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Utah Baseball Falls to Washington State, 4-2

Zach Adams had five strikeouts for the Utes against Washington State.

Zach Adams had five strikeouts for the Utes against Washington State.

May 10, 2014

Box Score

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Utah baseball team fell 4-2 to Washington State in the second game of the three-game set on Saturday evening.

WSU took advantage of three Utah errors to score two unearned runs on the night.

Zach Adams pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits with five strikeouts. Tanner Banks pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits with four strikeouts.

Four players each went 2-for-4 on the night at the plate for Utah - Kody Davis, Wyler Smith, TJ Bennett and Konnor Armijo. Bennett also drove in a run.

Utah took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, as Davis led off the game with a single to right field and scored on Bennett's RBI single up the middle.

WSU took advantage of Utah errors in the first and second innings to take a 2-1 lead. An error on a dropped ball led to an RBI single in the first, and a throwing error led to another base runner for an unearned run on an RBI single.

The Cougars increased their lead to 3-1 after back-to-back two-out hits in the fifth inning.

The Utes got a run back in the top of the seventh, cutting the WSU lead to 3-2. Bennett hit a one-out single to right field and Armijo followed with a double to left, and Bennett would score on Hunter Simmons ground out.

Washington State again took a two-run advantage, 4-2, with a run in the bottom of the seventh after a pair of singles in the inning.

 

 

Utah left two runners on in the top of the eighth after two-out singles from Davis and Smith. Armijo attempted a late rally with a one-out single in the ninth, but a strikeout and fly out ended the game.

Utah and Washington State play the rubber match on Sunday, May 11, at 12:00 PT. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.

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