Wolverines make short trip to BYU Tuesday night

Willie Pratt

April 1, 2013

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The Last Meeting
Utah Valley14
May 1, 2012
Orem, Utah
Wolverines Top BYU to Extend Streak to 24
Utah Valley University slugged its way to a 14-11 win over BYU in front of a record 5,456 fans on Tuesday night at Brent Brown Ballpark. The win is the Wolverines' (31-11) 24th straight and is the longest current win streak in the nation. It also matches No. 2 Baylor for the longest win streak in NCAA Division I this season.

OREM, Utah -- After a week off, the Utah Valley University baseball team gets back on the field on Tuesday at in-state foe BYU. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. from Miller Park with the game airing live on BYU TV and on the internet at WolverineGreen.com.

The Wolverines (9-16) were swept at Cal State Northridge (March 22-24) in their last action while the Cougars (13-14) won two of three from Pepperdine in a West Coast Conference series in Provo.

Junior right-hander Devin Nelson (1-2, 3.52) will start for Utah Valley with BYU slated to start left-hander Mark Anderson (2-1, 6.75).

“BYU is a very good, well-coached team and it’s always fun to play in-state games,” said UVU head coach Eric Madsen. “Hopefully the week off has energized us as we’ve worked hard during practice to improve and iron out some wrinkles.”

BYU will be the fourth West Coast Conference opponent for UVU this season. The Wolverines are 5-3 against Gonzaga (1-1), Portland (2-1) and Saint Mary’s (2-1). The Cougars make the return trip to Orem on April 30.

Utah Valley opens the final season of Great West Conference play this weekend at NJIT in a four-game series that starts Friday.