Dalton Carroll struck out two of the three batters he faced.
March 3, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - The Utah baseball team closed out the Dairy Queen Classic with a 5-2 loss to Dartmouth on Sunday afternoon.
"We didn't swing the bats very well," Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg said. "We made some key mistakes on defense that hurt us, but we lost to a good ball club."
Utah had five hits compared to 12 for Dartmouth.
Dartmouth got on the board in the second inning with three singles leading to a run. The Utes came back in the bottom of the second with a pair of runs to take a 2-1 lead. Putting two on base with one out after Tyler Relf singled to center and Konnor Armijo walked, Relf advanced two bases and scored on a wild pitch. Armijo came home on a bunt off the bat of Tyler Yagi.
Dartmouth threatened to tie the game in the fifth, leaving two on base after a hit and an error, and broke through with a two-out run in the sixth after a double and single to put the score at 2-2.
The Big Green took the lead for good with a three-run seventh inning. Dartmouth had three hits and took advantage of a Ute error to take a 5-2 lead.
The Utes used four pitchers. Starter Joe Pond went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on nine hits. Chase Rezac surrendered three runs on three hits over 2/3 of an inning, picking up the loss. Mitch Watrous pitched a hitless 1 2/3 innings, striking out one, while Dalton Carroll had two strikeouts in the three batters he faced during the final inning.
The Utes continue on the road next weekend with a four-game series against Saint Mary's, beginning on Friday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m. PT.