Baseball Sweeps Two vs. Southern Utah, 12-6 and 13-1

Billy Burgess

Feb. 26, 2010


Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score

ST. GEORGE, Utah -
Zane Gray tossed seven innings of two-hit baseball in the second game of a day/night doubleheader as Utah Valley rolled to a pair wins, 12-6 and 13-1, over Southern Utah on Friday.

The Wolverines (3-3) have won three straight over the T-Birds (0-7), scoring 46 runs so far in the series and will aim for their first-ever four-game series sweep on Saturday at 1 p.m. MT at Pine View High School.

"When our approach on offense is good we're pretty tough," said UVU head coach Eric Madsen. "Zane threw outstanding. He threw the ball down and pounded the strike zone and that was the key."

Gray didn't allow an earned run while striking out seven to earn his first win in a game played at Bruce Hurst Field at Dixie State College. He also held the T-Birds hitless until an infield single in the fifth inning.

Brock Sargent threw a perfect eighth in his first appearance after off-season elbow surgery.

Billy Burgess was 4-for-4 including a three-run home run and drove in four runs in the nightcap. Burgess is 9-for-14 (.643) with four doubles a home run and 13 RBI through three games in the series.

Sage Thorpe is an eye-popping 8-for-11 (.727) in the series after going 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

Burgess' home run came in the seventh inning and gave Utah Valley a 7-1 lead. The Wolverines added three more runs in both the eighth and ninth with Jason Zundel driving home a pair with a base hit and Chris Benson tripling home Austin Heaps.



In the first game of the day, played at Pine View High School, Southern Utah took an early 1-0 lead before a four-run second inning by Utah Valley. Four different players drove in runs in the inning.

The Wolverines led 8-6 in the seventh when Heaps singled home Benson, who was 4-for-4 in the game with two doubles.

In the eighth, Burgess delivered a three-run bases-loaded double to give UVU a six-run cushion. Thorpe finished 4-for-5 in the win and is batting .632 so far this season.