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UVU baseball: Wolverines travel to BYU on Tuesday

By Clint Burgi

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, March 31 2014 5:32 p.m. MDT

After taking two of three from Bakersfield for its second straight series win, Utah Valley University is set to make the quick trip to Provo to face BYU on Tuesday at 6 p.m. MT at Larry H. Miller Field.

The Wolverines (9-18) are slated to start senior RHP Devin Nelson with the Cougars (10-19) sending RHP junior Michael Springer to the mound. UVU and BYU are also slated to meet on April 29 at Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem.

In Utah Valley’s series win over CSUB, pitchers Ryan Evans and Danny Beddes helped pitch the team to a doubleheader sweep on Saturday after dropping Friday’s opener. Evans, who was named the WAC Pitcher of the Week on Monday, pitched 7.2 shutout innings of two-hit baseball and retired the side in order six times during the game.

Beddes pitched into the ninth, going 8.1 innings, and gave up just two unearned runs on three hits. Colby Croft had a good weekend at the plate, hitting .625 with two doubles and five RBIs.

BYU defeated Utah last Tuesday in Salt Lake City before dropping two of three at Saint Mary’s in a West Coast Conference series. Tuesday’s game will be the first home game for the Cougars since March 15, after playing eight straight on the road. BYU is the fourth WCC team on the schedule for UVU this season (Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and Pacific).

The Wolverines head for the Windy City for a three-game WAC series at Chicago State starting Friday at 5 p.m. MT. Utah Valley is 3-3 in conference play heading into the weekend.

Clint Burgi is the assistant athletic director for sports information at Utah Valley University. For more information on Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.

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