Brad DeVore allowed just one run in seven innings Saturday afternoon.
April 7, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY - The hits - and runs - just kept on coming for the University of Utah in the nightcap of a twinbill with Utah Valley State Saturday afternoon. After ripping the Wolverines 15-1 in game one, Utah hammered out 19 hits in a 17-1 pounding of UVSC in game two.
Utah (13-18) got another strong outing from its starting pitcher in the nightcap. Brad DeVore (1-0) allowed just one run on two hits in seven innings of work. He walked three and struck out two en route to his first decision of the season.
While DeVore was holding UVSC (11-20) at bay on the mound, the Ute offense came in waves. Utah scored at least one run in all eight innings it was allowed to send batters to the plate. The Utes opened the contest with a single from center fielder Nate Burnham, a walk from second baseman Corey Shimada and a double off the bat of first baseman Jay Brossman. All three came around to score in the inning, as Utah jumped out to a quick 3-0 edge.
The Utes scored single runs in second, third and fourth innings, chasing UVSC starter Turreal Moore and going on top 6-0. Utah put four runs on the board in the fifth inning, with three coming on a bases-loaded triple off the bat of Shimada. After UVSC scored a single run in the top of the sixth, Burnham ripped a two-run triple in the bottom of the frame to make it 12-1.
The Utes had four hits, including two triples and a double, in the seventh. Those extra-base hits led to runs from right fielder John Welsh, designated hitter Fred Ferguson, catcher Jesse Shriner and third baseman Bret Baldwin as the Utes went up 16-1. Utah added one more run in the eighth to account for the final tally.
Utah is in action again Wednesday, hosting Southern Utah in a 1 p.m. contest at Ute Field.