangonilo (SJS). 2 hits - Aiello (SJS); Evans (US). Records - San Jose State 30-17, 6-8; Utah State 17-24, 4-11.
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