Utah Baseball Opens Pac-12 Play Against Washington

Published on March 16, 2017 at 02:11PM

Updated

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team opens Pac-12 play against Washington on Friday, March 17.

The series begins on Friday, March 17, at 7:00 p.m. PT, continuing on Saturday, March 18, at 2:00 p.m. PT. The series concludes on Sunday, March 19, at 2:00 p.m. PT. Friday and Sunday’s games will be televised on the Pac-12 Network with a video stream available on Saturday.

Utah is ranked 21st in the latest RPI. The Utes are receiving votes in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll.

Utah is second in the conference with a .304 batting average. The Utes are also second in the league in runs scored (96) and on-base percentage (.401). Utah is third in the Pac-12 in slugging percentage (.422), RBI (85, tied) and doubles (30).

The Utes have allowed just three home runs, which is second-fewest in the league. Utah is tied for the conference lead with six pickoffs.

Dallas Carroll leads the Pac-12 and is among the national leaders in batting average (.439) and hits per game (1.78). Carroll is one of the toughest players to strike out, averaging one strikeout every 14.3 at-bats.

The last time Utah and Washington faced each other, it was for the Pac-12 Championship with the Utes winning two of the three games. The Huskies are 9-6 and ranked 25th in the latest Baseball America poll. Washington recently went 2-2 against Indiana State and 3-1 vs. Sacramento State.

Probable Starters Friday: Utah’s Jayson Rose (Jr./RHP) vs. Washington’s Chris Micheles (Fr./LHP) Saturday: Utah’s Riley Ottesen (So./RHP) vs. Washington’s Josh Burgmann (Fr./RHP) Sunday: Utah’s Josh Lapiana (Jr./LHP) vs. Washington TBD