BYU baseball beats crosstown rival Utah Valley 8-3

Keaton Kringlen watches a ball he put in play. Kringlen drove in a run against UVU on Tuesday night. (BYU Photo)

The BYU baseball team has won four straight games after dismantling crosstown rival Utah Valley University 8-3 Tuesday night in Orem.

The offense got going early and sophomore pitcher Jordan Wood kept the Wolverines off the board for the first five innings of the games to help the Cougars come away with the victory.

In the first inning Tanner Chauncey singled in Brennon Anderson for the first score of the game, then Chauncey scored off of a sacrifice fly from Daniel Schneemann.

After Colton Shaver and Kyle Dean hit consecutive singles to start the second inning, freshman David Clawson blasted a homer to right field and Keaton Kringlen knocked in his 34th RBI of the season scoring Anderson and the Cougars took a commanding 6-0 lead after two frames.

Neither team was able to score again until UVU scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, but reliever Bo Burrup was able to strikeout Kade Poulsen of UVU to end the inning.

Tanner Chauncey was a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate on the evening and the Cougar offense outhit the Wolverines 12-8.

BYU gets back to WCC play against Pepperdine at home Thursday night at 6:00 p.m.

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