Utah Baseball Falters in Twinbill Against Oregon

May 8, 2021

first_imgMarch 31, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Falters in Twinbill Against Oregon FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah dropped its twinbill with Oregon on Sunday, March 31 at Smith’s Ballpark.With bad weather pushing the series back, Utah and Oregon played a double header on Sunday.In the first game of the day, Joshua Tedeschi rolled through the first two innings striking out four, but the Ducks struck first taking the lead in the third with two hits to go up 2-0.Utah got one back as Oliver Dunn homered in the third and then took the lead 3-2 on a sac fly from Shea Kramer and a walk from Chris Rowan, Jr. in the bottom of the fourth.The Utes held the lead until the seventh inning when Oregon scored two, but in the bottom half, Matt Richardson tied things up with his first homer of the year.After a scoreless eighth, things headed to the ninth tied, but Oregon scored five runs with a grand slam being a big part of it. The Utes tried to mount a comeback scoring two more runs off of a Dunn triple that knocked in Briley Knight. Dunn came home with a wild pitch.Oregon then buckled down to get the win and clinch the series and used that momentum early in the second game of the day.The Ducks scored two runs in the first and then two more in the second to take an early 4-0 lead.Utah’s bats were quiet until the seventh inning. Richardson’s big day continued as he doubled to clear the bases to get within one run. Unfortunately, the Utes couldn’t muster any more offense as they fell in the second game 6-3.Dunn had a great day at the plate going 5-9. He scored two runs and had two RBI in the first game of the day. Richardson led the team with four RBI on the day.Tedeschi went 6.1 innings in the first game allowing four runs in his no decision. Zac McCleve ended up taking the loss to fall to 1-1 on the year.Riley Pierce got the start in the second game, but Brett Brocoff took over in the second inning and pitched five innings and only allowed two earned runs.Utah is 7-15 on the year after the weekend.They will now host BYU at Smith’s Ballpark on Tuesday, April 2 followed by a weekend on the road at No. Oregon State. Tags: Oregon Ducks/Pac 12/Utah Utes Baseball Written by Robert Lovelllast_img

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