Josh Rose hit two home runs for the Utes against Washington.
May 4, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah baseball team rallied from a 10-1 deficit to hold a three-run lead before falling to seventh-ranked Washington, 21-17 in a slugfest on Sunday afternoon to close out the three-game series.
The two teams combined for 42 hits. Utah had season highs for runs scored (17) and hits (19). The Utes had four home runs, including two homers from Josh Rose. Utah had come into the game with just three home runs all season. Max Schuman hit his first career home run for the Utes, while TJ Bennett hit his second homer of the season.
Bennett went 3-for-6 with four RBI for the Utes. Rose and Kody Davis also drove in four runs, going 2-for-5. Cory Hunt was 3-for-5 with two RBI while Hunter Simmons went 3-for-4 at the plate. Schuman was 2-for-5 with two RBI.
Washington held a 10-1 lead through the top of the fourth inning, before the Utes got back in the game to tie it at 10-10 with a seven-run fourth inning and a three-run fifth inning. With the bases loaded in the fourth, Davis hit a three-RBI double into the right field corner as part of the seven-run, seven-hit inning for the Utes. Rose hit a three-run homer to left field in the fifth to tie the game.
Washington put the final nail in the coffin in the eighth inning, scoring five runs on five hits to pull ahead 18-16. Although Rose would hit his second homer of the day in the bottom of the eighth inning to cut the UW lead to 18-17, the Huskies added three insurance runs in the ninth.
Utah hits the road for four games this week, taking on BYU in Provo on Tuesday, May 6, at 6:00 p.m. MT, followed by a three-game series at Washington State beginning on May 9.