PROVO, Utah – Davis Cop sparked Utah early with his first career grand slam, but a rally in the late innings came up short for the Utes (7-10, 1-3 Pac-12) as the team fell to Arizona State by a 9-7 score on Friday night at Miller Park in the teams’ series opener.
The remainder of the series will be played at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City. First pitch on Saturday has been moved to 4 p.m. MT, while Sunday’s start time of 1 p.m. remains unchanged from before.
Cop’s 3-for-5 night included a career-high four RBI and season-high in hits for the Utes’ catcher, while TJ Clarkson doubled and walked to extend his reached base streak to 13 consecutive games. Kai Roberts, Cameron Gurney and Elijha Hammill contributed an RBI each on the night.
The Sun Devils posted a run in their half of the first inning but Cop countered with his grand slam in the home half. After two quick outs to begin the inning, Clarkson reached when a pop up in the infield dropped, allowing him to reach. Jayden Kiernan then hit a laser off the first baseman’s glove and Gurney was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
Cop then stepped into the batter’s box and clubbed the first pitch over the left-center field wall and onto Campus Drive, going on the books as his second home run of the season. The grand slam put Utah ahead at the time, 4-1.
But ASU got one back in the fourth inning and pulled back in front with a five-spot in the fourth. Luke…
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