The BYU baseball team held onto a 10-7 lead against UVU in Orem tonight.
“Any time we play an in-state team it makes for an interesting game, whether it be Utah or Utah Valley,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “We know how important those games are for in-state recruiting, as well as local bragging rights.”
The Cougars took a commanding lead in the eighth inning after they scored six runs from six different hitters. Two of those runs came from a UVU pitcher walking the Cougar at-bat, which resulted in a run with the bases loaded.
UVU rotated through five different pitchers during the inning to slow the Cougars down, but three of those five pitchers were taken out after one hitter.
UVU made a comeback in the bottom of the eighth and scored five runs after being down 9-2. A Cougar outfielder missed a pop-fly with the bases loaded, which brought in three Wolverines. BYU scored its 10th run in the next inning and held UVU to seven to secure the win.
The Cougars held a 3-0 lead until the bottom of the fifth, when UVU scored two runs. BYU had the chance to score more runs in the sixth. but with the bases loaded the Cougars couldn’t capitalize on the situation.