Freshman third baseman Jay Brossman was 5-for-5 in Utah's win Wednesday.
May 5, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY - In a game that went back and forth throughout, the Utah baseball team came from behind to defeat Utah Valley State 10-9 in dramatic fashion at Ute Field this afternoon. With the win, the Utes end a four-game losing skid and improve to 14-27 on the year.
Senior Ben Buck (4-2) earned the win on the mound, pitching one inning, and giving up two runs on three hits, while striking out one.
The Ute starter, Travis Kohn, threw five innings, giving up three runs on four hits, while striking out five and walking one.
UVSC plated one in the top of the second on a passed ball to take a 1-0 lead.
The Wolverines regained the lead in the top of the third on a two-run shot to left center, to take a 3-2 lead.
The Utes tied the game at three apiece in the bottom of the fifth when Brossman led off with a stand up triple and was brought home on a sacrifice fly by junior Matt Ciaramella.
UVSC went back ahead in the top of the sixth, plating one run on an RBI-single. The Wolverines added another run in the seventh to make it a 5-3 ballgame.
Utah cut the Wolverine lead to one, 5-4, on a sacrifice fly by senior Eric Chevalier in the bottom of the seventh.
The Wolverines took a 7-4 lead in the top of the eighth on a two-run double.
Then, in the bottom of the ninth, Utah loaded the bases on an error and two hit batsmen. With two outs, the Utes plated one run on a passed ball. Pena then walked to again load the bases. Again, Utah scored a run on a passes ball, this time tying the game at nine apiece. After Brossman walked to load the bases once again, Ciaramella singled up the middle, driving in the winning run.
Brossman was an amazing 5-for-5 on the day with four singles and a triple. He scored one run and drove in another. Olson was 3-for-5 with three runs and one RBI, while freshman John Welsh was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two driven in. Ciaramella was 2-for-4 with two RBI, including the game winner.
The Utes host Air Force for five games this weekend. Friday and Saturday's doubleheaders begin at 2 p.m., while Sunday's single game starts at noon.