Campus briefs

Published: Sunday, May 13 2012 4:17 a.m. MDT

In game two, three different players homered for Utah Valley behind the gem from Olson. Alex Exon hit a two-run shot in the second inning before Sean Moysh's solo homer and a two-run blast from Austin Heaps anchored a five-run third.

Olson was perfect into the fifth inning before a one-out double by Grazziani became the first hit and base runner of the game for the Bears.

UVU tacked on two more runs in the sixth to lead 9-0 before Heaps doubled home Moysh in the eighth to push the lead to 10-0.

Olson worked through a leadoff walk and an infield single in the eighth, striking out the side to end the game in eight via the 10-run rule. The shutout is the team's second of the series and seventh of the season. It's also the second time an individual UVU starter has shut out an opposing team this season.

The series concludes Sunday with a 10 a.m. MT first pitch.

Utah Baseball

At Salt Lake City, a two-out, two-RBI single from Jo Jo Sharrar lifted the Utah baseball team to a 4-3 extra-inning win over Oregon State.

Oregon State broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the 11th inning with a two-out RBI single from Max Gordon, scoring pinch-runner Ryan Dettman. Although OSU would load the bases, reliever Nick Green got Michael Conforto to strike out and end the inning.

In the bottom of the 11th, Tyler Relf and Parker Morin hit back-to-back singles to start off the inning. Both moved over on a sacrifice bunt from Shaun Cooper. Trey Nielsen was intentionally walked to load the bases before Sharrar hit a single through the right side that just got past diving second baseman John Tommasini and scored Relf and Morin, giving the Utes the win.

Morin had two hits to lead Utah at the plate. Green earned his first career win on the mound after entering in the 11th inning. Joe Pond earned the start, allowing two runs and five hits over six innings with three strikeouts. Tyler Wagner threw four innings and allowed one run on five hits. Kesley Kondo also pitched part of the seventh inning.

Oregon State (31-17, 12-11 Pac-12) struck first with a run in the second inning. Ryan Dunn walked to lead off the inning, moving to third after Kalvin Keyes doubled to right center before scoring on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Danny Hayes.

The Utes (13-34, 7-19 Pac-12) got on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Nielsen scored on a Cory Hunt single after walking to lead off the inning. Utah would leave the bases loaded.

The Beavers took the lead in the seventh, with Hayes scoring on a sacrifice fly after leading off the inning with a double. Utah scored the equalizer in the eighth on an RBI double by Morin to score Relf.

OSU had two hits in the 10th inning but Utah got out of the inning with the help of a heads-up play and catching Conforto between bases.

Oregon State starter Jace Fry pitched nine innings, allowing two runs on four hits with six strikeouts. Tony Bryant got the loss after entering in the 10th inning. OSU out-hit Utah 10-7.

Utah and Oregon State play game three of the series on Sunday at noon MT.

BYU Baseball

At Malibu, Calif., Pepperdine came from behind again to defeat the Cougars (19-24, 7-11 WCC), completing a sweep with an 8-7 victory.

Pepperdine (28-19, 12-6) used a four-run sixth inning to chase Cougar starter Adam Miller from the game and take an 8-6 lead.

SUU Baseball

At Cedar City, the T-Birds came up just short in an 11-9 defeat to visiting South Dakota State.

The Thunderbirds (17-31, 11-8) fell behind early after the visiting Jackrabbits jumped out to a 4-0 lead on a three-run home run from shortstop Eric Cain in the top of the third. SUU second baseman David Ricker led off the bottom half of the inning with a triple before coming in to score on a wild pitch to make the count 4-1.

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