OREM, Utah – A walk-off home run in the seventh inning handed the Wildcats a tough road loss in their final non-conference game of the season.
Utah Valley's Lyndsay Steverson hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh as the Wolverines topped the Weber State University softball team 7-5 on Wednesday afternoon at Wolverine Softball Field.
Weber State, which dropped to 30-15-1 overall, trailed 5-2 with two outs in top of the seventh tied things up when the Wolverines dropped a fly ball from junior Molly Horne in right field that brought three Wildcats racing across the plate and tied the game at 5-5.
Utah Valley took a 1-0 lead in first inning on a fielder's choice RBI, but the Wildcats came charging back in the second, tying the game at 1-1 on Riana Splinter's RBI single to third base, and taking a 2-1 lead on Mackenzi Corta's fielder's choice RBI.
Utah Valley scored four runs in the fourth inning to rally for the 5-2 lead.
Freshman right fielder Takesha Saltern was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and reached in all four plate appearances, while freshman center fielder Landi Hawker was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a sacrifice.
Weber State will be back in action on Friday at Wildcat Softball Complex when the Wildcats host Montana for a three-game Big Sky Conference series. Weber State needs just one win in the series with the Grizzlies to claim the Big Sky Conference regular season title and right to host next week's Big Sky Tournament.