Carroll Homers in Utah Baseball's 4-1 Loss to Washington

Published on March 19, 2017 at 07:29PM

SEATTLE – The Utah baseball team struggled with missed opportunities as the Utes dropped game three of the series against Washington, 4-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Utah (9-8, 0-3 Pac-12) stranded 11 runners on base throughout the game after out-hitting the Huskies, 8-6.

Utah’s lone run of the game came in the fourth inning after a solo home run off the bat of Dallas Carroll. Carroll and DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., were both 2-for-5 on the day.

Josh Lapiana pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs, all unearned, with six strikeouts and one walk. He falls to 1-3 with the loss. Jacob Rebar and Trenton Stoltz each threw 2/3 of an inning.

Keirsey led off the game with a single and Oliver Dunn walked to put two runners on but the Utes were unable to capitalize. In the fourth, Carroll launched his second home run of the year over the left field fence. Josh Rose followed with a double and Wade Gulden was intentionally walked while Chandler Anderson also walked to load the bases before a strikeout got the Huskies out of the inning.

Utah again loaded the bases in the fifth following a pair of hits and a walk before a pop up ended the inning. The Utes also left two runners on base in the seventh with Dunn hit by a pitch and a double off the bat of Carroll before Washington got a ground out to get out of the inning.

The Huskies took the lead with three runs in the seventh. A leadoff single put a runner on and although the Utes got the next two outs, a run scored on a fielding error and the next batter hit a two-run home run. Washington added to its lead in the eighth as two walks and an RBI single scored a run.

The Utes rallied in the ninth with pinch-hitter Max Schuman hitting a one-out double and Dunn walked with two outs to put two runners on before a ground out ended the game.

Utah returns home for a midweek game against Utah Valley on Wednesday, March 22, at 6:00 p.m. MT.