Live coverage: Utah and BYU meet again in the NCAA softball regionals


Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Utah outfielder Alyssa Barrera (16) is called safe as she slides past BYU infielder Lauren Bell (9), earning her a double during the NCAA regional game at the Dumke Family Softball Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 19, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY — After suffering a heartbreaking defeat to Utah in the final inning Friday afternoon, BYU bounced back strong hours later, taking out its frustrations on Fordham, 12-1, in an elimination game at Dumke Family Stadium in the NCAA regionals.

As a result, the Cougars have earned a rematch with the Utes today at 2 p.m. in the NCAA regional finals. The game will be streamed on WatchESPN.

If BYU can manage to beat Utah Saturday afternoon, the two rivals would meet one more time for the regional championship at 4:30 p.m. The Cougars must knock off the Utes twice to keep their season alive.

Each of the last three meetings between the two teams have been decided by one run. Follow along with us.

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