Freshman Jay Brossman was 4-for-5 with three runs and an RBI in the Utes' 11-10 win Tuesday.
April 6, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah baseball team rattled off 20 hits for the second game in a row, defeating Southern Utah 11-10 in the first half of a doubleheader at Ute Field this afternoon.
Junior Clay Westmoreland earned the win on the mound, improving to 2-2 on the year. One of five hurlers for the Utes, he threw 1.2 innings, giving up one run on three hits, while striking out three.
Southern Utah led off the top of the first with a solo homer and scored again on a double steal to take a quick 2-0 lead.
The Utes tied it at two apiece in the bottom of the second on an RBI-double by junior Tyson Olson and a ground out by freshman Jake Waldram. Utah added another run in the third on a throwing error by the Thunderbird pitcher to take a 3-2 lead.
Southern Utah tied it again in the top of the fourth on a one-run single up the middle.
Utah broke out in the bottom of the fourth, scoring six runs on six hits to take a 9-3 lead. The barrage of hits included three base hits in a row, followed by a double by junior Matt Ciaramella. Later, junior Trevor Eastman singled up the middle, driving in two runs, followed by an RBI-double by senior Jared Pena.
Southern Utah answered in the fifth with four runs, including a three-run homer, to cut the Ute lead to two, 9-7.
Utah plated a run in the bottom of the fifth on a one-run single up the middle by senior Eric Chevalier.
The Thunderbirds came back with a two-run double to right field in the top of the sixth and another run in the seventh on a base hit to tie the game at 10 apiece.
Brossman led the Utes at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three runs and one RBI. Chevalier and Eastman both went 3-for-4 with two RBI, while senior Jared Pena and junior Tyler Kay were both 2-for-5 on the game. Ciaramella was 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI.