Game 3: BYU vs. San Jose State
BYU 5, SAN JOSE STATE 2
FORT COLLINS, CO – Kaysen Korth worked through a rain delay and allowed three hits to go with seven strikeouts for BYU, which came from behind to top San Jose State in Thursday afternoon action of the 2023 NISC.
BYU (33-16) started the bottom of the first with a double from Ailana Agbayani, which was followed with a double by Maddie Bejarano. San Jose State tied the game, 1-1, with its first hit, a solo home run from Ashley Rico with two outs in the fourth inning, and Jocylyn Vidal followed with her own solo homer as the Spartans took a 2-1 lead.
After the rain delay, Mallory Barber hit a double that brought in Maddie Udall for the Cougars, and that tied the score, 2-2. BYU kept it up from there, with a two-run homer off the bat of Huntyr Ava in the bottom of the fifth (her 15th of the season) to make it 4-2.
Maddie Udall’s solo home run for BYU in the sixth, her first of the year, gave the Cougars a 5-2 lead.
BYU will play Maryland on Friday in the winner’s bracket, while the Spartans (26-29) will take on CSUN on Friday in the loser’s bracket.