Utah coach Bill Kinneberg takes his squad on the road to New Mexico State this weekend.
Feb. 6, 2007
This Week In Utah Baseball
Utah Travels to New Mexico State This Weekend
The University of Utah baseball team continues its season-opening, 16-game road trip this weekend. This week, the Utes head for Las Cruces, N.M. and a three-game set with the New Mexico State Aggies.
Utah enters the series with an 0-3 record. The Utes lost their season-opener 8-0 at Santa Clara Friday, before playing the Broncos to a pair of one-run losses on the weekend.
New Mexico State comes into the series against Utah with a 1-2 mark. The Aggies opened last week with a three-game set against Northern Colorado.
New Mexico State was 19-36 last season. The Aggies have 20 newcomers on their roster. Utah split four games with New Mexico State last season.
Leading Off ...
Utah was 2-8 in games decided by one run last season. The Utes are already 0-2 in that category in 2007.
Four Utah pitchers worked at least one inning without giving up a run last week at Santa Clara.
Of 10 Utah pitchers used last week, six have an ERA 2.25 or lower.
Utah ranked 25th in the nation in batting average (.316) and 23rd in home runs (1.11 per game) last season.
The Utes were the best fielding team in the Mountain West Conference last season, with a .970 mark.