Utes Lose 10th Game in a Row in Sweep Versus Washington

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Utes Lose 10th Game in a Row in Sweep Versus Washington

University of Utah sophomore infielder Matt Richardson (4) picks up a ground ball during an NCAA Baseball game at the Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

University of Utah sophomore infielder Matt Richardson (4) picks up a ground ball during an NCAA Baseball game at the Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kiffer Creveling

University of Utah sophomore infielder Matt Richardson (4) picks up a ground ball during an NCAA Baseball game at the Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kiffer Creveling

Kiffer Creveling

University of Utah sophomore infielder Matt Richardson (4) picks up a ground ball during an NCAA Baseball game at the Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Brayden Ramsay

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The University of Utah baseball team traveled to Seattle, Washington for their last road trip of the 2019 season. The Utes and the Washington Huskies went head-to-head in a three-game series over the weekend.

Game 1:

 

The Huskies got off to an early three-run lead in the first before adding six more to take a 9-0 lead.

Erick Migueles was finally able to get the Utes on the board as he hit his seventh home run of season. Migueles’ sixth-inning blast cut Washington’s lead to 9-3. The next batter, Rykker Tom, went back-to-back with Migueles, hitting a homer to right field.

One more run came across for the Utes in the seventh inning when Tom walked with bases loaded, scoring Oliver Dunn. The Huskies were able to get back on the scoreboard with three more in the bottom of the seventh to make the score 12-5.

Four batters combined for two hits each while Migueles led the team with three RBI. Migueles hit his seventh home run of the season while Tom got his first of the year.

The Utes fell for the eighth game in a row to the Huskies in game one, 12-5.

Game 2:

 

Last week, Dunn said, “It’s been one inning that we’ve let slip away a lot. We need to compete for all nine instead of only eight of the nine.” Unfortunately for the Utes, that inning came and went in Game 2, and the Utes couldn’t answer.

Shea Kramer homered in the second to begin the scoring before a Chandler Anderson sacrifice fly and a Dunn double added to the lead. Briley Knight would single one inning later to add the fourth run of the game for the Utes.

Four walks, a wild pitch and a bases-loaded single in the fifth was the achilles heel for the Utes. A five-run inning was all the Huskies would need as Utah could not get any more runs during the rest of the afternoon.

Utah’s offense saw glimpses of promise throughout the game, but were quickly slowed down by Washington’s defense. After going up 4-0 early, Utah allowed Washington to score five in the fifth to get the 5-4 victory.

Four Utes had multiple hits while Kramer led the way going 2-4 with two runs scored and one RBI.

Game Three:

 

Washington was able to complete the three-game sweep of the Utes, handing Utah their 10th loss in a row.

Kramer continued his good weekend at the plate in the third with a single to put Utah up 1-0. The Huskies were able to answer in the bottom half of the inning with two of their own to take a 2-1 lead.

Two more runs crossed the plate for Washington before Utah was able to score again. A ninth-inning push by the Utes began and ended with a single by Migueles that scored Matt Richardson.

The final score in Game 3 between the Huskies and the Utes was 4-2.

Dunn was once again a leader at the plate going 3-5 with one run scored. Dustyn Schramm was able to start for the Utes, going five innings and allowing two runs on four strikeouts.

 

Next Week’s Matchups:

 

The Utes will once again take part in the Deseret Duel against rival BYU on Tuesday. Utah and BYU will play at Smith’s Ballpark at 6 p.m., and can be seen on Pac-12 Networks. After Tuesday’s game, the Washington State Cougars will travel to Salt Lake for the Utes weekend matchup. The Utes and WSU will go head-to-head on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Those games can also be found on Pac-12 Networks.

 

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