April 6, 2009
OREM, Utah - Utah Valley freshman Kirk Doxey was named the Great West Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. On Tuesday, the Wolverines (9-21) host Utah at 6 p.m. at Brent Brown Ballpark. Live audio of the game can be heard at WolverineGreen.com.
Doxey was eight-for-18 on the week with five home runs, 10 RBI, seven runs scored and a slugging percentage of an outstanding 1.444. The outfielder became first UVU player with three home runs in a game and tied school record with six batted in Saturday's loss to the Air Force Academy. He also had a HR, double and triple and three RBI in the Wolverines' 12-10 win over Air Force earlier in the weekend series.
The Wolverines split an offensive-filled four-game series with Air Force over the weekend. UVU won the first two, 13-7 and 12-10, before the Falcons won the final two, 22-21 and 18-14.
The teams combined for 117 runs, 146 hits and 26 home runs on the weekend. As a team, Utah Valley increased its batting average 29 points.
Kevin Arendse was 11-for-16 (.688) in the series with 12 runs batted in while Billy Burgess homered three times and batted .600 (6-for-10) in the series. Jace Brinkerhoff was 12-for-21 (.571) upping his team-leading average to .431 and Brandon Hill was 6-for-11 (.545) and had a .706 on-base percentage.
Tuesday's contest will be the second of three meetings between UVU and Utah (13-14) and the second in a week in Orem. The Utes used a six-run seventh inning last Tuesday to defeat the Wolverines 9-6. The teams will also face off on April 28 in Orem on Senior Day in the Wolverines' final home game of the year.
is the scheduled starter for Utah Valley with Bryn Card set to go for Utah.
This weekend's four-game series at Sacramento State has been changed. The series was originally scheduled to be four games over three days (Friday-Sunday). The teams are now scheduled to play doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday, beginning at 12:30 p.m. MT.