BYU Baseball moves to 11-1 with win over UVU

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Shortstop Hayden Nielsen gets a base hit in the game against UVU. (Natalie Stoker)

The BYU baseball team beat Utah Valley University 6-1 in their first home game of the season on Tuesday night.

The team extended their record-setting start to 11-1.

“This was a good team win,” shortstop Hayden Nielsen said. “All 11 wins have been team wins. It comes from pitching, hitting, defense, we just put it all together and find a way to win.”

The Cougars scored two runs in the first inning and four in the fourth. Center fielder Brennon Lund, second baseman Brennon Anderson and left fielder Eric Urry each had an RBI, while Nielsen went 2-5 with 2 RBIs in the win.

“It’s always a different guy in this lineup,” said head coach Mike Littlewood. “We didn’t hit too many balls hard into the gaps tonight, we were kinda punching singles through and that’s another way to score. We have to be able to do that.”

The game featured seven Cougar pitchers all pitching two innings or less. The combination of pitchers gave up zero earned runs. The Wolverines only run came off of a throwing error.

“Overall, happy with the win for sure,” Littlewood said.

The Cougars will continue their home stand on Thursday, March 10 as they face Niagara University in a four-game series.

 

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