Dalton Carroll pitched 5 1/3 innings against Saint Mary's.
March 11, 2013
MORAGA, Calif. - The Utah baseball team closed out its four-game series against Saint Mary's with a 3-1 win on Monday afternoon.
Chase Rezac made the start on the mound for Utah, pitching 3 2/3 innings and allowing three hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Dalton Carroll pitched the remaining 5 1/3 innings in relief, allowing one run on four hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Dalton Carroll picked up his first collegiate win, going to 1-1 on the year.
"We pitched extremely well," Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg said. "Rezac was on a pitch count and we wanted to get him through the fourth, but we couldn't quite do it. Dalton pitched great for five innings."
The Utes scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning. Yagi and Nielsen each had hits in the inning while Dallas Carroll scored on a balk.
Saint Mary's looked to break through in the fourth as Rezac walked three-straight batters with two outs before Dalton Carroll came in to get a strikeout and get out of the inning. The Gaels would leave nine runners on base throughout the day.
The Utes increased their lead with a run in the seventh that started with a double from Nielsen before he scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Bret Helton. Yagi hit an RBI triple in the eighth inning to score Tyler Relf, who led off the inning with a walk.
Utah plays its first home games this weekend, beginning a three-game series against California on Friday, March 15, at 6:00 p.m. at Spring Mobile Ballpark.