Doubleheader split with Utah

A spring snowstorm forced the baseball team to play in a doubleheader versus Southern Utah last Tuesday, and both teams walked out of the ballpark with a win.

After dropping the first game, the Wolverines came out with a different mindset.

Marcus Moore, an impressive pitcher and senior from Roy, Utah, sat in the locker room after the first loss preparing himself for the next game.

"I just need to look over the hitters and look over the charts," he said. "It’s nice to play the same team right after, cause you have seen how some of the other team’s strategies, the way they play.

"I need to keep the ball down and make them hit it on the ground."

Words definitely backed up by action, as the Wolverines out batted, out ran, and out scored the T-Birds 3-1. Moore struck out 14, which just so happened to tie his record from last April against SUU.

As for the fans, there were many more smiles this time around. All but one Wolverine had a hit in the second game.
"We just started to hit the ball a lot better," said Moore. "We have fallen short — but we have pulled through."

It was a rough first game for the Wolverines, as disappointed fans commented that the team just wasn’t up to par on their batting. The T-Birds took the game, a close 8-7. The T-Birds first baseman even hit a foul ball into the lake right at the school’s front doors.

Southern Utah used a five-inning third, including back-to-back home runs, to get control of the game and come up with the win.

Scott Croshaw had some brawn behind the bat in both games. Croshaw hit his first home run of the season in the first game and had what might have been the hatchet play of the second game when he hit a triple.

The team sits on a record of 7-20-1 but has had some surprising victories as of late.

Recently, the Wolverines had a huge win against the University of Utah in the Franklin Covey stadium.  Utah Valley will face Utah again this week and take off for Colorado to play this weekend against Air Force.

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