Ute shortstop Ryan Khoury is the top hitter in the Mountain West Conference.
April 3, 2006
This Week in Utah Baseball
The University of Utah baseball team will play a back-and-forth four-game series with Utah Valley State College this week.
The series starts at Ute Field on Utah's campus Tuesday afternoon with a 3 p.m. start. Play shifts to Orem, Utah and UVSC's Wolverine Baseball Stadium on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Utes and Wolverines are back on the hill for a 3 p.m. contest at Ute Field on Friday. The series wraps up on Saturday night in Orem.
This week's games are the first of six scheduled matchups between Utah and UVSC. The other two dates are slated to be played April 25 in Orem and May 9 in Salt Lake City.
Utah Balls & Strikes
Utah is currently 1/2 game out of first place in the Mountain West Conference. The Utes' 2-1 mark trails TCU and San Diego State, which are both 3-1.
UVSC leads the all-time series with Utah by a count of 6-5. The Wolverines took three of five meetings from the Utes last season.
Utah has stolen 32 bases this season. The Utes only swiped 36 during the entire 2005 season.
Utah is one of only two MWC teams with record better than .500. The Utes are 13-12 and New Mexico is 18-10.
The University of Utah baseball team's overall record is above .500 through 25 games for the first time since 2001. The Utes were 14-11 through their first 25 games that season, compared to 13-12 this year.
Utah's 2-1 Mountain West Conference record is also notable. It is the first time since April 13, 2002 that the Utes have had a league record of better than .400. Utah was 8-7 on that date, compared to a 2-1 mark this season.