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Baseball Hosts Utah Valley at Smith's Ballpark

May 11, 2021

Game 40: Utah (13-26, 5-16) vs. Utah Valley (9-38, 7-25)
Wednesday, May 12 | 6 p.m.
Smith's Ballpark | Salt Lake City, Utah
The Utes will return to Smith's Ballpark for one last game this season and host Utah Valley on Wednesday, May 12 at 6 p.m.
In the first game, the Utes beat the Wolverines 9-1 in Orem.
Coming into the game, the Utes are riding a three-game win streak after sweeping Northern Colorado last weekend. They have a 13-26 record.
UVU is 9-38 on the season.
When Jaylon McLaughlin gets on base, he's always a threat to get a steal. He's second in the Pac-12 with 20 stolen bases going 20-24 on the season.
McLaughlin leads the team with 29 runs and in Utah's 13 wins, he has scored a run in 12 of them.
He has currently scored a run in 10 of the last 12 games.
Matt Richardson has been on fire since the beginning of Pac-12 play.
Since Pac-12 play has started, Richardson has been constantly on base and has raised his season average to a team-leading .364. His OPS also leads the team at .941.
Batting in the nine hole, the junior leads the team in the 21 conference games with a .347 average and four RBI. He has scored nine runs.
Utah played its first three games at Lindquist Field in Ogden and got their first sweep of the season over Northern Colorado.
Utah hit .410 in the series scoring 31 runs total with 13 doubles and three home runs.
The pitching staff had an ERA of .333 and struck out 41 batters. The ERA is a season low and the strikeouts is a season high in any series for Utah this season.
The Utes will host Oregon this weekend in a three-game series at Lindquist Field in Ogden, Utah starting on Friday, May 14.