Luke West had three strikeouts on the mound for Utah.
May 18, 2014
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State broke a third-inning tie en-route to a 14-6 win over the Utah baseball team on Sunday afternoon to close out the three-game series.
Arizona State took a 6-1 lead through the first two innings before Utah tied the game at 6-6 with a five-run third inning. ASU came back in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead with three runs, and continued to pull away as the game continued.
Utah used five pitchers. Dalton Carroll earned the start, throwing two innings, followed by Dylan Drachler, Josh Chapman, Nick Green, Luke West and Hunter Rodriguez. Drachler earned the loss, while West had a team-high three strikeouts.
Arizona State took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, with all three runs unearned after two Utah errors. The Utes got a run back in the top of the second, cutting the lead to 3-1, with the help of ASU errors. TJ Bennett reached on an error and advanced to second on another error on a failed pickoff attempt, setting up an RBI single for Josh Rose.
Arizona State took a 9-6 lead with three runs in the bottom of the third, which included three hits, one error, and a passed ball. The Sun Devils increased their lead with two runs in the fifth, one run in the sixth and two runs in the eighth inning.
Utah would leave nine runners on base throughout the game, and had runners on base in every inning but the first inning. The Utes left two on base in the fourth, seventh and eighth innings.
Utah plays its final series of the season this weekend, hosting Stanford in a three-game series from Friday, May 23 through Sunday, May 25. All three games will begin at noon, with Saturday's game televised by the Pac-12 Networks.