Jay Brossman drove in six runs in game one against Air Force Saturday.
April 9, 2005
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Utah baseball team used a pair of six-run innings to blow out Air Force 22-3 in the first game of a Mountain West Conference doubleheader Saturday at Falcon Field.
Matt Crockett (3-6) picked up the victory on the mound for Utah, allowing two runs in the fourth inning. He scattered five hits, while striking out three Falcons and allowing three bases on balls. Josh Madsen pitched the final two innings to wrap up the victory, allowing one run and one hit. Air Force's Paul Pratt dropped to 2-7 with the loss. He was one of three Falcon pitchers to spend time on the mound in the contest.
Four Utes had three hits on the day, including third baseman Jay Brossman, who was 3-for-7 with six runs batted-in. The six RBIs are the most by a Utah batter this season. First baseman Clayne Garrett was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored, including his sixth home run of the season. Center fielder John Welsh and catcher Trevor Eastman each tallied three hits as well.
Utah took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first and never trailed. Garrett's two-run double in the third helped the Utes to a 4-0 lead after three innings. Brossman delivered a two-run double in the top of the fourth, putting Utah up 6-0. Air Force tallied its only two runs in the bottom of the fourth, pulling within 6-2. But it was all Utes from there.
Utah scored 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined, tallying four in the fifth and six in the sixth. Garrett led off the fifth with his third home run in the last two days. Shortstop Ryan Khoury added a sacrifice fly and Brossman delivered a two-run double. In the sixth, the Utes blew the game wide open with six runs on six hits, taking a 16-2 advantage.