Arizona State was led at the plate by three hits and three RBI from Trever Allen. Andrew Aplin went 2-for-3 with two walks and four RBIs. On the mound, Trevor Williams pitched eight innings, allowing one run on four hits with nine strikeouts in the victory.
Utah and Arizona State play game three of the series on Sunday, May 6, at 12:30 p.m. MST.
BYU BASEBALL: At Provo, No. 19 San Diego swept the series with the BYU baseball team after a 12-6 victory.
"I don't know how they (San Diego) have lost 11 games," said BYU head coach Vance Law. "They played outstanding today and I was extremely impressed. Our guys battled today though for sure, I've got no complaints about my guys and their performance. Whenever we scored today San Diego responded with big innings and took the momentum right back into its favor."
The Toreros strengthened their first-place standing in the West Coast Conference with the wins.
Dillon Robinson led BYU (18-21, 7-8) with four RBIs as the Toreros (36-11, 13-5) took every advantage in the final game of the series.
A passed ball, a wild pitch allowed and a Cougar error allowed San Diego to get runners on base, in scoring position and take a 3-0 lead through the top of the second inning. The Toreros tagged Miller for a pair of unearned runs.
Jaycob Brugman got his first hit of the series, a single, in the second and a wild pitch got him to second base. An RBI single from Brock Whitney brought home Brugman to put BYU on the board, 3-1.
Reliever Mason Marshall took the mound for BYU, earlier than normal, and struck out All-American Torero Kris Bryant to start fourth-inning action. San Diego's Corey LeVier responded with a two-RBI single to take a 5-1 lead as the Toreros were able to figure out the crafty right hander.
Brugman scored on Robinson's sac-fly in the sixth after keeping the Toreros scoreless to make the margin 6-2.
Making up for no runs in the sixth, San Diego scored three off three RBIs in the seventh.
The Toreros generated their third sac-fly of the game for another run in the eighth to take a 10-2 lead. A.J. Robinson then doubled to advance teammate Dillon Haupt to third, but he was stranded after BYU pitcher Daniel Welch struck out Andrew Daniel.
Michael Wagner took the mound in the eighth inning for San Diego, to finish out the game, with 19 saves on the year. BYU's Jarvis, Brugman and Whitney hit three consecutive singles to load the bases when Dillon Robinson came to the plate. Robinson worked the count to two-and-two before his triple cleared the loaded bases to bring the score to 10-5. Adam Law's sac-fly scored Robinson to close the gap, 10-6.
An RBI single from Bryan Haar scored teammate Bryant and, after the next pitch, Haar stole second before Joe's line drive scored him and gave San Diego the 12-6 lead.
San Diego's Wagner struck out three BYU players to finish the ninth inning.
SUU BASEBALL: At Fargo, N.D., after a slow offensive start in a 4-1 defeat in the opening game at North Dakota State, Southern Utah (14-28, 8-6 Summit League) bounced back in the second contest of the day behind a pair of home runs for Brad Royer and Bo Cuthbertson to take a 4-2 win against the league-leading Bison.
The Thunderbirds were only able to come up with two hits in the first matchup as NDSU starter David Ernst (4-0) allowed just five total base runners while working through seven innings. Bison reliever Kyle Kingsley then tossed a perfect final two frames to pick up his fourth save of the season.
Southern Utah fell behind early in the contest after North Dakota State (35-12, 11-4) plated three runs in the first three innings. Max Casper and Nick Anderson each drove in score to help the home team jump out to a 3-0 advantage.
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