Parker Morin led Utah against Arizona State over the weekend with a .333 batting average.
May 7, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah baseball team closes out its Pac-12 campaign over the next two weekends at home beginning with a three-game series against 23rd-ranked Oregon State. First pitch on Friday, May 11, is at 12:00 p.m. MT.
Utah dropped three games to 20th-ranked Arizona State over the weekend, with competitive outings in a 5-3 loss in game one and a 4-2 loss in game three.
"The games that we have played in the Pac-12 have really been a learning experience for us," Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg said. "You just can't make a whole lot of mistakes, and if you do the other teams will really capitalize on it. We played really well on Friday and Sunday, but a base running error here or a missed play there cost you games in this league. There is nothing given to you. It's been good for us to see that and know where we have to get better and understand what this league is about and where we need to get to. The two games we played well in were competitive, and we'll strive over the next two weeks to make sure we play the game right."
Oregon State is ranked 23rd in the latest Baseball America poll and 18th by the Baseball Writers. OSU won two of three from Stanford over the weekend, including a 5-4, 10-inning victory in game three. The Beavers play a midweek game against Oregon on Tuesday before traveling to Salt Lake City.
Wear black for Friday's game to gain free admission as part of `Black Friday,' and celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday as part of `Family Day.'
The Utes finish their Pac-12 schedule next weekend against Stanford. The Cardinal is ranked 17th in the latest Baseball America poll.