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Ninth Inning Rally Falls Short as Utah Baseball Falls 3-2 to Washington

Tyler Relf had two hits for the Utes against Washington.

Tyler Relf had two hits for the Utes against Washington.

May 12, 2013

Box Score

SEATTLE - A ninth-inning rally behind a two-run home run from Wyler Smith fell short as the Utah baseball team dropped the rubber match to Washington, 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.

Down 3-0 in the ninth inning, Smith got the Utes on the board with a two-out, two-run homer over the left field fence. It was Smith's first career home run. Tyler Relf also singled in the inning. The Huskies made a pitching change and got the final out of the game with a pop up.

Smith went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Utah. Relf also had two hits for the Utes.

Utah starter Tanner Banks pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits. He falls to 1-5 on the year. Luke West pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing one hit.

The Utes (17-28, 6-21 Pac-12) left seven runners on base throughout the game, while the Huskies stranded six.

Washington took a 2-0 lead in the third inning, stringing together three singles for a run with a second run scoring on a ground out. The Huskies added another run in the sixth inning, taking advantage of a walk and a throwing error to score on a ground out.

Utah left two runners on base in the third inning and had two hits in the fourth after TJ Bennett doubled to lead off the inning and Relf singled to move Bennett to third with one out, but the Huskies got out of the inning with a double play. Utah also had two runners reach base with one out in the seventh following a walk and single from Smith, but Washington forced a pair of fly outs to keep Utah off the board.

Utah returns to the field on Tuesday, May 14th, at BYU at 6:00 p.m.



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