Utah Baseball Hosts BYU on Tuesday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team hosts BYU in a midweek contest on Tuesday, April 3, at 6:00 p.m. MT. The game will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.The contest is the second of four that the Utes and Cougars will play this season. Utah dropped the first game back on March 20, 7-6 in 10 innings. The Utes rallied to tie the game in the ninth inning with four runs to push the contest to extras. The remaining two games are on Tuesday, April 24 in Provo and Tuesday, May 8 in Salt Lake City.The overall winner of the four contests will earn three points towards the Deseret First Duel rivalry series. Utah leads 18.5-10.5 with women’s tennis, softball and baseball remaining for nine total points. Utah has scored points this year in football, women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and women’s soccer.The Utes are coming off a Pac-12 series win over Oregon State, which came into the weekend ranked No. 1 in the nation. Utah is 6-7 in its last 13 games after starting the year 0-13.Utah (6-20, 3-3 Pac-12) is fifth in the Pac-12 in batting average (.267) and hits (240). The Utes are tied for second in the league in stolen bases (26) and tied for third in triples (7). Utah leads the Pac-12 in double plays (24), is tied for second in assists (269) and is fourth in fielding percentage (.976). The Utes are first in the league with nine pickoffs.DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., is on a 12-game hitting streak and is seventh in the Pac-12 in batting average (.367), tied for second in doubles (10), leads the league in doubles per game (0.48) and is 11th in slugging percentage (.532). Wade Gulden is tied for fourth in the league in triples (3). Oliver Dunn and Chandler Anderson are tied for seventh in the Pac-12 with five stolen bases. Dunn is tied for third in the league with 19 double plays and 70 assists. Trenton Stoltz is third in the Pac-12 with 15 appearances. Brett Brocoff is one of seven pitchers who has not allowed a home run this year.BYU is 2-2 in its last four games, dropping two out of three to Pepperdine over the weekend. April 2, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Hosts BYU on Tuesday Written bycenter_img Robert Lovelllast_img

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