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Utah Baseball Drops Game Two to Sac State 10-3

Utah head baseball coach Bill Kinneberg has his team off to a 1-1 start on the season.
Utah head baseball coach Bill Kinneberg has his team off to a 1-1 start on the season.
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The Utah Baseball team didn't have quite the same output, in game 2 of their series with Sacramento State, as they did game one. The Hornets beat the Utes in convincing fashion 10-3, scoring five runs in the first four innings, and five runs in the fifth inning.

Brock Duke pitched his first game in almost two season recovering from Tommy John surgery. Duke put in four innings allowing five runs, six hits, and had three strikeouts. Starting pitcher for the Hornets Sam Long held the Utes scoreless in his five innings. "I had some butterflies initially, with it being my first start of the year," Long said. "Once I got my change-up established, it settled me down, and I was able to takeoff from there."

Dallas Carroll drove in two of Utah's three runs to cut into the lead, the last coming in the eighth inning, but that is as close as the Utes could get.

Connor Caspersen, Andre Jackson, Kellen Marruffo, Trenton Stoltz, Cole Taylor, and Tanner Thomas all saw their first action for the Utes

The Utes and the Hornets square off in game three today at 2:00 p.m. MST.