March 10, 2014
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- After its best offensive day of the season in a Sunday win, Utah Valley's bats were slowed by Cal State Northridge in a 7-1 loss on Monday afternoon. The Wolverines (4-12) now open at home this week after 16 straight road games to start the season.
UVU was also hurt by a five-run seventh inning for the Matadors (7-10) while being limited to four hits on the day in a complete game by John Salas, who moved to 2-0 with the win. Salas struck out seven with the only run, in the ninth inning, coming in unearned.
Mark Krueger had an RBI double in the ninth to avoid the shutout with Sean Moysh, Craig Brinkerhoff and Greyson Bogden also colleting hits for UVU. CSUN finished with 12 hits, with Nick Blaser going 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Northridge scored its five runs in the seventh on seven hits.
Devin Nelson pitched into the seventh inning and was saddled with the loss, dropping to 1-3. Nelson gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and struck out five in six innings. Eric Olguin pitched 1.1 hitless inning for the Wolverines.
Friday's home opener is also the WAC opener for the Wolverines. UVU will host North Dakota beginning Friday at 6 p.m. with games Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at noon.