TJ Bennett hits walk-off single.
Team signs six players from the state of Utah.
Assistant coach Bryan Kinneberg is in his seventh season on the University of Utah coaching staff. He serves as hitting coach and is the third base coach.
From 2009-11, Kinneberg coached C.J. Cron into one of the best hitters in the country. Cron, who was a two-time first-team All-American and a Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist, was a first-round draft pick in 2011.
Cron and James Brooks finished first and second in the MWC in 2011 in batting average, while Cron led the nation in slugging percentage. In 2012, Brooks was second in the Pac-12 in doubles, tied for fifth in home runs and ranked in the top 10 in the conference in slugging percentage.
In 2008, Utah led the conference with a .323 batting average. Utah was third in the Pac-12 in triples (18) last season.
Kinneberg previously spent two years at Oklahoma State as its volunteer assistant coach. At OSU, he assisted with the hitters and infielders and coached first base. The Cowboys led the Big 12 in nearly every offensive statistical category in 2007, including batting average (.319), doubles (144), home runs (86) and slugging percentage (.518). In addition, the team fielded at a .971 clip.
While on staff at OSU, Kinneberg saw the team make two postseason appearances. In 2007, the Cowboys were one win away from the College World Series, falling to Louisville in the third game of the Super Regional. OSU went 83-41 while Kinneberg was on staff, and had a school record 11 players taken in the MLB draft in 2007.
Kinneberg played at North Carolina State where he was part of two NCAA Regional teams. He also played for Phoenix College in Peoria, Ariz. Kinneberg was an all-district player there, ranking among the league's best hitters. Phoenix played in the NJCAA national title game in 2001.
He graduated from NC State in 2005 with a degree in philosophy.
Kinneberg and his wife Stephanie have a son Gavin and daughter Ella Grace.