Pond allowed seven hits over six innings, striking out three. He earned the win to go to 1-0 on the year. Nick Green struck out two the seventh inning, while Josh Chapman did not allow a hit in his two innings pitched.
UC Davis starter Anthony Kupbens earned the loss, allowing six runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. Lynch and Paul Politi each had two hits for the Aggies.
Utah and UC Davis continue their four-game series on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT.
SOFTBALL: At Henderson, Nev., a thrilling comeback win over Indiana preceded a loss to DePaul as the BYU softball team finished the weekend at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic on Saturday.
Down 7-5 with one runner on and two outs in the bottom of the seventh and final inning, the Cougars stormed back after trailing the entire contest. Alexandra Hudson forced a walk on a full count and Krista Hicks was hit by a pitch to load the bases. JC Clayton drew another walk on a full count to bring in Stacie Toney and cut the lead to one.
With the bases still loaded, senior Jessica Dugas sent a sharp hit down the left field line where the diving Hoosier outfielder couldn't quite bring it in, scoring pinch runner Bailie Hicken and Hicks for the to complete the huge rally and get the win.
BYU trailed 2-1 after the first, 4-1 after the third, 5-4 after the fifth and 6-5 after the sixth before heading into the bottom of the seventh down by a pair.
Sophomore Carly Duckworth hit a 2-run home run in the fourth inning, also scoring freshman Megan Arnold who had reached on a single. Dugas added an RBI-single later in the inning.
Hannah Howell earned the win as the third BYU pitcher of the game, going 2.2 innings.
In the second game, BYU couldn't match DePaul's energy, falling 8-2.
Senior Delaney Willard hit a solo home run in the first inning after snapping a four-game home run streak against Indiana, giving her seven on the season and five in her last six games.
That was the only RBI for the Cougars on the game as DePaul outhit BYU, 12-4. Clayton led the Cougars with two hits.
BASEBALL: At Riverside, Calif., heroics in the ninth and 10th innings Saturday afternoon led to an 8-4 victory for BYU baseball over UC Riverside.
Cougar catcher Wes Guenther was on the receiving end of many of those plays as he lifted the Cougars to a 2-1 record in the extra-inning victory. The Kansas co-captain applied the ninth-inning tag at the plate on arelay from leftfielder Kelton Caldwell via shortstop Tanner Chauncey and he got the game-winning RBI in the four-run 10th with a two-out single to score Dillon Robinson.
That tag prevented the game-winning run from a would-be two-run single, which tied the game at four-all. Guenther, who had cramped up the day before, was on the receiving end of eight strikeouts thrown by BYU's three pitchers. While winning pitcher Marc Oslund struck out second batter in the 10th before a 4-6-3 double play ended the game, starter Adam Miller and reliever Desmond Poulson also recorded crucial strikeouts.
"I felt comfortable going into the ninth with a 4-1 lead," said BYU coach Vance Law. "The relay was an outstanding play. To knock down the winning run was huge.
"Our guys were gutsy in the top of the 10th because we had a time limit with no new inning starting after 3 p.m., in order to make our flight. It would have ended up a tie, but we got a clutch two-out base hit by Wes (Guenther) to give us the lead and by (Tanner) Chauncey with a two-run double that helped us out.
"Miller pitched well. He can be impressive and pitched himself out of a couple of jams."
Miller had a no hitter through four-plus innings until it was spoiled by Devon Bolasky's one-out single over shortstop. That was the lone hit surrendered by the flame-throwing sophomore who recently returned from a mission to Mexico.
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