Author: Ty Bianucci

Baseball: UVU grinds through rebuilding year

Photo by Sarah Sanchez There were 17 new faces on the baseball team this season and the youth and inconsistency led to UVU’s worst season in 12 years, finishing the season with an 18-36 record. The Wolverines posted an 11-13 record in WAC play, which placed them fifth in the league of nine schools. UVU sputtered out of the gate, dropping eight of its first 10 games and was not able to put two wins together for the first time until late March. Things began to look up when the Wolverines beat the University of Utah in Salt Lake...

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SLCC transfer Peterson seeking baseball days beyond UVU

Photo by Brigham Berthold The best hitter on the UVU baseball team this season was Trevor Peterson. Then again, he was the best in several departments on this year’s squad. He had the most at-bats, hits, runs scored and started every single game the Wolverines played this year. What drives Peterson’s will for success is his desire to someday play in the Major Leagues. “That’s why I’m grinding out here doing my best to catch a scout’s eye or do whatever it takes,” Peterson said. A transfer from Salt Lake Community College, where he played two seasons for the...

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Baseball: Utah buries UVU 23-5 to snap winning streak versus Utes

Photo by Sarah Sanchez OREM — The University of Utah’s offense tattooed the UVU pitching staff and helped the Utes beat the Wolverines 23-5 Tuesday night at Brent Brown Ballpark to snap a four-game winning streak over the PAC-12 club. The Utes’ DaShawn Keirsey Jr. had two hits in the first inning alone, part of five on the night, helping Utah (18-17) force the Wolverines’ starter Logan Hold out of a game that they will want to forget. Third baseman Dallas Carroll and first baseman Hunter Simmons each homered in the 4:13-minute game and knocked in five runs apiece....

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Despite plans, student fees used to pay off Brent Brown Ballpark

Photo by Sarah Sanchez UVU envisioned a baseball stadium on its campus dating back to its state college (UVSC) days in 1998. The ballpark would seat 2,500 people and accommodate another 2,500 on grass berms, serving as a catalyst for UVSC baseball’s leap to Division I status and a symbol of the growth the institution was experiencing. Utah County businessman Gary Brinton stepped in and pledged $750,000 for the stadium construction and naming rights in 1999. It was reported that, as part of the deal, Brinton had the option of building the stadium with his own construction company and...

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Baseball: Wolverines survive late rally, beat CSU 11-10

Photo by Sarah Sanchez OREM — UVU beat Chicago State University 11-10 on a day with no shortage of offense at Brent Brown Ballpark in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon. Both starting pitchers Jake Mayer and Brad Moore got roughed up in their outings as neither was able to make it out of the first four innings. Jackson Overlund’s two-run home run in the sixth inning was the difference in the game as the Cougars mounted a comeback but eventually fell one run short. The Wolverines (13-23, 6-5) got into trouble in the top of the...

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