Utah colleges roundup: Utes baseball team defeated Stanford, 3-2

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Published: Saturday, March 23 2013 11:20 p.m. MDT

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The University of Utah baseball team defeated Stanford, 3-2, in 10 innings on Saturday afternoon to pick up their first Pac-12 win of the season.

With the game tied at 2-2 after nine innings, Dallas Carroll led off the 10th with a single to left field, setting up an RBI double by Trey Nielsen.

BYU SOFTBALL: At San Diego, the Cougars shut out the San Diego Toreros twice to complete the weekend sweep and improve to 4-0 in Pacific Coast Softball action, beating USD 5-0 and 3-0 on Saturday.

JC Clayton, who was nominated to the watch list for Player of the Year in February, broke the all-time career record for hits at BYU. With four hits, she surpassed Angie Quiocho to hold the new record of 269 career hits. Clayton also set a game record in the second game for stolen bases in a game with four.

BYU GOLF: At Goodyear, Ariz., Zac Blair caught fire and shot a season-best 64 to lead BYU to its first tournament victory of the season at the Desert Shootout Saturday.

BYU shot a final round 279 (-5), the lowest team score on the day. The Cougars finished the 54-hole tournament at 14-under-par with an 838 total team score, 10 strokes better than second place Denver (-4).

UTAH STATE SOFTBALL:At San Jose, Calif., the Aggies dropped their final two games on Saturday against San Jose State in a three-game weekend series. USU fell 8-0 in six innings to open Saturday's action, while SJSU rode the momentum gained in the first game of the day to defeat the Aggies, 4-1 in the series finale.

UTAH VALLEY BASEBALL: At Northridge, Calif., the Wolverines lost a pair of one-run contests in both ends of a doubleheader at Cal State Northridge on Saturday. The Wolverines fell 4-3 and 5-4.

BYU TENNIS: At Santa Clara, Calif., In its second match in as many days, the BYU women's tennis team lost to Santa Clara 5-2 Saturday. The Cougars notched a victory at the No. 3 doubles position with Aubrey Paul and Desiree Tran. In singles, Meghan Sheehan-Dizon prevailed at the No. 2 position. Paul owns a team-high 11 wins on the season.

UTAH SOFTBALL: At Berkeley, Calif., sophomore left fielder Kate Dickman turned in her second straight multi-hit effort and sophomore right fielder Marissa Mendenhall hit a two-run double, but the Utes dropped a 9-4 decision at California.

WEBER STATE SOFTBALL: At Ogden, the Wildcats suffered through an error-filled afternoon on Saturday, dropping their series finale against the University of North Dakota 11-4.

DIXIE STATE BASEBALL: At Saint George, the Red Storm got the best pitching performance of the year from senior Austin Christiansen with a two-hit shutout and a comeback performance in the afternoon game to earn a series sweep over Academy of Art with 6-0 and 4-2 wins on Saturday.

SOUTHERN UTAH SOFTBALL: At Portland, Ore., SUU took an early lead but was unable to hold on as the Vikings rallied to edge the Thunderbirds 5-4. Kadi Henderson had a two-run home run in the loss.

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BASEBALL: At Pleasant View, the Bruins dropped the opening contest 8-2 and won the day's second game 5-2 against the College of Southern Idaho. The doubleheader was played at Weber High School due to unplayable conditions at the Bruins' home playing surface as a result of overnight snow.

UTAH STATE MEN'S TENNIS: USU defeated Lamar at home, 6-1, on Saturday at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club. The Aggies swept the doubles competition and won five of the six singles matches.

SLCC SOFTBALL: At Taylorsville, The No. 3-ranked SLCC softball team completed a sweep of its weekend series with Colorado Northwestern CC, winning 8-0 in game one and 5-1 in game two.

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