Baseball Caps Home Stand Tuesday vs. BYU
|2022 Utah Baseball Game Notes|
Date // Time (MT)
|Utah (20-14-1 overall, 7-8 Pac-12) vs. BYU (20-13 overall, 6-6 WCC)
Tuesday, April 19 // 6 p.m. MT
|Location||Salt Lake City, Utah (Smith's Ballpark)|
|Gameday Promotions||"Red Out" - Wear red to Tuesday's game and get a ticket discount!
See below for ticket discount details
|Tickets||Buy Tickets // Or call (801) 581-UTIX (8849)
Admission for students is always FREE with a valid UCard
|Television||Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Mountain // Channel Finder|
|Radio||ESPN 700 // Listen Live|
|Game Notes||Utah // BYU|
|@UtahBaseball Social Media||Twitter // Instagram // Facebook // #GoUtes // #UteNotes|
- Fans who wear red to Tuesday's game will receive $5 off their game ticket if purchasing on gameday at the Smith's Ballpark box office.
- Fans who have already purchased their tickets can wear red and receive a $5 credit toward a future ticket by visiting the Smith's Ballpark box office on arrival at Tuesday's game.
- Representatives from the Utah Athletics Ticket Office are on hand to answer questions by phone at (801) 581-UTIX (8849).
The First Pitch: Things to Know
It's the end of a seven-game home stand for Utah baseball on Tuesday night, as the Utes welcome in-state rival BYU to Smith's Ballpark. Game time is set for 6 p.m. MT with the game airing on Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Mountain. ESPN 700 will also carry the matchup on radio in Salt Lake City.
- Utah is 3-3 on the home stand so far, coming out victorious in the finale against then-No. 15 UCLA before winning the middle and rubber matches over then-No. 20 Arizona. All three losses were by one run, and in all three the Utes had either the tying or winning run, or both, on base in the ninth inning.
- This is the second of three matchups during the 2022 season between the Utes and BYU. Previously on March 15, the Cougars took a 10-3 win at Smith's Ballpark. The teams will meet for the final time on May 17 down in Provo at Miller Park.
- BYU got in front early in the first game here in Salt Lake. Utah's three runs came in the bottom of the eighth inning, plating one on a wild pitch with the bases loaded. Davis Cop contributed a two-run double later in the eighth inning.
- Utah is looking for its first win over BYU since May 18, 2021, an 11-5 decision in Provo. The Utes took three of four against BYU last season, including back-to-back wins on March 11-12 at Smith's Ballpark.
Recap in a Minute
Utah was last in action with a Thursday-Saturday matinee series against No. 20-ranked Arizona, bouncing back from a 7-6 loss in the opener to take the middle game (9-5) and win the rubber match (11-4) on Saturday. It marked the first series win over Arizona since 2018, and first series win over a ranked opponent since the Utes won two of three against No. 1 Oregon State in 2018.
- The Utes were right in it to the end of Thursday's lid-lifter, but a grand slam for Arizona in the fifth inning turned out to be the difference. Jayden Kiernan worked a walk in the bottom of the ninth to put the tying run on base for Utah, but Kiernan was stranded at first base in the 7-6 setback.
- Seven players combined for 13 hits in the middle matchup, a 9-5 triumph for Utah. Catcher Davis Cop had his first home run as a Ute—a solo shot—among his career-high four hits. Cop finished with three RBI and a pair of runs scored, both tying his most at Utah. Dusty Schramm picked up the win in relief and Blake Whiting pitched the final 2.2 innings for the save—both Schramm and Whiting inherited bases-loaded situations and both escaped unharmed.
- A six-run third inning sparked the Utes to the 11-4 win in Saturday's finale with the Wildcats. All six runs in the third inning came with two outs, including a three-run triple for Britt Graham—his first collegiate triple and first extra-base hit as a Ute. Every player in the Utah lineup had a hit. On the mound, Zac McCleve pitched for the third straight game, going 3.2 innings for the save. He too came in with the bases loaded, getting out of it unscathed. Across the entire Arizona series, McCleve dealt a total of 5.2 shutout innings with six strikeouts, three walks and two hits.