It’s been a challenging season thus far for the Utah baseball team, as they sit at 12-15 on the season. They’ve played rather well the last couple of series by taking two of three from Oregon in Salt Lake, and now they’ve lost back-to-back game to No. 1 Oregon State by a score of 4-5 each game in Corvallis. The most recent on Saturday was a 16 inning affair, where Utah was looking to snap OSU’s 22 game win streak, but a rally in the bottom of the 16th pushed the Beavers over the top for the win.
Utah actually took the lead in the top of the 16th off of a Dallas Carroll two out home run, and it looked like Utah may score the major upset. However, in the bottom of the inning the Beavers ended that idea with a bunt single before an RBI triple re-tied the game at 4-4. After an intentional walk to load the bases, a sacrifice fly sent in the game-winning run.
It was a back-and-forth game throughout. Utah was trailing going into the 9th by a score of 3-2, but after a pair of singles from DaShawn Keirsey Jr and Carroll, Oliver Dunn scored on a wild pitch with two outs to extend the game. After that, it was the marathon to 16 innings.
Utah will end the series this afternoon and will return home to take on Cal next week.