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No. 11/13 Softball Hits Best Season Start Since 2016 with Win Over Utah

TEMPE, Ariz. -- No. 11/13 Sun Devil Softball finished the Pac-12 Invitational true to form, scoring six runs in one inning in another non-conference win over Utah on Monday night at Alberta B. Farrington Softball Stadium.

Arizona State (11-1) defeated Utah 11-3 to slide into the program's best start since 2016. Fifth-year Maddi Hackbarth brought the bark and the bite to the matchup, hitting two home runs in back-to-back innings. With her three RBI tonight, Hackbarth leads the Pac-12 in RBI with 20 so far on the season.

The Sun Devil pitching staff against the Utes consisted of fifth-year Cielo Meza and sophomore leftie Lindsay Lopez.