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Utah Baseball Felled by Late Oregon Rally, 3-1

Bret Helton had five strikeouts on the mound for the Utes against Oregon.

Bret Helton had five strikeouts on the mound for the Utes against Oregon.

March 23, 2014

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EUGENE, Ore. - A late rally by 12th-ranked Oregon downed the Utah baseball team to close out the three-game series on Sunday with a 3-1 loss.

Utah led 1-0 most of the game after scoring a run in the first inning. The Ducks scored three runs in the seventh inning, taking the lead with a two-run home run.

Bret Helton pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits with five strikeouts, and falls to 2-2 on the year with the loss. He battled with Oregon's Jeff Gold most of the day. Gold allowed just two Utah hits during the day.

Nick Green pitched the final two innings, allowing one run on two hits. He had two strikeouts.

Utah took a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning. Cory Hunt doubled to left field and advanced to third when Max Schuman reached on an error. Wyler Smith's sacrifice fly scored Hunt.

Oregon left two runners on in the fourth after a two-out walk and a single, and also stranded runners in the fifth and sixth innings before breaking through in the seventh. A leadoff single and RBI double tied the game at 1-1 before the Ducks took a 3-1 lead with a two-run home run.

Utah returns home on Tuesday, March 25, against BYU at 7:00 p.m. MT. The game will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks.



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