Mitch Watrous had four strikeouts against Stanford.
May 23, 2014
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SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah baseball team opened its three-game series against Stanford with a 5-0 loss on Friday evening.
Stanford took an early 1-0 lead, and added runs in the sixth, seventh and ninth innings for the win.
The Cardinal out-hit Utah 15-5.
Two singles and a walk led to a run in the first inning for Stanford. The Cardinal left two runners on base in the second inning, and left the bases loaded in the fourth inning. A leadoff single and RBI double added a run for Stanford in the sixth inning, and the team took a 3-0 lead in the top of the seventh after two singles and a sacrifice fly.
Cory Hunt and Biss Larsen led off the bottom of the third inning with back-to-back singles, but both runners were stranded on base after a strikeout and a pair of ground outs. In the seventh inning, TJ Bennett led off the inning with a walk and Konnor Armijo singled up the middle. After a sacrifice bunt to move both runners over, a strikeout gave Stanford two outs and while Hunt walked to load the bases, another strikeout got the Cardinal out of the inning.
Utah made a late rally, loading the bases with one out. Armijo walked, Josh Rose singled and AJ Young walked. Stanford made a play at home to get the first out of the inning on a ground out, and a double play on a ground out ended the rally.
Utah and Stanford continue the three-game series on Saturday, May 24, at noon. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.