Junior Clay Westmoreland tied the Utah single-season (8) and career (9) saves records on Tuesday night.
May 11, 2004
PROVO, Utah - The Utah baseball team earned its 20th win of the season and seventh in a row with a 7-4 victory over Utah Valley State at Larry H. Miller Field tonight. With the win, the Utes improve to 20-27 on the year.
Junior reliever Clay Westmoreland earned his eighth save of the year, tying the Utah single-season record. He struck out three in a row in the bottom of the ninth to seal the victory. Westmoreland is also now tied for the Utah career saves record with nine.
Junior Doug Mackay (4-6) earned the win on the mound, giving up just one hit in two innings. He struck out two and walked one.
Utah's starter, Ryan Florence, threw four innings, giving up four runs on four hits, while striking out four and walking two.
Utah got on the board first in the top of the third when, with two outs and one on, junior Matt Ciaramella homered. Later in the inning, senior Eric Chevalier scored on an error by the Wolverine first baseman to give Utah a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the inning, UVSC plated one run on a ground out. The Wolverines took a 4-3 in the botoom of the fourth on a two-run homer and an RBI-single.
The Utes tied the game in the top of the seventh when junior Trevor Eastman led off with a solo homer.
Utah took the lead for good in the eighth when Eastman hit a three-run home run, this one over the left field fence, for the 7-4 final score.
Eastman led the Utes at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two runs and four RBI. Ciaramella was 2-for-5 with one run and two RBI, while Chevalier was 2-for-5 with one run scored.
The Utes host UVSC for a 2 p.m. game tomorrow, May 12, at Ute Field.