Junior Trevor Eastman drove in two of Utah's three runs Thursday.
March 25, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah baseball team gave up 18 hits and eight stolen bases en route to a 13-3 loss at the hands of instate rival Brigham Young in its home opener at Franklin Covey Field this evening. With the loss, the Utes fall to 5-14 overall and 1-3 in Mountain West Conference play.
Sophomore Jason Price suffered the loss on the mound, falling to 1-4 on the year. He pitched 4.1 innings, giving up eight runs on eight hits, while striking out four and walking three. Junior Shad McCord threw 4.2 innings of relief, giving up five runs on 10 hits. He struck out one and walked one.
The Cougars took an early lead in the top of the first on a sacrifice fly. They added two more in the second to take a 3-0 lead.
After one scoreless inning, BYU plated three in the top of the fourth on a pair of singles and added two more runs in the fifth on a home run to go up 8-0.
Utah finally got on the board in the bottom of the fifth when TJ Floyd doubled to center field, driving in senior Michael Westfall, Jr. The Utes scored two more in the sixth on a two-run double by junior Trevor Eastman, making it 8-3 in favor of the Cougars.
BYU plated one in the seventh on a solo homer, one in the eighth on an RBI-double and three in the ninth on a pair of triples.
Utah's seven hits came from seven different players. Eastman drove in two runs, while Floyd brought in the other.
The two teams play game two of the series at 6 p.m. tomorrow, March 26, at Franklin Covey Field.