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Utah baseball lost 10-5 vs Arizona Friday

The Utah Baseball team opened up their first of three games at Arizona Friday with a 10-5 loss to the Wildcats. The loss was the first match up versus a conference foe, and ended any of hopes of a winning streak that seemed to be in the works, as the Utes won their last two over Kansas in Lawrence last week.

It did not look good for the Utes early on as they fell behind in the second inning 4-0. After trailing, the Utes seemed to be on their way back in the game. A single by Cody Scaggari and a walk by Hunter Simmons found two Utes on base. Wyler Smith stepped up to the plate and a single up the middle sent Scaggari and Simmons to home plate. A RBI by Max Schuman drove Smith home. The three runs for the Utes cut the lead to 4-3.

The Wildcats got their fifth run in the fifth inning, and then got two more in the sixth to push their lead to 7-3. Schuman hit a solo home run in the seventh. It was his first home run of the season. The Wildcats got a run of their own in the seventh off a Utah error. Kody Davis scored for the Utes in the eighth on a balk, and that would finish of the scoring for Utah. Arizona finished off the Utes with two more runs in the eighth leading to a 10-5 defeat of the Utes.

Bret Helton pitched the first five innings for the Utes. While Dylan Drachler pitched nearly two innings, and Trenton Stoltz spent 1 1/3 innings atop the mound.