Orem • Utah Valley University drove home three runs in the eighth to break a tie and earn a 6-3 victory over the University of Utah in Tuesday night’s baseball game at UCCU Ballpark.
Kade Poulsen started the eighth-inning rally for the Wolverines (10-30) with a leadoff double and later came around to score the go-ahead run on an RBI bloop-single from Kody Hall to give Utah Valley a 4-3 advantage. With two on and two outs, Ryan Eastburn then later plated a pair of insurance runs with a two-run double to left-center to extend UVU’s lead to 6-3.
UVU closer Jesse Schmit (4-5) threw 1 2/3 innings of shutout action to earn the win.
Jayden Kiernan got the start at catcher for Utah and came up big at the plate, going 2 for 3 with all three of the team’s RBIs.
Utah’s starter Dustin Schramm pitched 3 innings and gave up the one run that was unearned. In all, four pitchers threw for Utah and Nick Caviglia took the loss.
Utah and Utah Valley split the series this season as each team won on its home field.
Weber State 2, Utah 0 • The visiting Wildcats put runners on the corners with two outs in the third inning and Landi Hawker knocked them both in with a double.
Hailey Hilburn pitched six innings and suffered the tough-luck loss. Sydney Sandez threw the final inning in relief and Julia Noskin had a pair of hits for the home team.