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Home Runs Lift Washington Over Utah Baseball, 8-4

Mitch Watrous had five strikeouts against Washington.

Mitch Watrous had five strikeouts against Washington.

May 2, 2014

Box Score

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah baseball team fell to seventh-ranked Washington to open up a three-game series, 8-4, with the Huskies buoyed by three home runs.

Utah led 4-3 before Washington took the lead in the sixth inning with a three-run home run. The Huskies added a pair of solo shots in the eighth inning.

Utah was led at the plate by a 2-for-3 performance by Konnor Armijo, who also drove in a run. Hunter Simmons reached base three times on walks.

Mitch Watrous pitched six innings, allowing six runs on six hits with five strikeouts. He falls to 3-5 on the year. Bret Helton pitched two innings, allowing two runs with four strikeouts, while Dylan Drachler threw the final inning.

Utah got on the board first in the first inning. Kody Davis hit a one-out double to the gap in left center and moved to third on a wild pitch. TJ Bennett walked to put runners at the corners. Bennett started moving toward second with the fielders keeping an eye on Davis on third, and a throw home was dropped with both runners safe, giving the Utes a 1-0 lead.

A pair of leadoff base hits in the top of the second led to a pair of runs for Washington, while the Huskies took a 3-1 lead with a run in the third after a leadoff single and infield bunt single.

Utah took a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning. Bennett singled to led off the inning and Simmons walked, leading to a run when Armijo singled through the left side. Braden Anderson was hit by the pitch to load the bases for Scaggari. Scaggari hit a ground ball that was booted by the shortstop, leading to two more runs for the Utes.

 

 

After Washington took the lead in the sixth on a three-run homer, Utah left several runners on base in the sixth and seventh innings. Utah put two on in the sixth when Wyler Smith was hit by a pitch and Simmons walked to lead off the inning. A double play on a pop up bunt led to a pair of outs, and another walk again put two on base before a fly out. Washington walked the bases loaded with one out in the seventh before a pair of strikeouts to end the inning.

The Utes and Huskies continue on Saturday, May 2, at 12:00 MT.

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