Cougars face Utes in rivalry game Tuesday in Salt Lake City
PROVO, Utah — BYU baseball will take on rival Utah on Tuesday, May 9, at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City. The first pitch is scheduled for 6p.m. MDT.
BROADCAST. The game will be broadcast live on the BYU Radio App and BYU Radio 107.9 FM in the northern Utah market, with Jason Shepherd on the call. Utah will also broadcast the game live on the Pac-12 Network.
SERIES HISTORY. The Cougars and Utes have previously met 377 times in baseball since 1948 (first year of complete season records), with BYU holding a 249-127-1 series advantage. The first recorded intercollegiate athletic event at BYU was a baseball game between then Brigham Young Academy and the University of Utah in the spring of 1895.
THE RUBBER MATCH. BYU won the first game of the three-game season series with Utah, 7-0, on March 14 at Miller Park, while Utah won game two 29-14 on April 18 also in Provo. The winner of Tuesday’s game will capture the season series.
UTE REVIEW. Utah enters the game with an 19-26-1 overall record, having dropped a three-game series, 1-2, over the weekend with No. 15 ranked Oregon State (13-9, 5-6. 4-11). Utah is 9-5 in home games during the 2023 season.
COUGAR REWIND. BYU is 19-26 on the season, having dropped a three-game series, 1-2, over the weekend at San Diego (10-6, 4-8, 1-5). The Cougars are 7-17 in away games.
UP NEXT. Following the Utah game on Tuesday, the Cougars resume WCC play with a three-game series versus Pacific scheduled for May 11-13 at Klein Family Field in Stockton, California.
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