University of Montana softball brought the game back to Missoula, playing at home for the first time this spring in a three-game series against the Utah Valley University wolverines. The Griz started strong, winning two games on March 16, 2019, but dropped the third to the Wolverines on March 17.
The first game of the weekend was close, the Griz taking the victory 5–4, with most of the both team's runs coming in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings.
They dominated the second game, winning 10–3 and earning 7 points in the 4th inning alone. Those two games were the first time in 27 games that the Griz won back-to-back games.
The third game saw a comeback for the Wolverines, who scored 6 points in the first inning of the game, and 6 more through the game for a total of 12, topping the Griz 12–8.
Overall, these results move the Griz to 7 victories and 21 losses. They will play at home next weekend in a three game series against the University of Nevada, running from March 21–23.
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The University of Montana softball team gather on the field for a pre-game prayer before taking on Utah Valley University on March 16, 2019 in one of three games against the Wolverines over the weekend. The Griz won the first two games on Saturday.
University of Montana freshmen outfielder Brooklyn Weisgram dashes from second to third base near the middle of the second game against Utah Valley University on March 16, 2019. The game was a victory for the Griz — 10-3.
University of Montana sophomore infielder Lexi Knauss heads onto the field to continue her warmup between innings.
Utah Valley University senior outfilder Skylar Cook laughs and signals to here teammates.
University of Montana senior pitcher Colleen Driscoll winds up for a pitch against Utah Valley University. The Griz took on the Wolverines at home at Grizzly Softball field over the weekend of March 16, 2019.
Helmets and equipment wait in cubbies in the dugout.
University of Montana freshmen infielder Kylie Becker, left, and senior pitcher Colleen Driscoll share a high-five near the beginning of the game against the Utah Valley Wolverines.
University of Montana outfielder Anne Marie Petrino and her teammate, pitcher Tristin Achenbach, celebrate a good play midway throught their second game of the weekend against Utah Valley University.