March 30, 2013
TUCSON , Ariz. - Despite a late rally, the Utah baseball team fell to Arizona, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon to close out the three-game series.
Utah and Arizona spent most of the game locked in a scoreless draw, with the Utes' Dalton Carroll and Arizona's Tyler Crawford going toe-to-toe.
Both teams struggled with failed opportunities. Utah left 11 runners on base throughout the game, while Arizona stranded eight.
The Wildcats broke through in the seventh inning, with back-to-back hits with two outs leading to a run. Arizona increased its lead to 2-0 in the eighth inning, with two hits and a stolen base again leading to a run.
Utah rallied in the top of the ninth as Tyler Relf led off the inning with a single to right field. Wyler Smith also singled and with two outs Braden Anderson hit an RBI single to left to drive in Relf. Kody Davis looked to keep the inning going when he reached on an error to load the bases before Arizona forced a ground out to end the game.
Davis and Smith each had two hits for the Utes.
"Dalton really pitched great," Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg said. "[Arizona] scored in the seventh and eighth and we had a chance with the bases loaded in the ninth, and they made a great play to end the game. We battled back from last night, and I was proud of our team for that. Both teams had chances earlier in the game, and neither team was able to get that key hit."