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BYU Olympic Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Commissioner’s Cup, and more

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Baseball

The Bat Cats hosted Saint Mary’s at Miller Park from March 28-30 in a three game series and swept the Gaels. They won the first game on Thursday by a score of 10-6, followed by an 11-0 win on Friday. The Cougars completed the sweep on Saturday with a 5-3 win.

The Cougars visited Utah at Smith Ballpark on Tuesday, April 2, and fell to the Utes 8-6. The Cougars fell behind early, going down 0-4 in the first inning, before chipping away at the Utes lead. The Cougars tied things up in the top of the seventh inning at five, but the Cougars could not complete the comeback and fell to the Utes, 6-8. The Cougars have an opportunity for revenge against the Utes on Tuesday, April 9 at Miller Park.

This last weekend, the Cougars hosted San Diego and won the final game of the three-game series. The Cougars fell on Thursday to the Torreros 5-15, before dropping a close one in ten innings on Friday, 5-6, after a controversial call. The Cougars would respond on Saturday with a 17-4 annihilation of the Torreros. Jackson Cluff was phenomenal in the win, who was 4-4 with nine RBIs, three runs, and two walks.

The Cougars are currently in second place in the WCC behind Loyola Marymount with a 8-4 record, and are 22-8 overall. The Cougars will host Utah on Tuesday before hosting Pepperdine in a three-game series this weekend.

Softball

BYU Softball sits in second place in the WCC with a 2-1 record after a three-game series with Loyola Marymount. The Cougars lost the first game 0-2, before beating the Lions in the next two games 4-2 and 5-1, respectively. The Cougars also beat Southern Utah on April 2 13-4.

The Cougars will play at Utah State on Tuesday before hosting Pacific in a conference match-up.

Rugby

BYU Rugby hosted Utah at South Field on Friday night and smashed the Utes en route to a 72-10 victory. The win gave the Cougars a perfect 5-0 record during the 2018-19 season, outscoring their opponents 389-43 in those five matches.

Soccer

BYU Women’s soccer had the unique experience of hosting Argentina in an international friendly at South Field on Thursday, April 4. BYU drew with Argentina, 1-1. You can read more on the match here.

On Saturday, the Cougars played Utah at the RSL Academy in Herriman and defeated the Utes 2-1. Cameron Tucker and Bella Folino scored the goals for the Cougars as they knocked off their rivals. The Cougars play two matches this weekend, hosting Dixie State and Colorado.

Men’s soccer spring schedule has been successful, as the Cougars knocked off Westminster and Snow College last week. The men, who play at the club level, knocked off the Griffins 1-0 in Salt Lake City before beating the Badgers on Friday night at Haws Field.

Volleyball

BYU Volleyball closed it’s regular season with three straight loses on the road in MPSF play. The Cougars begin their MPSF tournament at Stanford as a five seed on Saturday.

Tennis

BYU men’s tennis sits atop the WCC standings at a 6-1 record after defeating No. 24 San Diego 4-3 on Saturday, March 30, and San Francisco 4-0 on April 5. The Cougars are 17-3 on the season, and will next play at LMU on Friday and at Pepperdine on Saturday.

The women’s team beat UC Irvine 7-0 on March 28 before falling to San Diego on Saturday 0-4. They then beat San Francisco 4-0 on Friday before losing to Santa Clara on Saturday, 1-4. The Cougars are 3-2 in conference play and host LMU and Pepperdine on Friday and Saturday.

Gymnastics

No. 17 BYU Gymnastics scored a 195.550 and placed fourth of four in their regional in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this weekend. Junior Shannon Evans, who led the Cougars throughout the season, scored a 39.225 in the all-around to lead the team.

WCC Commissioner's Cup

BYU leads the WCC in the Commissioner’s Cup after the conclusion of the winter sports season with 57.5 cup points. The Cougars lead second-place Saint Mary’s(45 points) by 12.5 and go into the spring season with a huge advantage. The Cougars have won the Commissioner’s Cup every season since 2012-13, and will claim it’s seventh straight title should they maintain their lead.