Baseball Drops Season Opener to CS Fullerton
FULLERTON, Calif. – The Utah baseball team dropped its season opener to CS Fullerton 3-1 at Goodwin Field on Saturday, Feb. 20.
The Utah pitchers combined to only give up two earned runs on six hits. Justin Kelly got the start and gave up one earned run on four hits in 4.0 innings.
CS Fullerton got on the board in the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead. They pushed that lead to 2-0 in the fourth inning.
It wasn't until the sixth inning when the Utes got on the board. After Kayler Yates drew a walk, Tyler Thompson singled to right field allowing Yates to advance to third base. With Jayden Kiernan at bat, Yates scored on a passed ball by the Titans to make the score 2-1.
Utah threatened once again in the seventh, but stranded two runners keeping the score 2-1.
After CSF plated one more run to go up 3-1, the Utes couldn't rally in the eighth or ninth inning.
Randon Hostert saw his first action as a Ute and struck out four batters in 2.0 innings. Brett Brocoff held CSF scoreless in the eighth inning.
Matt Richardson and Tyler Thompson each had a hit in the game.
Utah's next game with CS Fullerton is tomorrow at 7 p.m. MT. David Watson will be on the mound for Utah.