John Welsh was 3-for-5 at the plate in Utah's loss to UVSC Tuesday.
May 3, 2005
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Valley State College snapped Utah's four-game winning streak Tuesday afternoon at Ute Field. UVSC scored seven runs in the fourth inning and held on for a 12-8 victory.
UVSC (15-33) scored three runs in the top of the first, knocking Utah starter Bryce Freed from the game after just two-thirds of an inning. Utah (17-25) got two back in the bottom of the inning when John Welsh and Doug Beck each crossed the plate. But Wolverines' starter Brady Drake held Utah off the scoreboard for the next three innings, allowing UVSC to build on its advantage.
The Wolverines tallied a single run in the second to go on top 4-2. But the flood gates opened in the fourth. UVSC put together five hits, drew two walks, had a hit batsman and took advantage of two Utah errors in the frame. The Wolverines used all that for seven runs to take an 11-2 lead.
Utah got a single run back in the fifth when Ryan Khoury was hit by a pitch and later scored on a Trevor Eastman single. UVSC's Trent Perry made it 12-3 when he led off the sixth inning with a solo home run to left field.
Utah sent 10 batters to the plate in the seventh inning, including a one-out double from second baseman Doug Beck. A two-run UVSC error, three hits and two walks led to five Ute runs. Utah trailed 12-8 after seven innings and had a chance to get back into the contest.
UVSC reliever Beau Giles, who finally got the Wolverines out of the seventh, tossed a perfect eighth and ninth to pick up the save. Brady Drake (4-5) went six innings and allowed three runs to pick up the win for UVSC. Freed (1-6) suffered the loss for Utah.
Welsh led Utah at the plate, going 3-for-5 with one run scored and one RBI. Beck was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI. The Wolverines were led by Trent Perry, who was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.