Author: Keaton Asay

Wolverine’s Late Inning Struggles Continue

UVU’s baseball team took on BYU March 13 in their first game back in Utah. After a hot start and a few early leads, the Wolverines could not hold on and lost 9-3. Kaden Schmitt started on the mound for the Wolverines and gave them a strong five innings of work. He struck out three batters and only gave up two runs off three hits. The Wolverines could not keep the Cougars off the base path after turning the game over to the bullpen in the sixth. Through three innings, the Wolverines bullpen consisting of Marco Briones, Paxton Schultz,...

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Wolverine baseball off to a promising start

Photo by Mykah Heaton Three Game Series at University of Southern California 2/16-2/18 When the Wolverines of Utah Valley headed to Southern California to play USC, they knew they had a tough task ahead of them. Coming off one of the worst seasons in program history, the Wolverines took on PAC-12 team USC in a three-game series starting on Feb 16. USC is known nationally for landing top recruits every year. The odds were stacked against UVU, but they showed that they should not be overlooked no matter what opponent. Game one of the season showed just how good...

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UVU Baseball looks to improve in 2018 season

Photo by Sarah Sanchez There is a lot of room for improvement this year with the Wolverines coming off of a season that only saw 18 wins. Two key areas the team will be looking to improve will be in the fielding and pitching departments. In 2017, the Wolverines had a fielding percentage of .963, which ranked No. 8 in the WAC. This is a significant downfall after the 2016 season where they posted a .971 fielding percentage, tying them for second place. Now, the numbers might not seem to be that far apart from year to year, but...

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What to expect from UVU baseball this season

Baseball season is right around the corner in Utah Valley, and things are looking bright for the UVU men’s baseball team this year. Here are a few things to look out for during the upcoming season. Toughest Opponent The Wolverines will travel to Starkville, Miss., March 9 to take on Mississippi State in a three game series. Playing against a Southeastern Conference team means UVU is facing a tough battle.. Last year the Bulldogs posted a 40-27 overall record and made it to the Baton Rouge Super Regional where they lost two in a row to the potential National...

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From Expendable To Essential

When someone first meets Jackson they are greeted by one of the nicest baseball players on campus. Tan skin, chiseled frame and a big smile is what you picture when you think of the typical baseball player. Overlund is determined, motivated and after a breakout 2017 season for the Wolverines, he believes he can be even more productive this year. Although confident in his game, he’ll always remember what got him there. “When I was about two my dad put a bat in my hand and let me swing it around. I’ve been playing ever since,” said Overlund. Overlund...

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