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Stanford Outlasts Utes in 11 Innings

Utah Valley

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Baseball team erased an initial 4-0 deficit and forced extra innings, but Stanford pushed seven runs across in the top of the 11th as the Utes fell in the series finale, 13-6, on Saturday afternoon at Smith’s Ballpark.
 
Utah, which previously secured the series with wins over the Cardinal on Thursday and Friday, is now 18-8 on the season and 7-5 in Pac-12 Conference play.
 
Leadoff man Core Jackson had a season-high four hits, walked and scored three runs, capping off a series in which Jackson was 8-for-12 at the plate. Two-hole hitter Kai Roberts was 3-for-6 with a double, scored once and drove in a pair. TJ Clarkson and Dakota Duffalo each had two hits; Clarkson had three RBI and Duffalo hit his first home run of the season.
 
Clarkson’s day extended his reached-base streak to 12 consecutive games.
 
Trailing 6-3 after six innings, Utah leveled the score at six after an RBI double from Roberts in the seventh, followed up in the eighth by Duffalo’s solo shot and an RBI single from Roberts.
 
After tying things up in the eighth, the Utes had a chance to pull in front but stranded a runner at third, before mustering just a hit by pitch and walk the rest of the afternoon.
 
Stanford jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two and a half innings, before the Utes netted a pair in the home half. Jackson hit a two-out single, reaching third on Roberts’ base hit. With a walk to Michael Davinni the Utes now had the bases loaded to set the stage for a two-run knock…

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