Brad DeVore is slated to start Sunday's game vs. UNLV.
March 26, 2007
This Week In Utah Baseball
Utes Begin Five-Game Homestand Tuesday
The University of Utah baseball team opens its longest homestand of the season Tuesday, hosting Utah Valley State at Ute Field. The Utes move downtown for a three-game, weekend series with UNLV Friday-Sunday to wrap up the week.
Utah enters this week's action as winners of seven of its last 10 outings. The Utes have won each of their last three series as well. Utah is 9-15 overall and 2-1 in Mountain West Conference action. The Utes are coming off Saturday and Sunday victories at New Mexico last weekend.
UNLV is currently 11-19 overall and 1-2 in MWC action. The Rebels are hosting UC Irvine on Tuesday night, before coming to Salt Lake City for the weekend. UNLV snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the University of San Diego on Sunday in Las Vegas.
Utah has won seven of its last 10 and each of its last three series.
Utah's pitching staff is No. 2 in the Mountain West Conference, allowing just 94 walks for an average of 3.9 bases on balls per game.
Utah has the second-best on-base percentage in the Mountain West Conference (.392).
Utah's pitching staff is tied for first in the Mountain West in hit batsmen, plunking 36 batters (1.5 per game) so far this season.
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 .939 clip.
The Big B(r)ossman
Utah first baseman Jay Brossman (Sr., Pullman, Wash.) has been on a tear as of late. Brossman was named Mountain West Conference Player of the Week Monday, after batting .500 with three home runs and a slugging percentage of 1.111 last week. Brossman had multiple hits in all four of Utah's games last week and has had multiple hits in 12 of the Utes' 24 games. He homered in each of Utah's three games at New Mexico last weekend and now has a team-high eight round-trippers. Brossman is also in the midst of a 12-game hitting streak. He leads the MWC in home runs with eight.