SLC,"BYU's baseball team now has just as many wins against Utah
this school year as all their other varsity sports combined."You
really want to bring up the Duel? Besides this year, Utah has only won it once
outright. No 2013 was a tie and it's hilarious that they decide who wins
the tiebreaker as the year comes to an end. That year was a tie. BYU has won
it four times. BYU has dominated Utah overall since 2008. I guess this year
they finally fixed their clock that says, "Countdown to beating BYU."
Congrats to the baseball team for pasting Utah. Let's go for
@2ferPerhaps, there was a runner thrown out at 3rd, it was a strike
out and then a throw to 3rd by the catcher that got the runner trying to steal,
so it was a very unusual K-2-5 double play.I have not seen the pac12
sites picture, I was just trusting that the utah fan that made the claim above
was being honest about it. I was at the game, I did see the runner called safe
at 3rd when he was clearly out, I also saw him called safe at home on an
admittedly closer play but it was still easy to see the ball get there before
the runner and the catcher get the tag down when the runner was not yet to the
base. Maybe the tag missed on that one but generally that is called an out just
on the basis of the ball being there and the tag being down. regardless that
play should have never happened as the runner was easily out at 3rd.There was more than one play at 3rd and more than one at home so it is
possible both pictures are of the other plays.
@ DuckhunterYou're mistaken. The picture that accompanies this
article was taken in the bottom of the second inning. BIss was thrown out on the
play while trying to steal third.
HS Sport DudeSalt Lake City, UTJust typical Duckhunter
stuff.You'll understand after you read these comment boards for
@ DuckhunterYou need help.....The guy that is clearly out at 3rd and
in the picture and the guy that scored and was clearly safe as shown by the
PAC12 Network replay are different players. One is #12 and the other is #20.Wow!
Total domination of Utah in baseball over the years. Way to go Cougs.Just
another sign that BYU is superior to u athletics. Yeah, they may win a
basketball game every century or so and do have a nice run in football going but
this domination baseball is very impressive.
@there you go againThere was more than one play at home. Are you
sure you are refering to the correct one? But let's assume you are and he
was safe at home, the picture shows him clearly out at 3rd so the play at home
should have never occured anyway. I do find it interesting that the pac12
channel would show him safe at home while ignoring the botched call at 3rd when
he should have been out in a lame attempt to legitimize the run.Also
as to the lead off triple that didn't score, that was a great half inning
by BYU and their pitching and defense. utah did not deserve to win, they were
outplayed by a better team.
"BYU's baseball team now has just as many wins against Utah this school
year as all their other varsity sports combined."Yet, - BYU's overall records are better than Utah's.- BYU
played in a bowl, while the Utes were playing couch potatoes.-
BYU's men's and women's basketball teams were both invited to the
Big Dance, while neither Utah team even got a sniff from the selection
committees.- BYU is once again dominating Utah in the
Directors' Cup standings.- Three years after joining the PAC,
Utah fans are still using BYU as their measuring stick for success.
CSD, it's still a rivalry and can be fun to be a part of when it's not
toxic. You don't speak for me at all in the sentiment, however, that some
enjoy a losing season with a win over byu more than a successful season with a
loss to them. I was more pleased with women's soccer this year making the
NCAA tournament although they lost a tough game to byu than last year when they
beat a much better byu team and didn't go anywhere in the postseason.
CougarSunDevil - the teams might be insignificant, but the players are not. BYU
had three or four kids drafted last year. I understand that the first pitcher
for Utah was throwing low to mid-90s all game, with other pitchers hitting the
low 90s as well. Whitney for BYU mashed the ball each time he was up.It might seem insignificant to you, but I guarantee it is not insignificant to
the players and the pro teams that might one day draft them. Besides, it was
BYU vs. Utah and I don't care what anyone says, it doesn't get much
better than that.
“No matter how good each team is … we always know this is going to
be a battle.”BYU (9-17, 1-5) Utah (9-14, 0-6)Looks like they both stink. Not that baseball is anything to brag about in
college (coming from an ASU fan where baseball championships happen frequently).
However, this shows just how absolutely insignificant every team in the state of
Utah is on the national front. "BYU's baseball team now has
just as many wins against Utah"Coming from Utah fans who have
"moved on" from BYU to "PAC-12 glory" and yet has not done
anything since moving to the PAC 12. Continued proof that Utah fans place more
importance on the BYU game than they do anything else. They would rather lose
every other game, in every sport, except the BYU game because that's the
only game they care about.
I was at the game as well. Neither of these teams have faired very well this
year, as evidenced by their records, so it is a real compliment to over 2,000
fans showing up to support both sides.Regardless of their records
this was a very entertaining game. Pitching was very good (starting pitchers
for both BYU and Utah prepped at Taylorsville High School) and Kinser was lights
out the last four innings. There were key hits and good defensive plays. I
agree with Duckhunter that there were a couple of botched calls that lead to
runs for Utah, one at first and one at third - but that is baseball. In the end
BYU was able to overcome and made the big plays when needed.It was a
great night for baseball.
Regarding the play at home, the PAC-12 replay showed the runner clearly beat the
tag.Re: Utah baseball...If you cannot advance the
lead-off hitter who tripled to start the inning...You do not deserve
I went to the game last night, there was a very good crowd, almost as many BYU
fans there as utah "fans". utah benefitted from 3 awful calls that lead
to 2 of their scores, obvious outs where the runner was called safe, ridiculous
calls really. BYU won on a squeeze play in the 11th inning, a really sweet play
well executed. The game had very good pitching on both sides and some very good
defense from both sides as well. utah's second baseman in particular made
some very good defensive plays. It was a beautiful night as well, warm, calm,
perfect for baseball. Also the caption for that picture is wrong,
the runner was called safe on that play, one of the 3 awful calls I was
referencing. He was then called safe going home on a very simlar play, the ball
obviously beat him to the plate and the tag was down, simply terrible umpiring.
Great job Utes. I guess that PAC 12th sticker didn't help!
Nice report, Ryan.
It doesn't matter if we lost because we are in a power conference and that
means everyone still thinks we are prestegous anyways.Go Utes!
Well, better than last time.
BYU's baseball team now has just as many wins against Utah this school year
as all their other varsity sports combined. Congrats!