Trey Nielsen goes 2-for-4 at the plate for the Utes.
May 25, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah baseball team fell to Oregon, 6-2 on Saturday afternoon.
The Ducks scored three runs in the third inning and two runs in the fifth inning to take the lead. Utah rallied with runs in the seventh and eighth innings. For the second-straight day, Utah struggled with errors, committing five miscues as four of Oregon's six runs were unearned.
Trey Nielsen went 2-for-5 to lead Utah at the plate. On the mound, Dalton Carroll pitched five innings, allowing five runs (just one earned) on six hits. He falls to 4-8 with the loss. Joe Pond threw four innings in relief, striking out four and allowing one run on four hits.
Utah looked to get off to a strong start with two hits in the first inning, but both runners were stranded on base. Oregon took a 3-0 lead in the third inning after taking advantage of two Ute errors in addition to two hits.
The Utes again left two runners stranded in the fourth inning. The Ducks added two runs in the fifth to take a 5-0 lead, recording three hits while the Utes also had an error in the inning. Oregon also added a run in the sixth inning off two hits, including an RBI triple from Tyler Baumgartner.
Utah got on the board in the seventh after Cody Scaggari hit a two-out single up the middle. A four-pitch walk to Braden Anderson put two runners on for Cory Hunt, who singled up the middle to drive home a run. After forcing Oregon into leaving two runners on in the top of the eighth, Utah cut the Ducks lead to 6-2 with a run off an RBI double from Bret Helton, scoring Tyler Relf, who was hit by the pitch to reach base.
Utah and Oregon play game three of the series on Sunday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m. MT.