The Utah baseball team looked like it might stay winless in Pac-12 play Friday afternoon at Smith’s Ballpark as it trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the eighth.
But senior first baseman TJ Bennett’s grand slam propelled his team to a 7-3 win as the Utes improved to 1-9 in conference play, 10-17 overall.
Utah started the eighth with a Braden Anderson double. Cody Scaggari was hit by a pitch, and Kody Davis moved the runners into scoring position with a sac bunt. After an intentional walk, Bennett blasted the Utes’ first home run of the season.
BYU 9, Pacific 3 • CJ Latham and Brock Whitney each hit a home run to propel the Cougars over the Tigers in West Coast Conference play.
Dillon Robinson went 4-for-4 with three RBIs for the Cougars (12-20, 4-7), who beat Pacific 10-1 on Thursday.
Utah 8, Oregon State 2 • Kate Dickman had three hits and drove in two runs to help the Utes defeat the Beavers in the opening game of a three-game home series in Pac-12 play.
Sammy Cordova struck out four over seven innings to improve to 5-2 for the Utes (13-15, 2-7 Pac-12).
San Diego 4, BYU 0 • Cassidy Coleman struck out 13 and walked just two in a no-hitter against the Cougars in both teams’ West Coast Conference opener.
McKenna Bull allowed four runs on five hits in three innings for BYU (14-20, 0-1).
San Jose St. 9, USU 0 • The Aggies had their first home loss of the season Friday in Logan as they managed just two singles against the Spartans in a six-inning contest.
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