Feb. 19, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. - Utah Valley University came up on the short end of a 14-inning marathon, 8-7, to Arizona on Tuesday night at Hi CorbettField. The 14 innings matches a UVU school record for innings played and lasted five hours and five minutes, longer than any other game in the program's Division I era.
The Wolverines (1-3) built a 6-0 lead after two innings, but the Wildcats (3-1) chipped away with two in the fifth and three in the sixth.
UVU added one run in the seventh to lead 7-5, but Arizona plated a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie it. It stayedtied until Tyler Krause delivered a pinch-hit, game-winning double in the 14th, scoring Scott Kingery for the walk-off win.
The Wolverines scored twice in the first, getting RBI singles from Sean Moysh and Mark Krueger. UVU pushed four more runs across the plate in the second to take a 6-0 lead after two.
In the second, Jackson Kunz got his first collegiate hit and later scored on a Greyson Bogden single to give UVU a 3-0 advantage. Moysh hit a sacrifice fly to left that scored Palmer Page to make it 4-0 and Craig Brinkerhoff tripled home two runs with a fly ball to the wall in right-center of the early six-run advantage.
Arizona used nine pitchers on the night with Utah Valley sending six different pitchers to the mound. Morgan Earmon pitched 2.0 innings to get his first win while Braden Poole lasted 4.1 innings and took the loss. Kyle Valgardson pitched 3.0 scoreless frames for UVU.
Ryan Evans started his first career game for UVU and pitched 5.0 solid innings. He retired the first 12 hitters before the Wildcats broke through with two runs on three hits in the fifth. Arizona starter Matthew Troupe was charged with six runs on eight hits in just 1.2 innings but neither starter would factor into the decision.
The two-game series will finish up on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Andrew Freter will get the start for Utah Valley with left-hander Tyler Crawford getting the nod for the Wildcats.