2024 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge

Utah Softball Schedule 2024: What To Know

Utah Softball Schedule 2024: What To Know

Utah softball powered its way to a Pac-12 championship in 2023. In 2024, the Utes open with Puerto Vallarta and Mary Nutter, and aim for a championship.

Feb 3, 2024 by Kyle Kensing
Utah Softball Schedule 2024: What To Know

A surprise run through the Pac-12 Championship set Utah on its way to a history-making 2023 postseason. 

The Utes reload for 2024 in pursuit of more program milestones and championships—including in a pair of early-season, premier tournaments streaming live on FloSoftball. 

Utah heads south of the border in February for the 2024 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge, before returning stateside for the Mary Nutter Classic

Utah's two marquee tournament appearances set the tone for a campaign loaded with potential and expectations for the Utes. 

Get to know about their outlook and the two tournaments that will help kick off their 2024 season.

How Did Utah Softball Do In 2023?

Wins over Cal, fifth-ranked Washington and second-ranked UCLA over three days powered Utah to its first Pac-12 Tournament championship. 

The Utes parlayed their success at the conference tournament into a dominant run through both their NCAA Regionals and Super Regionals. 

Utah went 5-1, downing Southern Illinois, Ole Miss and San Diego State en route to Oklahoma City and the Women's College World Series. 

Utah bowed out after losses to Washington and Oklahoma State, but the Utes' final record of 42-16 established a new standard for the program. 

Who Coaches Utah Softball? 

Amy Hogue coaches Utah softball, a post she has held since 2008. 

Hogue is a Utah alumna and contributed to a pair of Women's College World Series runs in the 1990s. She replicated the feat as a coach for the first time last season in what also was the winningest campaign of her time leading the Utes. 

Has Utah Ever Won The Women’s College World Series?

No, Utah has never won the Women's College World Series. 

The Utes first advanced to the WCWS in 1985, and that followed a pair of appearances in the event during the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women era.

Hogue played for Utah on both the 1991 and 1994 WCWS teams, the last Utah squads to go that far before the 2023 run. 

Notable Returning Players 

Mariah Lopez, P 

A third-team All-American in 2023, Mariah Lopez had an unforgettable season. She went 23-7 with a 2.87 ERA over 197 2/3 innings pitched, striking out an incredible 206. 

Lopez has improved her pitching numbers each year she's been at Utah, trimming a 6.58 ERA in 2021 to 3.96 in 2022, before last year's sterling mark. 

Opposing batters' averages have dropped from .289 to .244 to .219 in her three seasons thus far. 

Haley Denning, UTL

Super-senior Haley Denning has been one of the Pac-12's most consistent hitters throughout her career, batting better than .370 in each of her three full seasons as a Ute. 

Last season, she went .389 with 75 hits. 

Once on base, few are more dangerous than Denning, who heads into 2024 with 100 career stolen bases. 

Notable Newcomers

Jolie Mayfield, UTL

Local recruit Jolie Mayfield comes to Utah by way of Riverton High School with no shortage of fanfare. 

Mayfield set a state prep record for home runs with 18 in 2022. She's a two-time All-American who should be able to compete in the Utes lineup from Day 1.

Reese Lee, OF 

The highest-rated of Utah's incoming signing class, Reese Lee was a reliable hitter at Queen Creek High School in the Phoenix area. 

She hit north of .450 each of the past three seasons, culminating in a .459 senior season. 

Utah Softball Schedule 2024

All times Mountain

Feb. 911a.m.UtahClearwater, Fla.
Feb. 92 p.m.MissouriClearwater, Fla.
Feb. 101 p.m.Notre DameClearwater, Fla.
Feb. 105 p.m.North Carolina CentralClearwater, Fla.
Feb. 118 a.m.IowaClearwater, Fla.
Feb. 152 p.m.AuburnPuerto Vallarta, Mexico
Feb. 155 p.m.South CarolinaPuerto Vallarta, Mexico
Feb. 167:30 p.m.ClemsonPuerto Vallarta, Mexico
Feb. 175 p.m.Mississippi StatePuerto Vallarta, Mexico
Feb. 188:30 a.m.UC San DiegoPuerto Vallarta, Mexico
Feb. 231:30 p.m.Cal PolyCathedral City, Calif.
Feb. 239 p.m.University of San DiegoCathedral City, Calif.
Feb. 241 p.m.SeattleCathedral City, Calif.
Feb. 246:30 p.m.WisconsinCathedral City, Calif.
Feb. 2510 a.m.NebraskaCathedral City, Calif.
March 211 a.m.WisconsinSt. George, Utah
March 22 p.m.WisconsinSt. George, Utah
March 39 a.m.WisconsinSt. George, Utah
March 3NoonUtah TechSt. George, Utah
March 411 a.m.Utah TechSt. George, Utah
March 66 p.m.San Diego StateSan Diego
March 88 p.m.UCLALos Angeles
March 97 p.m.UCLALos Angeles
March 101 p.m.UCLALos Angeles
March 154 p.m.OregonSalt Lake City
March 16NoonOregonSalt Lake City
March 1711 a.m.OregonSalt Lake City
March 185 p.m.BYUSalt Lake City
March 204 p.m.Boise StateSalt Lake City
March 227 p.m.StanfordStanford, Calif.
March 233 p.m.StanfordStanford, Calif.
March 241 p.m.StanfordStanford, Calif.
March 264 p.m.Southern UtahSalt Lake City
March 285 p.m.CalSalt Lake City
March 295 p.m.CalSalt Lake City
March 30NoonCalSalt Lake City
April 15 p.m.Utah StateSalt Lake City
April 54 p.m.ArizonaSalt Lake City
April 61 p.m.ArizonaSalt Lake City
April 7NoonArizonaSalt Lake City
April 103 p.m.Weber StateOgden, Utah
April 127 p.m.Arizona StateTempe, Ariz.
April 136 p.m.Arizona StateTempe, Ariz.
April 141 p.m.Arizona StateTempe, Ariz.
April 175 p.m.Weber StateSalt Lake City
April 212 p.m.Idaho StateSalt Lake City
April 246 p.m.BaylorSalt Lake City
April 268 p.m.Oregon StateCorvallis, Ore.
April 274 p.m.Oregon StateCorvallis, Ore.
April 281 p.m.Oregon StateCorvallis, Ore.
May 36 p.m.WashingtonSalt Lake City
May 4NoonWashingtonSalt Lake City
May 51 p.m.WashingtonSalt Lake City

2024 Utah Softball Roster

2Leilani MelendezUtil.R-Jr.
3Haley DenningUtil.Gr.
4Shelbi OrtizOFR-Jr.
5Brooklyn CarreonPSo.
6Emily CapobiancoCSo.
7Sianni SakaiINFFr.
8Mariah LopezPSr.
9Sophie JacquezOFSr.
10Hailee WhiteINFSo.
11Shonty PassiUtil.Fr.
14Karlie DavisonINFSo.
16Abby DaytonOFSo.
18Jolie MayfieldUtil.Fr.
19Taylor JacobsUtil.R-Fr.
20Stella BennettOFR-Jr.
21Sarah LaddPSr.
22Reese LeeOFFr.
23Aliya BelardeINFSr.
24Raci MirandaPJr.
32Kendall LundbergCJr.
42Julia JimenezINFGr.
42Kaylah NelsonOFJr.
57Chloe DoyleCSr.

How To Watch the 2024 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge

Watch the 2024 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge on FloSoftball and the FloSports app.

FloSoftball will be streaming several NCAA Division I college softball tournaments, including the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic (below), THE Spring Games and the Mark Campbell Collegiate Invitational

2024 Puerto Vallarta Challenge Tournament Schedule

Session 1 Schedule

All times Eastern

Feb. 8

  • 11:30 a.m. – Utah Valley vs. Oklahoma
  • 2 p.m. – Duke vs. Oklahoma
  • 5 p.m. – Iowa State vs. Utah Valley
  • 7:30 p.m. – Nebraska vs. Washington

Feb. 9

  • 11 a.m. – Duke vs. Iowa State
  • 1:30 p.m. – Duke vs. Nebraska
  • 4 p.m. – Long Beach vs. Nebraska
  • 7 p.m. – Utah Valley vs. Washington
  • 9:30 p.m. – Oklahoma vs. Washington

Feb. 10

  • 11:30 a.m. – Nebraska vs. Utah Valley
  • 2 p.m. – Oklahoma vs. Long Beach
  • 5 p.m. – Washington vs. Iowa State
  • 7:30 p.m. – Duke vs. Long Beach

Feb. 11

  • 10 a.m. – Iowa State vs. Long Beach

Session 2 Schedule

All times Eastern

Feb. 14

  • 1 p.m. – Clemson vs. Wichita State

Feb. 15

  • 11 a.m. – UC San Diego vs. Clemson
  • 1:30 p.m. – UC Davis vs. Auburn
  • 4 p.m. – Utah vs. Auburn
  • 7 p.m. – Wichita State vs. South Carolina
  • 9:30 p.m. – Utah vs. South Carolina

Feb. 16

  • 11 a.m. – Mississippi State vs. UC Davis
  • 1:30 p.m. – South Carolina vs. UC Davis
  • 4 p.m. – UC San Diego vs. Mississippi State
  • 7 p.m. – Clemson vs. Utah
  • 9:30 p.m. – Auburn vs. Wichita State

Feb. 17

  • 11 a.m. – South Carolina vs. UC San Diego
  • 1:30 p.m. – UC Davis vs. Wichita State
  • 4 p.m. – Clemson vs. Auburn
  • 7 p.m. – Mississippi State vs. Utah
  • 9:30 p.m. – Mississippi State vs. Clemson

Feb. 18

  • 11 a.m. – UC San Diego vs. Utah

How To Watch The 2024 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Watch the 2024 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic on FloSoftball and the FloSports app.

Mary Nutter Softball Tournament Schedule 

All times Eastern

Feb. 22

Wrigley Field

  • Rutgers vs. Hawaii, 3 p.m.
  • Rutgers vs. BYU, 5:30 p.m.
  • Oregon vs. Central Florida, 8 p.m.
  • Oregon vs. Baylor, 10:30 p.m.

Yankee Stadium

  • Bethune Cookman vs. BYU, 3 p.m.
  • Bethune Cookman vs. Oregon State, 5:30 p.m.
  • San Diego State vs. Missouri, 8 p.m.
  • Wisconsin vs. Missouri, 10:30 p.m.

Fenway Park

  • Oregon State vs. Wisconsin 2:30 p.m.
  • Central Florida vs. Mississippi State, 5 p.m.
  • Baylor vs. Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.
  • Mississippi State vs. Notre Dame, 10 p.m.

Feb. 23

Wrigley Field

  • San Diego State vs. Nebraska, 1 p.m.
  • UCLA vs. Nebraska, 3:30 p.m.
  • UCLA vs. Northwestern, 6 p.m.
  • Oklahoma vs. Mississippi State, 8:30 p.m.
  • Oklahoma vs. Wisconsin, 11 p.m.

Yankee Stadium

  • Hawaii vs. Fresno State, 1:30 p.m.
  • Hawaii vs. California, 4 p.m.
  • Notre Dame vs. Oregon, 6:30 p.m.
  • Long Beach State vs. Oregon, 9 p.m.
  • Central Florida vs. Oregon State, 11:30 p.m.

Fenway Park

  • Rutgers vs. Loyola Marymount, 1 p.m.
  • Tennessee vs. Loyola Marymount, 3:30 p.m.
  • Tennessee vs. CSU Fullerton, 6 p.m.
  • Missouri vs. Central Florida, 8:30 p.m.
  • Missouri vs. CSU Fullerton, 11 p.m.

Des Moines Field

  • Cal Poly vs. California, 1 p.m.
  • Cal Poly vs. Utah, 3:30 p.m.
  • Bethune Cookman vs. San Diego State, 6 p.m.
  • University of San Diego vs. Wisconsin, 8:30 p.m.
  • University of San Diego vs. Utah, 11 p.m.

Pawtucket Field

  • Illinois vs. CSU Northridge, 1:30 p.m.
  • Seattle University vs. CSU Northridge, 4 p.m.
  • Long Beach State vs. BYU, 6:30 p.m.
  • UC Riverside vs. Rutgers, 9 p.m.
  • UC Riverside vs. Baylor, 11:30 p.m.

Feb. 24

Wrigley Field

  • Oregon vs. Nebraska, 1 p.m.
  • Oklahoma vs. San Diego State, 3:30 p.m.
  • UCLA vs. Illinois, 6 p.m.
  • UCLA vs. Baylor, 8:30 p.m.
  • Missouri vs. Baylor, 11 p.m.

Yankee Stadium

  • Illinois vs. Hawaii, 10:30 a.m.
  • Oregon State vs. Notre Dame, 12 p.m.
  • Oregon State vs. Tennessee, 2:30 p.m.
  • Central Florida vs. Tennessee, 5 p.m.
  • Central Florida vs. University of San Diego, 7:30 p.m.

Fenway Park

  • Bethune Cookman vs. Loyola Marymount, 10 a.m.
  • Northwestern vs. Loyola Marymount, 12:30 p.m.
  • Northwestern vs. University of San Diego, 3 p.m.
  • Wisconsin vs. Utah, 5:30 p.m.
  • Rutgers vs. Cal Poly, 8 p.m.

Des Moines Field

  • Cal vs. Seattle University, 10:30 a.m.
  • Utah vs. Seattle University, 1 p.m.
  • Mississippi State vs. Fresno State, 3:30 p.m.
  • CSU Northridge vs. Rutgers, 6 p.m.
  • CSU Fullerton vs. Mississippi State, 8:30 p.m.

Pawtucket Field

  • Fresno State vs. Long Beach State, 10:30 a.m.
  • Wisconsin vs. Long Beach State, 12 p.m.
  • CSU Northridge vs. Bethune Cookman, 2:30 p.m.
  • BYU vs. Cal Poly, 5 p.m.
  • BYU vs. UC Riverside, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 25

Wrigley Field

  • Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma, 12 p.m.
  • Loyola Marymount vs. Oklahoma, 2:30 p.m.
  • UCLA vs. Tennessee, 5 p.m.

Yankee Stadium

  • Nebraska vs. Utah, 12 p.m.
  • Nebraska vs. CSU Fullerton, 2:30 p.m.
  • University of San Diego vs. UC Riverside, 5 p.m.

Fenway Park

  • Oregon State vs. Northwestern, 12 p.m.
  • Tennessee vs. Hawaii, 2:30 p.m.
  • Fresno State vs. Cal Poly, 5 p.m.

Des Moines Field

  • CSU Fullerton vs. Seattle University, 4:30 p.m.
  • UC Riverside vs. Seattle University, 7 p.m.

Pawtucket Field

  • California vs. Illinois, 12 p.m.
  • California vs. Long Beach State, 2:30 p.m.

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