March 29, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. - Big innings by Arizona felled the Utah baseball team on Friday evening, falling 15-4 to the Wildcats.
Arizona scored five runs in the third inning and seven runs in the fifth inning to take control of the game. Although each team had 10 hits, the Utes had four errors, walked nine and hit three batters.
Utah was led at the plate by Tyler Relf, who went 3-for-4. The Utes used four pitchers. Starter Joe Pond threw four innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) on six hits with four strikeouts. Bret Helton, Ben Mordini and Jackson Goulder also pitched for the Utes.
The Wildcats held a 6-0 lead before the Utes got on the board with two runs in the fourth inning off RBI doubles from Trey Nielsen and TJ Bennett. Utah cut the lead to 6-3 with a run in the fifth inning with an RBI double off the bat of Cory Hunt after Relf singled to lead off the inning, before the Wildcats pulled ahead in the bottom of the fifth.
Utah and Arizona play game three of the series on Saturday, March 30, at 12:00 p.m. MST.