March 10, 2012
CEDAR CITY, Utah - Five different pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout as Utah Valley University completed a three-game sweep of Southern Utah University with a 10-0 win on Saturday afternoon.
Josh Swenson and Jeff Barto each threw three innings and were succeeded, in order, by Chris Kerns, Ryan Chadwick and Taylor Mangum. The five surrendered just two singles and five total base runners on the day.
Sean Moysh went 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs while Jake Rickenbach had two hits and two RBIs. Goose Kallunki and Willie Pratt also had two-hit days with Austin Heaps and Kai Hatch each driving in two runs.
Rickenbach singled in the third to bring home Cole Butcher for the first run of the game in the top of the second and UVU added three more in the third to take a 4-0 lead. Heaps had an RBI double in the third.
The Wolverines broke it open with a four-run eighth. Four different players each drove home a run including Hatch's second sacrifice fly of the contest.
Barto got the win for his first decision as a Wolverine. Joe Karlik took the loss and dropped to 0-2 on the year.
Utah Valley will have a full slate of games next week with a two-game, midweek series at No. 11 Arizona State starting Tuesday, before a weekend series in Northern California at Saint Mary's beginning Friday.