Around the Hill: Weekend Round Up in Utah Sports

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Softball and baseball had eventful weekends, plus a former Utah star makes his debut in the big leagues.

Utah Softball Earns Sweep

For the first time as member of the Pac-12 conference, Utah softball swept a conference opponent. Utah beat Cal 5-2 Saturday, to cap off the series against the Bears. Sammy Cordova recorded the second complete game of her career, as she allowed two earned runs, six hits, three strikeouts, and two walks.

Baseball loses shootout

Not your typical baseball score, but Utah dropped a game Sunday to 7th ranked Washington, 21-17. Utah actually trailed at one point 10-1, before rallying back to take a three run lead. Utah had a seven-run fourth inning and a three-run fifth inning to storm back into the contest.

Cron has big debut with the Angels

Former Ute All-American, CJ Cron made his debut in the big leagues on Saturday. He was called up from the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees to bat 5th in the order as designated hitter. Cron made all of Ute nation happy as we went 3-for-5 on the night with two RBI and a double.

Utah tennis coach calls it a career

F.D. Robbins, Utah's tennis coach, announced that he will be retiring from the position of Utah men's tennis coach. Robbins had coached the Utes for 28-years. During his time on the hill, which started in 1987, Robbins tallied a 364-345 career record. Utah made it to five NCAA tournaments, in 1987, 1989, 1990, 1996 and 1997. He also lead the Utes to four conference titles (1987, 1989, 1990 WAC, and 2008 Mountain West). He was named WAC Coach of the Year in 1989 and 1990. Utah has won a first-round match in the Pac-12 Tournament all three seasons to date.

Quick Pac-12 Update

Oregon Spring Game

The Ducks took the field Saturday for their Spring Game. While Marcus Marriota was his usual sharp self, the rest of the game was a sloppy affair. It seems special teams, a usual Duck strength, had some issues. Here is what Addicted to Quack had to say about that group:

Special teams was a train wreck. An assortment of fumbles and penalties marred the third unit's production. This is where Oregon is really going to miss Bralon Addison. His ability to turn nothing into something was unparalleled.

Oregon State Also Held Spring Game

The Beavers also wrapped up their spring this past Saturday in Corvallis. Sean Mannion showed his normal strong arm, but the questions remain offensively on the wide receivers, and who is going to fill the shoes of departed Brandon Cooks. Oregon State seems to be in a situation Utah fans are familiar with at quarterback. They have a legit starter in Mannion, but who is the number two? Here is what the guys at Building the Dam said on the situation:

One of the big questions this spring is who will back up Mannion, in the event of a disaster, and take over next year.

Make no mistake, if something does happen to Mannion, it will be a disaster.

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