May 5, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. - James Brooks' third-inning home run was the only scoring for the Utah baseball team in a 17-1 loss to 20th-ranked Arizona State on Saturday evening.
Arizona State used big innings to pull ahead for the win, including a five-run seventh inning, four-run third inning and three runs in the second and eighth innings.
Brooks' home run was his ninth of the season, which ties him for third in the Pac-12 in the category. The Utes scattered five hits throughout the game.
Utah used five pitchers, with starter Joe Pond earning the loss after allowing three runs on three hits over 1 1/3 innings. Josh Chapman, Tony Vocca, Tanner Tripp and Blake Golding also pitched, with Vocca going the longest with three innings.
Arizona State was led at the plate by three hits and three RBI from Trever Allen. Andrew Aplin went 2-for-3 with two walks and four RBI. On the mound, Trevor Williams pitched eight innings, allowing one run on four hits with nine strikeouts in the victory.
Utah and Arizona State play game three of the series on Sunday, May 6, at 12:30 p.m. MST.