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Utah Baseball Beat Arizona 7-4 Saturday

Many Utah wanted to see the Utes face off against the Wildcats on Saturday night which they did. Not on the hardwood, but on the baseball diamond. Utah coming off a game one loss in the three game series in Tucson, looked to take game two, which they did 7-4 in a contest that lasted nearly four hours.  Utah improves to 5-12, and evened the three game series at a game a piece.

Dalton Carroll earned the win as in six innings he gave up two runs on six hits atop the mound. He also had five strikeouts and four walks. Nolan Strouder came in for Carroll and pitched 1 1/3 innings, while Hunter Rodriguez pitched the final 1 2/3 innings.

Wyler Smith had Max Schuman each had three hits, and both made it home in the second inning thanks to a ground out by AJ young, and an RBI by Josh Rose. The teams each got a run in the third, in which Schuman's single got a runner home with the bases loaded. The Utes got three runs in the fifth, and all three runs were driven in by Schuman, including a two run home run. Arizona also got one run in the bottom of that inning. Both got a run in the seventh, and Arizona got a run in the eighth.

Dallas Carroll walked to first in the top of the ninth inning, stole second base which was his second steal of the night, but he found himself standing on second base as Rio Gomez, son of baseball great Pedro Gomez, pitched two strikeouts for the Wildcats to end Utah's at bat.

Rodriguez struck out one batter for the first out, a line drive was snagged Scaggari to get the second out of the inning, and with two runners on base, Rodriguez struck out the final batter to finish the game and earn the save.

The same two teams square off Sunday at 1:00 PM MDT in the final game of the series, before heading back to Salt Lake for their first home game of the season in a St Paddy's day clash with Utah Valley.