Sun Devil softball opened their series with Utah with a 9-3 loss at Farrington Stadium, marking their first home game in nearly a month. Alesia Denby, Kaya Lissy, and Kelsey Hall stood out with multiple hits each, contributing to ASU's offensive efforts. Despite a strong start in the first inning, ASU couldn't maintain the lead, ultimately falling to Utah. Notable performances include Denby's eighth home run of the season and Lissy's multi-hit game.

By the Numbers
  • ASU's record: 18-19, 2-11 Pac-12
  • Utah's record: 23-17, 5-11 Pac-12
  • Denby's home runs: 8 for the season
  • Lissy's multi-hit games: 3 for the season
Yes, But

Despite individual standout performances, ASU couldn't convert opportunities into runs efficiently, leading to their defeat against Utah.

State of Play
  • ASU lost the first game of the series against Utah, with two more games to follow.
  • Denby's home run marked a notable achievement in the game, showcasing her power at the plate.
  • Lissy's performance stood out with multiple hits and RBIs, contributing significantly to ASU's offensive efforts.
What's Next

The two teams will compete in game two of the series on Saturday at 5 p.m., presenting ASU with an opportunity for redemption.

Bottom Line

Despite a strong start, ASU's softball team faced a setback in their series opener against Utah, highlighting the need to capitalize on offensive opportunities for future success.