Utah Baseball Edged in Extras by No. 12 Arizona State

first_img Robert Lovell Tags: Arizona State Sun Devils/Pac 12/Utah Utes Baseball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah baseball came up short 11-6 in extra innings against No. 12 Arizona State on Thursday, April 18 at Smith’s Ballpark.Utah scored one run in the eighth and two runs in the ninth to tie the score up at four and force extras.The Utes had a golden opportunity in the bottom of the 11th to walk off with the win, but the Sun Devils right fielder came up with a diving catch on a deep drive by Rykker Tom to keep the score tied.In the next inning, Arizona State put up seven runs on the board and the deficit proved to be too much for Utah.Riley Pierce got the start on the mound and went 6.0 innings only giving up two runs on seven hits to keep Utah in the game.The Utes bats were quiet most of the night coming up with only six hits, but they stayed patient at the plate forcing nine walks.Utah had two home runs in the game as Oliver Dunn hit one in the sixth for Utah’s first run of the game and Briley Knight hit his first career home run in the 12th inning. Dunn and Knight both also scored two runs each.In all, five players had an RBI for Utah against the Sun Devils and Knight led the team with two RBI.Zac McCleve ended up taking the loss as he pitched 3.1 innings on the night.  Utah and Arizona State will be right back at Smith’s Ballpark for another 6 p.m. matchup on Friday, April 19. Written by April 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Edged in Extras by No. 12 Arizona Statelast_img

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