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Campus briefs: Recent Utah college results in baseball, softball, track and golf

Published: Saturday, April 28 2012 11:51 p.m. MDT

BYU had the game-tying run on base in the seventh when Caldwell and Wolfe led off with consecutive singles. In the eighth, the Cougars had the game-tying run at the plate after a Dons' double play earlier in the frame.

UVU BASEBALL: At Orem, Utah Valley University pushed its win streak to 23 games in completing a four-game sweep of NJIT with an 11-7 victory. The Wolverines (30-11, 16-0 GWC) clinched their third straight 30-win season.

Jake Rickenbach extended his hit streak to 24 games to match Chris Benson's school record and Billy Burgess went 4-for-6 with three doubles on a 16-hit day for UVU.

"It kind of seemed like we went through the motions a little today and that was disappointing," said UVU head coach Eric Madsen. "We did get off to a good start though and one thing we did well this weekend was when they scored, we answered."

The Highlanders (17-19, 9-7) scored five runs over their final two at-bats to close the gap but Justin Campbell came in with the bases loaded in the ninth and finished off the game to record his first save. Campbell, who has missed most of the season due to injury, made two appearances during the series and retired all six batters he faced.

In the second, Kai Hatch led off with a double and came in to score on a base hit by Alex Exon. Exon later scored in the inning when Rickenbach doubled with two outs.

Goose Kallunki, who began the day first in the country in runs batted, upped his total to 60 with a single in the third to drive home Burgess, who doubled to lead off the frame.

NJIT committed five errors on the day, four of which came in a decisive fourth inning that netted the Wolverines five runs. UVU walked three times in the inning and had three others reach on an error. Austin Heaps, Hatch and Exon each had RBIs in the fourth.

Burgess doubled for the second time in the fifth and scored on a base hit by Heaps. His third double came in the eighth and brought home Sean Moysh, who also had an RBI when he reached on a fielder's choice that plated Willie Pratt.

Heaps and Exon both finished with two RBIs with six of the nine Wolverine starters having multi-hit days. For NJIT, Mike Rampone had two hits including a home run.

Up next, Utah Valley will host BYU on Tuesday night with first pitch set for 6 p.m. before getting back into GWC play with a four-game set at Houston Baptist starting Friday, May 4.

DIXIE STATE BASEBALL: At St. George, Bryce Anderson tossed a two-hit complete game in a 10-0 shutout of Grand Canyon, striking out three, and carrying a no-hit big into the seventh inning. The 119-pitch outing dropped his ERA nearly a full point to 3.35 (from 4.17 before the game).

The Red Storm (29-17, 25-15) locked up second place in the PacWest with the win.

Anderson got all the offensive support he needed from DSC bats in the second inning. The Red Storm scored seven runs on four hits. Yuto Kata singled up the middle to begin the rally. Jordan Hanley notched an RBI being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Garrett Nash lined a two-run double, Cedric Johnson dealt a bases loaded walk and two more runs scored on a sharp single by Mitch Manning.

Anderson cruised thorough themiddle of the game. He retired 15 batters in a row from the end of the second inning until P.J. Garcia singled in the seventh.

Nash went 3 for 6 on the afternoon, adding an RBI in the Storm's two-run fifth frame. Manning also had three hits while Johnson brought home two.

Dixie State pounded out a series-high 13 hits against a quintet of GCU pitchers. Starting pitcher Coltin White took the loss allowing seven runs over 11/3 innings.

The Red Storm opens its finalregular-season series Friday at 7 p.m. against Cal State Los Angeles in non-conference action.

SLCC BASEBALL: At Price, the 5th-ranked Bruins (38-6, 29-4) completed a four-game sweep over Eastern Utah, winning 11-2 and 11-1.

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