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Carroll's Complete Game Leads Utes over Kansas 5-1

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Utah pitcher Dalton Carroll kicks and fires on his way to a complete game 5-1 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks.
Utah pitcher Dalton Carroll kicks and fires on his way to a complete game 5-1 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks.
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Dalton Carroll threw a complete game, and AJ Young and Cody Scaggari added the run support with a solo jack and a three-run shot, respectively, as the Utah baseball team defeated Kansas, 5-1, on Saturday afternoon.

Dalton Carroll dueled with Kansas' Sean Rackowski through the first six innings. Carroll allowed no hits through the first five innings. He surrendered six hits and just one unearned run, striking out three. Carroll threw just 91 pitches. He raises his record to 2-2 with the win.

"Dalton really commanded the fastball down in the zone today," Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg said. "It was a great performance by him."

Neither team had a base runner until Kody Davis beat out a bunt single to lead off the fourth inning.

After Kansas took a 1-0 lead in the fifth with an unearned run following a leadoff single and an error following a two-out single, AJ Young quickly tied the game at 1-1 in the sixth with a leadoff solo home run.Utah took a 2-1 lead in the seventh. Dallas Carroll led off the seventh inning with a walk. Following a pitching change, the Utes greeted the new pitcher with back-to-back singles from Wyler Smith and Max Schuman to send a run home. Kansas got two ground outs to end the threat with the Utes leaving two runners on base.

In the eighth inning after Josh Rose doubled and Davis beat out his third bunt single of the day, Scaggari hit his second home run of the year to give Utah a 5-1 lead.

Davis was 3-for-5 at the plate while Smith went 2-for-4.

"We had two big hits, with AJ and the clincher was the three-run homer from Cody, which came at the right time," Kinneberg said. "We have to continue to put more than one run on the board."