Dalton Carroll made his first career appearance on the mound for Utah, allowing two hits and two earned runs.
Feb. 17, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The Utah baseball team dropped the rubber match against Loyola Marymount on Sunday afternoon, 11-2.
Loyola Marymount used big innings for the win, scoring six runs in the fourth inning and five runs in the eighth inning.
Braden Anderson started off the game strong for the Utes leading off with a double down the right field line. Utah would get on the board first with a run in the third inning. AJ Young led off the inning with a double to center field, and Cory Hunt beat out a bunt for a single. Anderson walked to load the bases for Kody Davis, who hit one to left field and allowed Young to score as LMU went for the force out at third.
LMU used seven hits in the fourth inning to take a 6-1 lead. Colton Plaia hit a two-RBI double and Zac Fujimoto had a two-RBI single for the Lions in the inning. LMU added five runs on four hits, aided by two Utah errors in the eighth inning.
The Utes added a run in the ninth inning with the help of two LMU errors, a walk, and a hit batter, sending Bret Helton across the plate.
Young had two hits to lead Utah.
Utah used four pitchers in the contest. Starter Joe Pond went 3 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on six hits with two strikeouts. Dalton Carroll made his first career appearance, pitching 3 1/3 innings allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits with a walk and a strikeout. Nick Green and Ben Mordini also pitched.
The Utes return to the diamond with a four-game series against UC Davis beginning on Friday, Feb. 22.