Tanner Banks will start Tuesday's game against BYU.
May 12, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah baseball team faces BYU for the final time this season on Tuesday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m. MT in Salt Lake City at Smith's Ballpark. The game will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network with Ted Robinson and Eric Byrnes on the call.
The Utes will host Youth Night, featuring local mascots and activities on the concourse including a photo booth, poster making station, and more. Utah continues its season-long baseball card promotion with the first 500 fans receiving a Konnor Armijo and Aaron Kracke baseball card.
The game is the fourth between the in-state rivals this season. The four games account for three total points in the Deseret First Duel rivalry series between Utah and BYU. The Utes have already clinched the overall sports title this year with a 41-6 lead with just baseball remaining.
BYU won the first two games of the series in March, 20-3 and 4-3 in 11 innings. The Utes rallied from a six-run deficit to down the Cougars in Provo in their last outing on May 6, winning 12-10. Armijo went 3-for-5 with a career-high six RBI in the game, including a seventh-inning grand slam to bring the Utes within a run and a two-RBI single in the eighth inning. Josh Chapman pitched 5 2/3 innings in relief to earn the win on the mound.
Utah will throw southpaw Tanner Banks on the mound, with Desmond Poulson going for BYU.
Utah (15-30, 4-20 Pac-12) went 1-2 against Washington State over the weekend. The Utes won the first game of the series 4-1 in extra innings.
BYU is 19-30 for the year and 9-15 in the West Coast Conference. The Cougars have dropped five of their last six games.