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Baseball Hosts First Pac-12 Series Against Cal

Mar 24, 2021

Game Notes

Game 16-18: Utah (4-11) vs Cal (12-7)
Friday, March 26-Sunday, March 28 
5 p.m. | 3 p.m. | 11 a.m.
Salt Lake City, Utah | Smith's Ballpark
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Utah baseball jumps back into Pac-12 play this weekend against Cal.
Cal comes in with a record of 12-7 with this being their first Pac-12 action of the season. Utah is 4-11 and went 1-2 in their first weekend of Pac-12 play against Stanford.
Justin Kelly and Kyle Robeniol have stabilized the front line of the pitching staff with each holding an ERA under 4.00 and only allowing a combined seven runs over the past two weekends.
All three games this weekend will be on Pac-12 Network.
Utah Athletics is now able to permit a limited number of spectators to attend home athletics competitions at outdoor venues, in accordance with Pac-12 policy and local and University public health and safety protocols.
A limited number of family and friends of student-athletes and coaches have been able to attend Utah Athletics events for the past two months, and that scope will now expand to allow the public to attend events up to a limited capacity at outdoor venues based on each facility's design.
Utah pitchers held a 2.00 ERA against BYU in the two games. The five on the mound combined to only give up four runs on 12 hits. They struck out 20 and only walked nine.
Justin Kelly and Kyle Robeniol started in each game and both went a combined 12.2 innings and only gave up two earned runs. Kelly punched out six and Robeniol had a season high eight.
Out of the bullpen, Randon Hostert pitched the final three innings in the second game against BYU and also struck out six batters while only giving up three hits and one run.
Kyle Robeniol got his second start of the season in the second game against BYU and had a very strong outing leading Utah to a victory.
The redshirt senior pitched 6.0 innings striking out eight. Him and Hostert combined to only allow one run on five hits and striking out 14.
The 7-1 win was the biggest of the season for Utah.
They then combined to shutdown Stanford for Utah's first Pac-12 win. Robeniol struck out six batters in 4.2 innings and Hostert came in and only allowed three hits. Hostert locked it down the last three innings only letting Stanford have one baserunner over the final three innings.
It was good to be playing at home as Utah swept the two-game series with BYU.
The two wins were the first series win for Utah this season. It moved the Utes record to 3-8 at the beginning of Pac-12 play.
After dropping its midweek contest to Dixie State, Utah's record at home is 2-1 as they are hosting their first Pac-12 team in Cal.
Utah will travel to Oregon State to take on the Beavers starting on Friday, April 1.