Jay Brossman hit his first home run in Tuesday's nightcap.
March 8, 2005
SALT LAKE CITY -- The University of Utah baseball team found itself trailing Albertson College 3-2 after three innings in the second game of Tuesday's twinbill at Ute Field. But the Utes rallied to take a 9-3 victory.
Albertson scored a single run in the first inning of Utah starter Chad Cullers. The Utes scored a pair in the bottom of the inning for a 2-1 advantage. Jay Brossman delivered an RBI single for Utah, which also plated a run on an error in the inning. The Coyotes tied it up 2-2 in the top of the second on a Nic Florence solo home run. Albertson took a one-run advantage in the third, scoring an unearned run off Utah reliever Matt Crockett.
Joe Mozeleski tied things up for Utah in the bottom of the fourth with his first home run of the season, a solo shot to left-center. The Utes regained the lead in the fifth, pushing four runs across. Utah got RBIs from Doug Beck and Mozeleski. Ryder Olsen then delivered a two-run single to left, giving the Utes some breathing room, 7-3.
Ryan Khoury led off the sixth with a single for Utah. Khoury scored in front of Brossman, who pounded a two-run home run over the right-center field wall, giving the Utes a 9-3 advantage. It was Brossman's first round-tripper of the season.
"We got going a little later in the second ballgame," Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg said. "But we were solid again, especially defensively. We pitched OK in the second game. Lane pitched very well and Crockett was better than he had been."
Crockett (1-3) pitched three innings in relief and did not allow an earned run, picking up his first victory of the season. Paul Erickson suffered the loss, allowing six runs in 4 2/3 innings for Albertson (8-4). Brossman was 2-for-4 in the nightcap, with three RBIs and two runs scored. Clayne Garrett was 2-for-4, with one run.