The University of Washington baseball team beat Utah 21-17 in a slugfest at Smith’s Ballpark on Sunday, completing a sweep of their three-game Pac-12 series.
The two teams combined for 42 hits.
Utah had season highs for runs scored and hits (19). The Utes had four home runs, including two from Josh Rose. Max Schuman hit his first career homer for the Utes, while T.J. Bennett hit his second homer of the season.
In the eighth inning, Washington (32-11-1, 19-5) scored five runs on five hits to pull ahead 18-16. Although Rose would hit his second homer of the day in the bottom of the eighth inning to cut the UW lead to 18-17, the Huskies added three insurance runs in the ninth.
Utah reliever Nick Green (1-4) took the loss, giving up seven runs on eight hits in two innings.
The Utes (13-28, 3-18) lost their fourth straight game.
Bennett went 3-for-6 with four RBI for the Utes. Rose and Kody Davis also drove in four runs, going 2-for-5.
Utah Valley 4, New Mexico State 1 • In Las Cruces, N.M., UVU starter Andrew Freter allowed just four hits, all singles, in a complete-game effort as the Wolverines won the rubber match in a three-game WAC series. Sean Moysh doubled twice, Beau Kallas homered, and Greyson Bogden hit two-run double for the Wolverines (21-24, 13-8).
In Las Vegas, Utah Valley’s Mike Dart finished in fourth place in the individual standings, helping the Wolverines place third in the Western Athletic Conference Championship. Dart shot a 1-under 71 in the final round at Stallion Mountain Golf Club, finishing at even-par 216.
UVU’s J.T. Timmons (219) tied for ninth place.
New Mexico State’s Pat Beyhan (210) won, helping the Aggies (8-under 856) take the team title, followed by Idaho (866) and UVU (889).
Nevada 3, Utah State 0 • In Logan, the Aggies (18-32, 6-15 Mountain West) honored six seniors before their home finale, but had just four hits in the loss. Junior outfielder Haley Froton was 2-for-3 for USU.
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