Ralph R. Zobell | Posted: 3 Apr 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Return to California facing Broncos

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Now at the .500 mark overall for the third time this season, BYU’s baseball team hopes to do the same with its record in the West Coast Conference.

BYU [14-14 overall and 2-4 in the WCC]  returns to California this week to face Santa Clara (8-18, 0-6).  With the three-game series starting on Thursday, the Cougars could go above the .500 mark in league play on the heels of a 2-1 record last week against Pepperdine in Provo.

“It’s a confidence thing,  you play well and that can’t hurt going into Santa Clara,” BYU coach Mike Littlewood said after an 8-0 victory over Utah Valley University earlier this week.

Pitcher Desmond Poulson (3-0, 1.83), who threw two complete games last month, gets the start again to open the series on Thursday versus the Broncos at  6 p.m. PDT. Fellow junior right-hander Adam Miller (1-5, 6.14)  starts for BYU on Friday at  6 p.m.  Saturday afternoon’s starter is TBA for both squads.

For the third consecutive week BYU leads the nation in double plays, with an average of turning 1.48 a game.

Following the three-game series at Santa Clara, BYU returns home to host Washington State on Monday morning, Utah on Tuesday night and Portland in a three-game series. All of these games plus this weekend’s series at Santa Clara will be broadcast live on KOVO Radio 960 AM.

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