Baseball Clinches Season Series Against BYU
PROVO – The Utah baseball team closed out their season series with BYU in style defeating the Cougars 11-5 at Miller Field in the last midweek game of the season.
The win gives Utah the season series 3-1 over BYU.
The Utes had 12 hits in the game and brought the power hitting three home runs. Christopher Rowan, Jr. hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Matt Richardson and Kai Roberts went back-to-back in the fourth inning.
Behind Rowan's three-run homer in the first, Utah got off to a perfect start scoring five runs in the first inning. After the home run, Trey Clarkson walked and scored on a Shea Kramer double. Then Brock Rudy singled up the middle to score Kramer for the fifth Utah run of the game.
In the third, the Utes scored three more runs on three hits. After a double from Rowan, Rykker Tom earned the RBI with a single. Tom stole second and Kramer knocked him in for another run. Brock Rudy reached one batter later on a throwing error that ended up scoring Kramer for Utah to lead 8-0.
In the next inning, Richardson went yard to left field and Roberts followed that up with a homer to center. It's the first time this season that Utah has hit back-to-back home runs.
The Utes led 10-0 before BYU got on the board with two runs of their own in the fourth. They were never able to get close though only scoring two more runs in the fifth and one run in the seventh.
Randon Hostert got the start and earned the win on a staff day. He pitched two innings and allowed zero runs on three hits. Ian MacIver, Brett Brocoff and Brayson Hurdsman each pitched 1.0 inning and didn't allow a run. The Utes used seven pitchers on the evening.
The win is Utah's 15th of the season and sixth in a row against non-conference opponents.
They will now turn their attention back to conference play as they travel to Washington this weekend. All three games will be aired on Pac-12 Network.