TJ Bennett had three hits against WSU.
May 11, 2014
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State scored in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a scoreless tie and defeat the Utah baseball team, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon.
Dalton Carroll was strong over 7 2/3 innings of work on the mound, matching up with WSU's Tanner Chleborad. Carroll struck out six, allowing one run on five hits with no walks.
TJ Bennett led Utah at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance.
Utah left two runners on in the second inning, and also left a pair on in the fourth after Max Schuman and Bennett both led off the inning with singles. A ground out and strikeout got the Cougars out of the inning.
WSU put two on in the sixth inning with one out, but Carroll got out of the inning with two strikeouts.
The Cougars led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a single to left field. A sacrifice bunt moved the runner over, and Utah got the second out of the inning when a hard-hit ball up the middle went off Carroll, who recovered to make the play at first. The next batter hit an RBI single up the middle for the first run of the game.
Utah made a late rally in the top of the ninth. Bennett singled and Konnor Armijo reached on an error to put two on with one out before a double play ended the game.
Utah returns to the field in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 13, at 7:00 pm MT, against BYU. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.