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Utah Baseball Outlasts Washington State, 4-1 in 13 Innings

Mitch Watrous allowed one run over 8 1/3 innings against Washington State.

Mitch Watrous allowed one run over 8 1/3 innings against Washington State.

May 9, 2014

Box Score

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Utah baseball team broke a 1-1 tie in the 13th inning to defeat Washington State, 4-1 on Friday evening to open the three-game series.

Konnor Armijo led off the 13th inning with a single to right field. On two outs, Armijo stole second and moved to third on a passed ball. Biss Larsen was intentionally walked to put runners at the corners. Zach Jones laid down a bunt looking to execute a squeeze play, and although WSU had the out at first, the second baseman dropped the ball as Armijo scored on the play. Kody Davis was hit by a pitch, loading the bases for Wyler Smith, who hit a two-RBI single to put Utah up 4-1.

Smith went 2-for-6 at the plate with three RBI. Larsen was 2-for-4 on the night.

Mitch Watrous pitched 8 1/3 strong innings, allowing one run on eight hits with three strikeouts. He walked just one. Nick Green entered in the ninth, pitching 4 2/3 shutout innings, allowing four hits with five strikeouts. Green earned the win and raises his record to 2-3 on the year.

"We got great performances by Mitch Watrous and Nick Green," Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg said. "Offensively, we struggled. We struck out a lot. We had opportunities to score more runs. It's the same thing we've been doing all year - we had some opportunities and weren't able to score, but in the end with our defense and pitching we were able to hold them."

 

 

Utah stranded a runner on third in the top of the third inning after Cory Hunt led off the inning with a double to left field. The Utes put the first run of the game on the board in the top of the sixth inning. Larsen singled to left field to lead off the inning and scored on a single from Smith.

The Cougars had runners on base most innings, leaving 10 stranded throughout the game. WSU outhit Utah 12-6 in the game.

Washington State kept the game going in the bottom of the ninth, after a one-out double and RBI single, tying the game at 1-1. Although another single put two on base, the Utes turned a double play on a ground out as the game extended into extra innings.

A one-out triple in the bottom of the 10th put WSU in a good position to end the game. The Utes intentionally walked the next two batters to load the bases, and brought in an outfielder to put five in the infield to set up a double play. A strikeout got the second out of the inning before a ground out ended the Cougars threat.

Utah and Washington State continue their three-game series on Saturday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. MT. The game will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

Washington State kept the game going in the bottom of the ninth, after a one-out double and RBI single, tying the game at 1-1. Although another single put two on base, the Utes turned a double play on a ground out as the game extended into extra innings.

A one-out triple in the bottom of the 10th put WSU in a good position to end the game. The Utes intentionally walked the next two batters to load the bases, and brought in an outfielder to put five in the infield to set up a double play. A strikeout got the second out of the inning before a ground out ended the Cougars threat.

Utah and Washington State continue their three-game series on Saturday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. MT. The game will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

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