Baseball Drops Midweek Contest With BYU
PROVO – The Utah baseball team dropped its midweek contest against the BYU Cougars 7-4 on Tuesday night at Larry Miller Field.
The Utes totaled seven hits on the night with seven of the nine batters each having one hit in the game.
Ben Kibbe got his first career start and went 4.2 innings pitched only allowing two runs on four hits.
The Utes grabbed an early lead scoring in the first inning. Jaylon McLaughlin got on base to start the game. He stole second base and took third when Jayden Kiernan grounded out to first. McLaughlin crossed home plate with another wild pitch from the Cougars to put the Utes up 1-0 early.
BYU took the lead in the third with two runs, but Utah bounced back with three runs in the sixth.
Utah got the sixth inning started with three walks and then Shea Kramer and Chase Fernlund came up with some clutch hits. Kramer's single scored two runs and Fernlund's double brought home the third run of the inning to put Utah up 4-2.
After retaking the lead, Utah couldn't get anymore runs across the plate giving BYU a chance to get the win. The Cougars took advantage of that by scoring five runs the rest of the way to take the game 7-4.
Kramer's two RBI give him 16 on the season to lead Utah in that category.
Utah used six pitchers on the night. Dustyn Schramm took the loss moving his record to 0-2 on the season.
The Utes will be on the road this weekend as they travel to UCLA for a three-game series beginning on Friday at 7 p.m. MT.