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College roundup: Utes upset No. 4 Arizona on diamond

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Published: Friday, April 6 2012 10:33 p.m. MDT

In the third, three UND errors contributed in large part to the big inning. The first four runs that scored all came in on defensive miscues before Jake Rickenbach and Billy Burgess both doubled home two runs later in the inning.

In the fourth, Kallunki's grand slam — his third home run in the last four games — gave Utah Valley a 17-4 lead as part of the seven-run frame. Willie Pratt also had an RBI double in the inning and Burgess an RBI single.

Utah Valley finished with a rare linescore, getting 20 runs on 11 hits. The three-error third contributed, as did 11 walks and two hit batters by the Fighting Sioux pitching staff.

Sean Moysh, Burgess, Heaps and Kallunki each had two-hit days with Moysh and Burgess both scoring four runs each. Burgess and Rickenbach both drove in three runs for UVU.

The series will conclude on Saturday with a doubleheader scheduled for 1 p.m.

NO. 18 SLCC 9-8, SOUTHERN NEVADA 3-6: At Taylorsville, Braden Anderson was a perfect 4 for 4 with three triples and a double in Game 1 for the Bruins (25-5, 16-3). Steven Adam was 2 for 3 with three runs batted in and Kennedy Kinkade blasted a two run home run. Chris Conran got the win throwing two shutout innings.

AJ Carman struck out seven batters over 61/3 innings of work to get the Game 2 win while Tyson Popoff knocked a three run homerun. Dalton Gust was 1 for 3 with two RBIs.

Softball

FRESNO STATE 4, UTAH STATE 0: At Fresno, Calif., Utah State (11-23, 2-5 WAC) starting pitcher Mandy Harmon battled hard to keep her team within striking distance in Fridays matchup against Western Athletic Conference foe Fresno State. The Bulldogs' early offense was too much for USU to overcome and would fall, 4-0, in the opening game of its weekend series.

WEBER STATE 5, SEATTLE 4: At Ogden, sophomore shortstop Brooke Silva, the reigning divisional player of the week, hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning after the Wildcats (14-20, 3-2 PCSC) let a 4-1 lead slip away.

Silva finished the day 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI, while senior third baseman Lyndsey Minnich went 3-for-3 with a solo shot home run, her 14th of the season, in the third inning.

Weber State took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when freshman catcher Janel Cunningham hit a deep two-run shot over the centerfield fence.

The Wildcats made it 3-1 on Minnich's solo shot and then went ahead 4-1 in the fifth inning after Silva hit an RBI double to right field that scored Minnich.

Seattle (3-2 PCSC, 10-18 overall) rallied when Bubba Morrow hit a three RBI double down the left field line to knot the game at 4-4 with just one out. Weber State got the next two batters out to set the stage for Silva's seventh-inning heroics.

Second baseman Symbree Minniear walked, Minnich was hit by a pitch and Cunningham singled to load the bases with no outs, with Silvia dropping a game-winning hit between centerfield and second base.

The start of Friday's game was delayed by 90 minutes due to a snowstorm that hit the Ogden area early Friday morning. The second game of the day was suspended due to darkness at the end of the first inning, and will be completed on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Games 3 and 4 of the series are set for 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. at Wildcat Softball Field.

Saturday's game is also Weber State's annual Swing for Life game in support of breast cancer awareness, and fans are encouraged to wear pink to the games.

SUU 3-3, IUPUI 1-1: At Indianapolis, Southern Utah University softball swept the IUPUI Jaguars on Friday afternoon, taking both games 3-1 and 3-1. The victories move the Thunderbirds to 10-4 in Summit League play and 22-16 overall.

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