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Urtez Shines for Team Mexico in Opening Rounds of Olympic Play

Jul 22, 2021

TOKYO -- Former Utah softball standout Anissa Urtez has made a splash in the opening round of play at the Tokyo Olympic Games, competing for Team Mexico, which is making its first appearance in Olympic Softball.

Urtez, who starred at Utah from 2014-17, hit the first home run in Team Mexico Olympics history on Wednesday in a 3-2 loss to host Japan at Fukushima Azuma Stadium. Urtez went 2-3 in the game and collected two RBI, with her solo home run tying the score at 1-1 in the fifth inning. After making history, she came up to bat again in the seventh inning with her team trailing 2-1 and tied the game again with a single to drive in a run. 

The starting shortstop for Team Mexico in both games thus far, Urtez also had four assists in game two. She had one assist and one putout in the team's first game, a 4-0 loss to Canada.

Urtez and Team Mexico will be back on the field on Friday, July 23 at 11:30 p.m. MT (3:30 p.m. local time Saturday in Japan) against Team USA, and on Sunday, June 25 at 5 a.m. MT against Italy.

The schedule and results for all Tokyo Olympics Softball action can be found here. TV information and streaming access can be found here.