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Wednesday Tilt Takes Utes to Dixie State

May 10, 2022
2022 Utah Baseball Game Notes
Game 47
Date // Time (MT)
Utah (25-20-1 overall, 10-14 Pac-12) at Dixie State (18-28 overall, 12-15 WAC)
Wednesday, May 11 // 4 p.m.
Location St. George, Utah // Bruce Hurst Field
Live Statistics SIDEARM Stats
Streaming WAC Digital Network
Game Notes Utah // Dixie State (available shortly)
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The First Pitch: Things to Know
It's the second of two home-and-home matchups with Dixie State, as the Utah baseball team heads down Interstate 15 to face the Trailblazers on Wednesday, May 11. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. at Bruce Hurst Field.
• Utah picked up a commanding 12-1 win over Dixie State back on April 26, in a game played in Salt Lake City at Smith's Ballpark. Every player in the batting order, one through nine, had a hit—with three different Utes tallying three hits. Right fielder Kai Roberts was among that group and had a career-high five RBI, while Gabe Singer earned the start at shortstop and recorded his first three-hit game as a Ute.
• Right-handed pitcher Randon Hostert went two innings in the start on April 26, a staff day for the Utes arms. Hostert did not walk anyone, struck out three and allowed Dixie State's lone run on four hits.
• Utah and Dixie State split a pair of matchups during the 2021 season, with the road team coming out on top in each game. The Utes mounted a late rally in Salt Lake City in a 9-7 loss, but bounced back down in St. George with a commanding 16-3 triumph at Bruce Hurst Field.
• The Utes reached the 25-win mark with a 2-1 triumph over No. 2 nationally-ranked Oregon State on April 29. It ensured the first 25-win season for the ballclub since 2017 (27 wins). That was also the highest-ranked opponent Utah defeated since taking two of three games against the No. 1 Beavers in 2018.
 
Recap in a Minute
Utah is looking to bounce back from a tough weekend at Arizona State in which the Sun Devils took all three games.
• In the series opener, Landon Frei was 2-for-3 with two RBI, two walks and a run scored, hitting safely for the fifth straight game. Kai Roberts also hit his fourth home run of the season, a three-run shot that came during the fifth inning. But the ASU bats were too much as the Sun Devils scored in every inning except the first, en route to a 19-7 outcome.
• It was a battle Saturday night right down to the wire, with the Utes and ASU deadlocked at three in the eighth inning. Utah had a chance to go ahead with runners at first and second with two out, setting the stage for a single by Roberts. But a play at the plate went ASU's way to end the inning. The Sun Devils plated three in the bottom half of the eighth and took the 6-3 win.
• Utah fought valiantly to claw back in Sunday's series finale, though the Utes could not overcome a six-run first inning by Arizona State in what ultimately went as a 13-6
• With two conference weekends left (May 13-15 vs. Stanford; May 19-21 at Cal), the Utes are currently slotted seventh in the Pac-12 standings. The top eight teams at the end of the regular season will advance to the inaugural Pac-12 Tournament, slated for May 25-29 in Scottsdale, Arizona.