Brad DeVore will start Sunday's game at New Mexico.
March 21, 2007
This Week In Utah Baseball
Utah Opens MWC Play at New Mexico This Week
The University of Utah baseball team has won three straight as it heads for Albuquerque, N.M. to open Mountain West Conference action at New Mexico this weekend. The Utes defeated BYU 8-4 in a non-conference game Tuesday night at Franklin Covey Field.
The Utes and Lobos will hook up in a three-game set at Isotopes Park, beginning Friday night at 6 p.m. MDT. Saturday's game is slated for 2 p.m., while first pitch on Sunday will be at 1 p.m.
Utah enters this week's action with a 7-14 record. In addition to winning three in a row, the Utes have won five of seven and each of their last two series.
New Mexico is 11-15. The Lobos snapped a four-game skid with a 13-6 win over New Mexico State Tuesday.
Leading Off ...
Utah has won three in a row, five of seven and each of its last two series.br> Utah's pitching staff has a nearly 2-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The Utes have struck out 147 opposing batters and walked just 74.br> Utah has the second-best on-base percentage in the Mountain West Conference (.391).br> Utah's pitching staff ranks second in the Mountain West in walks allowed, giving just 74 free passes out so far this season.br> The Utes were the best fielding team in the Mountain West Conference last season with a .970 mark. Utah is currently fielding at just a .940 clip.
It's Good to Be King
Lefty Eric King (Sr., Orem, Utah) has been the most reliable pitcher on the Utah staff so far this season. King has started six games and has an earned-run average of just 2.43, which ranks No. 2 in the MWC. He has tossed a team-high 29 2/3 innings. King also has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2-to-1. He has 26 strikeouts and has allowed just 13 walks. He has a 2-1 record, which is tied for the team lead in victories.