Wolverines upend Sac State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Danny Beddes tossed a four-hit shutout, helping Utah Valley University to a 6-0 win over WAC-leading Sacramento State on Saturday at John Smith Field. The Wolverines (15-22, 8-7) scored five runs in the third inning en route to salvaging the series finale and avoiding a sweep.
For the second week in a row, the Wolverines relied on Beddes to avoid the sweep, and for the second straight week the sophomore delivered, stifling the WAC’s top hitting team in his first career complete game. The Hornets dropped to 24-15 and 12-3 in the WAC.
“What a performance for Danny and at a time we really needed it. I’m very happy for him,” said coach Eric Madsen. “The runs in that third inning were big too and allowed him to pitch with some breathing room and he just kept gaining confidence.”
The complete-game shutout is the Wolverines’ first since May 12, 2012.
Jordy Hart went 3-for-5 while Riley White and Cam Zollinger had two hits apiece. Nathan Lukes had two of the Hornets’ four hits.
Wolverine softball falls to KC again: At Kansas City, Mo., a Megan Peay home run in the top of the seventh got Utah Valley University to within striking distance, but the rally stopped there as the Wolverines fell to Kansas City, 3-2, on Saturday in WAC play. Peay capped a 2-for-3 day at the plate when she lifted an 0-1 pitch over the center field wall for a solo home run, cutting a two-run Wolverine deficit in half. It was the second home run of the season for the junior. UVU (13-31, 5-7 WAC) could get no closer, though, as pitcher Katie Kelly retired the next two Wolverine hitters and hand UMKC (16-32, 5-7) the win.
Golfers fall to 12th: At El Macero, Calif., UVU dropped into 12th place after posting a team score of 306 during the second round at the El Macero Classic. Freshman JT Timmons led the Wolverines on the day, shooting an even-par 72. He is tied for 35th at 152. Other UVU scores are Michael Dart 149 (75, tied for 21st) and Preston Richards 150.
UVU is at 618. Host UC Davis leads the event at 562.