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Baseball Sweeps Utah Valley State With 3-2 Win

Feb. 18, 2007

Box Score

Moraga, CA- The Saint Mary's baseball team used some timely relief pitching and some clutch hitting to secure the series sweep over Utah Valley State with a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon from Louis Guisto Field. With the win the Gaels improve to 6-8 on the season.

Trailing 2-0 after a Dan Bulow two-run home run in the fourth inning the Gaels rallied back.

In the next frame the Gaels cut the lead in half when freshman Randy Wells drilled a single up the middle to plate senior Eric Cattoni. Cattoni began the inning with a double to left-center field.

SMC then took the lead the next inning with two runs. Junior catcher Ian Gordon hit his first of two doubles to score freshman Kyle Jensen. Junior J.P. Musgrove followed suit with a double down the right field line to score Gordon from second.

Junior transfer Alex Jensen (1-1) earned his first victory in a Gaels uniform after tossing four innings of solid relief. Jensen allowed three hits and struck out six with no walks.

Freshman Taylor Stanton recorded a no-decision in his first collegiate start. Stanton allowed two runs on five hits while fanning three in five innings.

Gordon led the Gaels with two hits and two doubles with a RBI in four at-bats. Cattoni also tallied two hits with a double and a run. Jensen batted 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Eli Slesk led the Wolverines with a 3-for-4 day from the plate with a run scored. Cole Anderson added two hits while Bulow batted 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Jace Brinkerhoff was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs on nine hits with six strikeouts.

The series sweep marks the first of the season for the Gaels. Six Gaels batted over .400 in the three-game set with Wells leading the way with a .571 clip. Gordon recorded a team-high three doubles and five RBIs.

Saint Mary's will hit the road for five consecutive away games. The Gaels will start the road swing against Nevada on Tuesday, February 20 with first pitch slated for 2 p.m. from Peccole Park.