Las Vegas • The University of Utah, BYU and Utah State softball teams will participate in the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas starting Thursday.
BYU will face Portland State Thursday and then play Cal State Northridge, Memphis, Indiana and DePaul over the following two days. The Cougars are 3-2 after defeating nationally-ranked Texas A&M and Oregon. Senior Delaney Willard has nine hits,including three home runs and three doubles in the Cougars' first five games.
The Utes start the weekend Friday morning with a game against San Jose State, and then meet Indiana in the afternoon. The Utes meet Portland State Saturday and then close out the weekend with a doubleheader Sunday with games against UC Riverside and Cal State Northridge.