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College roundup: Utes notch first Pac-12 series win in baseball

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Published: Saturday, April 6 2013 10:54 p.m. MDT

The Red Storm had 15 hits, including a 4-for-5 afternoon from Yuto Kata, to improve to 23-9 on the year and 16-8 in the PacWest.

Tennis

BYU: At Boise, in the USTA's hand-picked College MatchDay, the No. 41 BYU men's tennis team topped the No. 45 Boise State Broncos on Saturday at the Boas Tennis Center.

BYU's (16-4) victory over Boise State (12-9) ends the Broncos' 28-match home win streak. The Cougars improve to 7-2 against ranked teams this year and 33-0 in the mountain region over the last four years.

With the score tied at three points each, BYU's Andrey Goryachkov, playing in the No. 6 singles position, won his first set but found himself down early in the second. The freshman singles player then won three straight games to earn a 4-2 lead against Garrett Patton. The lead proved to be fatal for Patton as Goryachkov secured the fourth point and the victory for the Cougars.

UTAH STATE: At Logan, the Utah State women's tennis was defeated by Texas State, 4-3, at home Saturday as it won two of the three doubles matches to secure the point and won two of the six singles matches. The Aggies are now 4-9 overall for the season with the loss, including an 0-3 record in conference play.

Track and field

UTAH STATE: Despite adverse weather that featured rainy and wet conditions, the Utah State's men and women's track and field teams won four event titles as part of 25 top-six finishes Saturday at the Boise State-hosted All-Idaho Cup.

Winning events for the USU women were sophomores Chari Hawkins in the 100-meter hurdles (13.90) and Mariah Thompson in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 5 inches, as well as junior Keeley Eldredge in the hammer throw with a toss of 181 feet, 2 inches. Hawkins' time in the 100-meter hurdles ranks her eighth in school history.

The Aggie men's 4x100-meter relay team also crossed the finish line first with a time of 41.22. The team consisted of freshmen Kalon Weston and Cole Lambourne, sophomore Nic Bowens and junior Will Henry. The men's 4x400-meter relay team, consisting of Bowens, Henry, Lambourne and senior Tyler Killpack, placed second in the event with a time of 3:14.91.

Softball

UTAH: At Salt Lake City, sophomore left fielder Kate Dickman hit two home runs and two triples for six RBIs as the University of Utah softball team split a Pac-12 Conference twin bill with No. 15 UCLA on Saturday at Utah Softball Stadium. The Utes won the second game of the day, 7-4, after a 6-4 loss in the first game.

Utah (15-20-1, 2-9 Pac-12) outhit the Bruins on the day, .320 to .286.

Dickman had four hits in five at-bats in the two games, including her first two home runs of the season — one of the inside-the-park variety. Her two triples on the day give her four for the season, which ties for the team lead. Fifteen extra-base hits in 2013 help give her a .528 slugging percentage, which ranks second on the squad. She now has 26 career extra-base hits, while her two multi-hit games against the Bruins gave her eight for the season.

BYU, UVU: At Orem, a seventh-inning comeback attempt by BYU's softball squad fell short, as the Cougars dropped a 3-2 matchup with Utah Valley on Saturday in the third game of a four-game weekend series.

Jamie North came through with a walk-off single to lift the Wolverines to victory in the first game.

BYU won the second game, 3-2, in 10 innings when it scored the go-ahead run after Katie Manuma's groundout brought Carly Duckworth in to score from third. Duckworth opened the inning at second base, but was pushed to third by a sacrifice bunt.

SOUTHERN UTAH: At Cedar City, Southern Utah (11-26, 5-4) took a 6-5 win over visiting Sacramento State (18-15, 3-3) with a two-out RBI single off the bat of senior Kelsey Bryant in the bottom of the eighth inning on Saturday. The Thunderbirds picked up their second straight series win at home to move up to third place in the Big Sky standings halfway through the conference season.

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