Eight Run Inning Lifts Utah Baseball over Utah Valley, 12-6

Eight Run Inning Lifts Utah Baseball over Utah Valley, 12-6

OREM, Utah – An eight-run fifth inning lifted the Utah baseball team to a 12-6 win over Utah Valley on Tuesday evening.

The Utes had 14 hits on the night, with DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., and Erick Migueles each recording three hits for Utah. Migueles, Wade Gulden and Shea Kramer each drove in two runs. Keirsey and Gulden both homered for Utah.

Jacob Rebar pitched 3 2/3 innings for the Utes in the start, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout. Austin Moore surrendered one unearned run and two hits with two walks over 2 1/3 innings, earning the win to raise his record to 2-1 on the year. Trenton Stoltz pitched the final three innings for his seventh save of the season, allowing three runs on three hits.

Utah took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. After a hit batter and walk, Utah got its first run of the game after a throwing error on a ground out. Utah Valley rallied back with two runs in the fourth to take a 2-1 lead after three hits.

Utah’s eight-run fifth inning featured six hits, three errors and two walks. Migueles hit a two-RBI double and Kramer also drove in two runs on a single for the two big hits in the inning for the Utes.

Both teams added runs in the late innings. After Utah Valley put up a run in the bottom of the seventh following a leadoff triple, Gulden hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth for the Utes, his third of the season to put Utah ahead 11-3. The Wolverines put up three runs in the eighth. Keirsey hit his fourth home run of the season in the top of the ninth, a two-run bomb to center field to give the Utes a 12-6 advantage

Utah plays its final home series of the season against Washington this weekend with the three-game series beginning on Thursday, May 17, at 11:30 a.m. MT