UVU baseball: Wolverines host UTPA in three-game WAC series

By Clint Burgi

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, April 10 2014 2:45 p.m. MDT

Utah Valley University returns home to Brent Brown Ballpark this week to host Texas-Pan American in a three-game Western Athletic Conference series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. MT. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday with Sunday’s game starting at noon.

The Wolverines (13-18, 6-3) have won six straight entering the series including a three-game sweep at Chicago State in a WAC series last week. Two wins over Bakersfield and a midweek win at BYU started the six-game streak. UVU has also won its last three weekend series.

At Chicago State, Andrew Freter and Ryan Evans each had quality starts in helping the Wolverines to the first two wins in the series. Evans pitched 6.2 innings and didn’t allow an earned run in the middle game of the series. Over his last two starts, the senior right-hander has pitched 14.1 innings wihtout surrendering an earned run.

Devin Nelson came out of the bullpen to get the win in the final game of the series, giving him his second win of the week after a victory at BYU.

Texas-Pan American (13-23, 3-6) will put right-hander Sam Street on the mound Friday night. Street is 7-0 with a 1.70 ERA and has thrown five complete games including an 11 strikeout, 1-0 shutout win over Northwestern. He also has a win this year over Oklahoma State. Last season, Street pitched a two-hit shutout in the Broncs’ first-ever win over Utah Valley on May 16.

Utah Valley travels to Sacramento State next week for a three-game league series that runs Thursday, April 17 thru Saturday, April 19. The Hornets enter this week unbeaten in the WAC.

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