In the eighth inning USF benefited from an inning-ending double play when Austin Hall struck out as Jaycob Brugman was stealing second base. Brugman was ruled out because of batter interference.
The stalemate ended in the ninth when BYU's Kelton Caldwell fisted a one-out double to left field off USF relieving ace Elliott Waterman (3-1). Caldwell moved up to third on an errant pickoff move and scored the winning run on Brock Whitney's sacrifice fly.
That paved the way for Mason Marshall to get his eighth save of the season in the ninth, retiring the Dons in order thanks to a 6-4-3 double play.
The rubber match of the three-game series between the Dons and Cougars is Saturday afternoon.
Price — The 5th ranked SLCC Baseball team scattered 26 hits over 10 innings of play as the dismantled Eastern Utah pitching in two five inning wins.. The Bruins won game one 17-1 and game two 14-0. The two wins puts #5 SLCC's record at 36-6 overall and 27-4 in conference play.
Six Bruins finished game one with multiple hits led by Kennedy Kinkade going 2 for 3 with a home run and a double. Steven Adam went 2 for 3 with a double. Tanner Banks and Brennen Flaherty combined to get the win allowing one earned run.
Ruddy Acosta and Bronson Anderson combined in the game two win with seven strikeouts over five innings of work. Adam was 2 for 4 with two doubles and four runs driven in and Tyson Popoff was 2 for 3 with a double and triple. Dalton Gust was 3 for 3 with three RBI and a double.
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