BYU baseball falls to Utah, 5-4

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BYU pitcher Mark Anderson throws a pitch during a game last season. (Photo by Universe Photographer)
BYU pitcher Mark Anderson throws a pitch during a game last season. (Photo by Universe Photographer)

The BYU baseball team narrowly lost to the University of Utah 5-4 on Tuesday after the Utes tied the Cougars in the ninth inning, adding an extra inning to the game.

The Utes managed to score in the tenth inning and stopped the Cougars’ attempts to come back.

“It’s very frustrating,” BYU Coach Littlewood said. “We make decisions and sometimes it backfires.”

BYU currently ranks second in the nation for double plays and completed three against Utah Tuesday night. However, the Cougars had trouble bringing runners in scoring position across the home plate.

“We can’t give good teams chances like that,” Littlewood said. “They made us pay tonight. I knew they weren’t going to roll over.”

The Cougars begin league play again on Thursday hosting Pepperdine at Miller Park on BYU’s campus. Thursday and Friday’s games will be at 6 p.m. MDT. Saturday’s game will begin at 1 p.m.

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