Kody Davis led Utah at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance.
April 5, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY - Arizona broke a 1-1 tie with five runs in the top of the 10th inning, as the Wildcats defeated Utah baseball, 6-1 on Saturday afternoon in the second game of the series.
Utah scored a run in the first inning and Arizona countered with an unearned run in the third before both teams offenses stalled as the game continued. Utah attempted to break the tie in the bottom of the ninth, as TJ Bennett was thrown out at home, sending the game into extra innings.
Arizona scored five runs on four hits in the 10th inning to take a 6-1 lead. Utah attempted a rally in the bottom of the 10th with two outs, loading the bases after Braden Anderson singled to center field and Cody Scaggari and Kody Davis both walked before a fly out ended the game.
Utah was led at the plate by Davis, who went 2-for-4 with a walk. On the mound, Zach Adams pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing one unearned run on three hits with two strikeouts. Dylan Drachler allowed one hit over 1 2/3 innings with a strikeout, and Dalton Carroll surrendered one hit over one inning. Nick Green earned the loss after entering in the ninth, falling to 0-2 on the year, and Luke West also pitched in the 10th inning.
Utah scored in the first inning after Davis hit a one out single up the middle. Max Schuman doubled down the left field line, a ball that was just out of reach of the third baseman, and Davis scored on a ground out from Bennett.
Both teams had chances throughout the game, as Arizona left 11 runners stranded and the Utes left eight on base. Batters on both sides hit several deep fly balls throughout the game. Each team had five hits and two errors through nine innings.
In the bottom of the ninth, Bennett hit a one-out single up the middle, and stole second. Wyler Smith hit a single to shallow right field and Bennett was waved home. Although the throw was off the mark, the catcher made it back to the plate in time to make the tag.
Utah and Arizona play the rubber match on Sunday, April 5, at noon MT.