March 23, 2013
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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Utah Valley University lost a pair of one-run contests in both ends of a doubleheader at Cal State Northridge on Saturday. The Wolverines fell 4-3 in game one and 5-4 in game two.
C.J Harrison, in his first action as a Wolverine, picked up his first hit and first RBI in the eighth inning of game two, tying the game at 4-4. The Matadors (9-12) answered though, with Kyle Ferramola hitting his second home run of the game in the bottom of the eighth to lift CSUN to the win.
Josh Goossen-Brown then pitched around hits by Kade Andrus and Beau Kallas in the ninth to pick up his second save of the day for Northridge.
Mark Krueger had three hits (two singles and one double) in the second game for the Wolverines and Jordy Hart had a pair of singles.
UVU trailed 2-0 in the fourth and had two outs and nobody on before three straight hits produced the first run of the game. Colby Croft and Krueger singled and Willie Pratt doubled home a run to make it 2-1.
Utah Valley tied it in the fifth after Greyson Bogden was hit by a pitch and moved to third on a Hart single. Bogden then came in to score on a sac-fly by Andrus.
Cal State Northridge got a triple from Ryan Raslowsky to lead off the fifth before an RBI base hit by Kyle Attl put the Matadors back in front. Ferramola's first home run of the game, in the sixth, gave CSUN a 4-2 lead.
The Wolverines rallied in the eighth; walks to Krueger and Pratt started the rally and a passed ball moved both runners into scoring position. Riley White's
grounder brought home Krueger and Harrison delivered the RBI single back up the middle to tie the game at 4-4 before Ferramola's game-winner.
Braden Poole (1-2) took the loss while DJ Milam (1-0) got the win for Cal State Northridge.
In game one, UVU trailed 4-0 entering the sixth of the seven-inning contest but were able to scratch three run on the board. Taking advantage of three walks and an error in the frame, the Wolverines got RBIs from Krueger, on a bases-loaded walk, and a fielder's choice off the bat of Willie Pratt.
The Wolverines got the tying run on in the seventh but Goossen-Brown pitched around an error to earn the save. Calvin Copping (2-2) got the win with Adam Gunn (2-4) going the distance for Utah Valley but taking the loss. Gunn struck out six and allowed three earned runs (four total) on six hits.
Utah Valley was limited to just three hits in the first game, two coming from Kai Hatch.
Chester Pak's two-out, two-run single in the third proved to be the difference-maker for the Matadors who can go for a four-game sweep on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT/2 p.m. MT.