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Published: Tuesday, May 6 2014 11:00 p.m. MDT

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YH8R
Salt Lake City, UT

That was fun to watch...worth being cold. Since I moved to Utah County, the last Utah game I made it to was Utah Valley. Utah needs to find a new left fielder. In this game and the Utah Valley game the left fielder was horrible. However, the outfiled play in general was much better this game than Utah Valley.

It was also great to see us get some big hits, steal some bases, and run like athletes should.BYU obvioulsy lacks speed in baseball just like basketball and football.

Go Utes!

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

When will these two schools schedule a weekend series, instead, where each has their best pitching available? These mid-week games might entertain some fans, yet they don't pit best against best where it counts most, on the mound!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Nice win Utes! And Congrats to Konnor. He's a great guy.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

Sounds just like football...you could be excited for Utah beating BYU in yet another sport until the last line. Then you realize both teams are just mediocre.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

So, I guess we can say that the better team lost in the first match up?? Lol!

Congratulations, Utes...well done Konnor. Well done, indeed!

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

YH8R,

Really? I can understand a good rivalry. But "hating"?? A lot of my best friends and family are Ute fans. Please explain that hate part...

PS - many of the above-mentioned Ute fans in my circle have kids at the Y. Kind of hard to really hate it. Really.

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

Just like Football!

Just like basketball!

Go Utes

Continued domination of lesser programs in the state.

I almost wish we'd stop playing them in any sport.

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

Y hater

"It was also great to see us get some big hits, steal some bases, and run like athletes should. BYU obvioulsy lacks speed in baseball."

You obviously didn't watch the 20-3 beatdown BYU laid on Utah in the first game of the series.

The truth is both teams are very mediocre.

BYU's excuse is they lost half of last year's team to graduation, injuries, or the pros, and because of the change in missionary age, the majority of BYU's last three recruiting classes are now serving missions.

What's PAC 12 Utah's excuse for such mediocrity?

goosehuntr
Tooele, UT

Nice job Utes! Cougar fan here, but what a swing! Nice win... hats off to you.

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

AZUTE1

"When will these two schools schedule a weekend series, instead, where each has their best pitching available?"

Since both teams are involved in weekend conference games, when would you suggest they play a weekend series?

It can't be done early in the baseball season. Because of the unpredictability of weather in Utah in late winter/early spring, you would risk losing the entire series if it snowed that weekend.

Rockarolla
West Jordan, UT

I think the Cougars took 2 of three from the Utes this year. But the reality is that both teams are poor. Just look at their conference records. And as far as the utes being superior in the lesser sports, you better think again. During both teams tenure in the MWC, the Cougars won a total of 139 conference championships and the Utes only 39. And when they were in the WAC conference the numbers are even more staggering. This year the Utes have the bragging rights in Football and basketball, but that's about it. The football team has had a great run against the Cougars, but lately it seems like that it is thy only team they can get up to play. I would certainly think that one win in baseball isn't much to shout about but, then again maybe it is!

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

"What's PAC 12 Utah's excuse for such mediocrity?"

Injuries. Please keep up.

That said, I will note that excuses are just that...excuses. The Utes and their fans will leave the excuses to byu-provo and their fans. That's what byu-provo is famous for.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Rockarolla
West Jordan, UT

"And as far as the utes being superior in the lesser sports, you better think again."

Really? LOL! Conference championships are no longer important at byu-provo. Please try to keep up. How's that indy / wcc life treating you?

Go Utes and the Pac-12!

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

perspective,

Fail! Epic fail!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Rockarolla

"This year the Utes have the bragging rights in Football and basketball, but that's about it."

So far this year the Utes have bragging rights in Football, Basketball, Women's basketball, Gymnastics, Men's Swim & Dive, Women's Swim & Dive, Women's Tennis, Men's Tennis, AND Women's softball. There is still one game left in the baseball series, @ Utah on May 13th.

BYU won in Women's Volleyball, and Women's Soccer.

We're not in the MWC anymore....

UU
Provo, UT

@Rockarolla "This year the Utes have the bragging rights in Football and basketball, but that's about it."

The Utes own a 41-6 edge in the Deseret Duel. They didn't achieve that by simply winning one football game and one basketball game.

SI
SANDY, UT

DeepBlue :

Really - both teams are mediocre? And you know this living in Anaheim? Why don't you tell us all about yourself and how un-mediocre you are.

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

We really need to stop playing byu and usu.

We aren't rivals with them - power conference teams are not rivals with non-power conference teams.

San Diego State may think USC and UCLA are their rivals, but its a one way rivalry.

We've risen up above the WAC schools in the state and its time to go our separate ways for good.

Us to even better days in the prestigious pac 12, competing for rose bowls and Pac 12 titles

And byu and usu who wherever, we don't care, wac titles or something.

tom2
Jerome, ID

@Rockarolla "This year the Utes have the bragging rights in Football and basketball, but that's about it."

As UU says the score is 41-6, and there are only 3 points left to be awarded. I get being a BYU fan, but please look up your information before spouting off and giving the trolls pretending to be Ute fans more to feed on. Men's basketball and football only count for 20 points total, so the Utes have earned more than half of their points in other sports.

BYU has won 4 of the 7 Deseret Duels, but Utah has won the last two (2013 and 2014).

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

One note, and this is not an excuse, but rather a fact, our margin of loss this year from last against our conference's elite programs is due to an extreme number of key-injuries....In general, both U/y are inherently disadvantaged in recruiting/performance due to weather, although in time our conference-affiliation will enhance our overall talent-level....Even then, The PAC-12 is overall College Baseball's toughest, which will typically keep us relegated to the bottom half in the standings....I grew-up on ASU Baseball, so I'm well-versed in it.

We just simply can't compete against traditional powerhouses such as ASU/Arizona, etc. and not even w/recently upgraded programs such as OSU/UW and now a recently revived program in UO, particularly w/their backing of Nike.

We do possess a H.C. however, who's highly-respected w/in coaching-circles....Yet, we're buried in snow and can't even start playing home games 'til mid-March!

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