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Utah Baseball Improves to 3-8 on Season with Second-Straight Win

Junior Doug Mackay had 10 strikeouts in the Utes' win over Southern Utah Friday.

Junior Doug Mackay had 10 strikeouts in the Utes' win over Southern Utah Friday.

March 5, 2004

Box Score

ST. GEORGE, Utah - The Utah baseball team scored six runs on 12 hits for a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Southern Utah this afternoon. With the win, the Utes complete the sweep of the Thunderbirds and improve to 3-8 on the season.

Junior Doug Mackay (1-3) earned the win on the mound. He pitched 6.2 innings, giving up five runs, two of which were unearned, on four hits. He struck out 10 batters and walked two.

Junior Clay Westmoreland got his first save of the year. He threw one scoreless inning, giving up just one hit and striking out two.

The Utes got on the board first, scoring in the top of the first inning on a Tyson Olson RBI-double.

Southern Utah answered in the bottom of the first, taking advantage of a pair of errant pick-off attempts by Mackay, and plating three runs to take a 3-1 lead.

Utah scored another run in the top of the second on a sacrifice fly by senior Jared Pena, but the Thunderbirds extended their lead to 5-2 with two unearned runs in the bottom of the inning.

The Utes tied the game at five in the top of the third on a one-run double by senior Cort Wilson, an RBI-single by senior Michael Westfall, Jr., and a fielder's choice by TJ Floyd.

Utah took the lead in the sixth inning when Matt Ciaramella doubled to left center, driving in junior Trevor Eastman.

Westfall went 2-for-3 on the day with one run and one RBI, while Ciaramella was 3-for-5, scoring one run and driving in another. Eastman went 2-for-4 as the only other Ute with a multi-hit game.



Utah faces Central Michigan at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Dixie High School in St. George.
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