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Utah Baseball Falls to Stanford, 5-0

Mitch Watrous had four strikeouts against Stanford.

Mitch Watrous had four strikeouts against Stanford.

May 23, 2014

Box Score

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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.

Mitch Watrous allowed two runs with four strikeouts over six innings, earning the loss on the mound. Josh Chapman (2 1/3 innings) and Dylan Drachler (2/3 inning) also pitched.

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.



Stanford loaded the bases in the top of the ninth with one out and took a 5-0 lead after a two-RBI double, before reliever Drachler got a strikeout and pop up to end 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.

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