BYU baseball plates 15 runs in exciting win over UVU
BYU baseball (6-12) hosted UVU (12-10) Tuesday, with the Cougars coming out on top 15-7 in Provo.
The Cougars earned their seventh win on the year, outscoring the Wolverines, 15-7, improving their home record to 4-1 on the year. This was the fourth game this season where BYU has scored 10 or more runs, adding more accolades to their proficient offense. UVU was handed their third loss in a row and have now lost to BYU 14 consecutive times.
The game saw four lead changes in the first five innings, as the teams traded blows. UVU opened the game’s scoring in the top of the first, but BYU was quick to answer. With two outs, Ryan Sepede smashed a 2-run RBI home run into left field, giving BYU the 2-1 advantage. UVU then scored four more runs to get back on top, the lead coming from Matthew Schwarz’s 2-run RBI double.
With the Wolverines sitting with a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the second inning, the Cougars began to claw their back. Freshman catcher Parker Goff scored his first collegiate run with a 2 run homer into center field, with himself and Chad Call scoring. Restarting the batting order, Ozzie Pratt would follow up right after with a homer of his own, tying the game, 5-5.
UVU broke the tie without delay in the third inning as Wolverine outfielder Nate Bach hit the fourth home run of the game. In what would be their last points of the game, this 2-run homer set the score at 7-5, UVU. In the bottom of the third inning, Safea Mauai grounded out to third base as Austin Deming scored.
BYU scored one more run in the fourth and fifth inning, retaking the lead at 8-7, while simultaneously holding UVU off the board. Peyton Cole (1-0) had a solid outing pitching for the Cougars, pitching 3.2 innings and tossing four strikeouts.
Both teams went without runs in the sixth and seventh innings, but BYU would dash almost any of their opponent’s hopes at retaking the lead as they scored six unanswered runs in the eighth inning. Jacob Wilk was first to score, knocking his fourth home run on the year. Safea Mauai then hit another RBI, scoring three runs as Ryan Sepede, Austin Deming, and Tate Gambill got to home plate. Jacob Wilk and Cooper vest would add onto the score, each with an RBI.
BYU held UVU scoreless for the sixth straight inning, ending the game 15-7.
- Safea Mauai: 1R, 1H, 4 RBI
- Austin Deming: 2R, 2H, 2 RBI
- Jacob Wilk: 2R, 2H, 2 RBI
- Ryan Sepede: 2R, 1H, 2 RBI
BYU will now get back into conference play, as they prepare for a three-game home series against Saint Mary’s. The series will be broadcasted on BYUtv and the BYUtv App, with the first game set for 8 ET on Thursday.