Utah Baseball Hosts UNLV on Tuesday

first_img Written by Robert Lovell March 26, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Hosts UNLV on Tuesday Tags: Baseball/Utah Utes FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team hosts UNLV on Tuesday, March 27, at 2:00 p.m. MT.The game will be live streamed on UtahUtes.com. Radio is on ESPN 700 AM.The contest is a precursor to the Utes hosting a three-game series against No. 1 ranked Oregon State beginning on Thursday, March 29.It is the second meeting this year between the Utes and Rebels, with UNLV winning the first game 3-1 in Las Vegas. Wade Gulden and Matt Richardson each had two hits in the last game for Utah while Josh Lapiana, Jacob Rebar and Trenton Stoltz all pitched for the Utes.Utah (4-18) leads the Pac-12 with 23 stolen bases. The Utes are tied for third in the league in triples (3), fourth in the league in total bases (274) and fifth in hits (200). Ute pitchers have surrendered just nine home runs, which is tied for the fifth-fewest in the league, and lead the league with six pickoffs. Utah is fourth in the Pac-12 in fielding percentage.DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., is tied for seventh in the Pac-12 with a .367 batting average. He is the sixth-toughest player in the league to strike out, just once every 10.0 at bats. Oliver Dunn and Chandler Anderson are tied for fifth in the league with five stolen bases while Dunn ranks tied for seventh in walks (15) and is tied for 10th in assists (48). On the mound, Tanner Thomas is tied for seventh in the league in strikeouts (34) and is 10th in innings pitched (33 1/3). Trenton Stoltz is tied for third in the Pac-12 with 12 appearances. Brett Brocoff is one of seven pitchers who have not allowed a home run this year.UNLV has been hovering around the bottom of several top 25 polls before dropping two of three to San Diego State this weekend. The Rebels are 3-0 against the Pac-12 this year, including wins over Oregon and Arizona State.Projected StartersUtah’s Riley Pierce (Fr./LHP) vs. UNLV TBDlast_img read more