Baseball Falls to Oregon in Series Finale
OGDEN – The Utah baseball team dropped the series finale to the No. 9 Oregon Ducks 9-2 on Sunday in Ogden at Lindquist Field.
Utah got off to a good start putting pressure on Oregon getting two base runners in the first and second inning. They finally broke through to take a 1-0 lead in the third. Kai Roberts drew a walk before stealing second. Christopher Rowan, Jr. also drew a walk and Roberts advanced to third on a wild pitch. Rykker Tom stepped up and laid down a perfect sacrifice squeeze to score Roberts from third.
Oregon had an answer though, scoring two runs in the next inning to take the lead back. They then scored five in the fifth and one in the sixth and the seventh to go up 9-1.
The Utes scored one more run after a Tyler Thompson double and a single from Kayler Yates.
David Watson got off to a good start keeping the Ducks off the board through three innings, but then Oregon got going in the fourth and didn't slow down. The Utes committed four errors on the afternoon.
Utah's record falls to 14-29 overall and 5-19 in Pac-12 play. Roberts went 2-3 on the afternoon with a walk. He had two of Utah's five hits.
The team will now refocus for a midweek game at BYU on Tuesday with a 6 p.m. first pitch.