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Utah Baseball Drops Final Game Against Utah Valley State, 14-5

Junior Matt Ciaramella had two doubles in Wednesday's loss to UVSC. He now needs just two more to tie the single-season record (26).

Junior Matt Ciaramella had two doubles in Wednesday's loss to UVSC. He now needs just two more to tie the single-season record (26).

May 12, 2004

Box Score

SALT LAKE CITY - In the final meeting of the season between Utah and Utah Valley State, the Ute baseball team fell 14-5 at Ute Field this afternoon. The two teams split the season series 3-3. With the loss, the Utes fall to 20-28 on the season.

Freshman John Welsh (0-1) suffered the loss on the mound in his first appearance of the season. He threw one inning, giving up three runs on three hits, while striking out two and walking two.

UVSC took an early lead and never looked back. The Wolverines plated three in the first on a pair of RBI-doubles and a wild pitch.

Utah got on the board in the bottom of the inning when senior Jared Pena and junior Matt Ciaramella hit back-to-back doubles. The Utes added an unearned run in the bottom of the second to make it a 3-2 game.

Utah Valley State broke out in the top of the third, plating five runs on five hits. The Wolverines added two more in the fourth to take a 10-2 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth, senior Michael Westfall, Jr. led off with a solo homer to make it a 10-3 ballgame.

The Wolverines plated three runs in the seventh on a two-run double and an RBI-single for a 13-3 lead. In the bottom of the inning, the Utes strung together three base hits, but only managed one run.

In the top of the ninth, UVSC plated its final run on an RBI-single to right field. The Utes answered with a sacrifice fly to center field by senior Eric Chevalier for the 14-5 final score.

Junior TJ Floyd led the Utes at the plate, going 2-for-3 with one run scored. Freshman Jake Basham was 2-for-4, while Ciaramella was 2-for-5 with one RBI.

 

 

UP NEXT:
Utah travels to Las Vegas, Nev., for a four-game series at league-leader UNLV (29-19, 16-7) this Friday-Sunday, May 14-16. Friday's game starts at 6:30 p.m. (PDT), while the doubleheader on Saturday will begin at 2 p.m. (PDT). Sunday's series finale is set for 1 p.m. (PDT).
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