Utah Baseball Opens Series vs. No. 17 UCLA with 16-3 Loss

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – Three hits from Wade Gulden highlighted the Utah baseball team’s Pac-12 series-opening loss to 17th-ranked UCLA, 16-3.Gulden led Utah at the plate with three of Utah’s seven hits (3-for-4). Davis Delorefice and Matt Richardson both drove in runs.Josh Tedeschi pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing eight runs on five hits with four walks and two strikeouts in the loss. Kyle Robeniol, making his first appearance since early March, pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Spencer Kevin Johnson and Spencer Johnson made brief appearances while Austin Moore threw the final 2 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits. The Ute pitchers struggled with control, allowing 12 walks on the night.Utah took an early first-inning lead as DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., led off the inning with a single to extend his hitting streak to 18 games. He eventually scored on a wild pitch.UCLA got on the board with a run in the third, took the lead with two runs in the fourth and broke the game open with a five-run fifth inning for an 8-1 lead.Utah also scored a run in the sixth inning. Dunn led off the inning with a single and scored on an RBI triple by Delorefice.UCLA continued to add to its lead with five runs in the seventh and three in the ninth.The Utes added a run in the ninth after hits by Gulden and Richardson.Utah and UCLA get back at it in game two of the series on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 1:00 p.m. MT. April 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Opens Series vs. No. 17 UCLA with 16-3 Loss Written by Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes Robert Lovelllast_img

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