OGDEN, Utah – The day began with rain showers, and didn’t get a whole lot better for the Wildcats.
The Weber State University softball team matched arch-rival Idaho State run-for-run for two innings, but had no answer to the Bengals’ onslaught at the plate over the final three innings of a 20-4 loss in Big Sky Conference action at Wildcat Softball Complex on Saturday afternoon.
Weber State, which dropped to 2-7 in league play and 19-17 overall, suffered through its worst conference loss in school history, allowing 20 runs for just the third time in the history of the program.
Idaho State improved to 4-2 in Big Sky play, 21-15 overall.
Junior catcher Mylee Davis accounted for three of the Wildcats’ four runs, hitting a pair of home runs over the fence at center field, finishing the day 2-for-2 with three RBI.
Of the Bengals 20 runs, 11 were unearned due to three Wildcat errors, including a disastrous double error during Idaho State’s 11-run fourth inning.
Weber State will return to action on Tuesday in a non-conference doubleheader against in-state rival Utah at 2 p.m., and then will be back in Big Sky action on Friday and Saturday when they travel to Grand Forks, N.D., to face the University of North Dakota for a three-game series.