Keirsey Has Five Hits as Utah Baseball Falls to Washington, 13-7

first_imgMay 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local Keirsey Has Five Hits as Utah Baseball Falls to Washington, 13-7 Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – In what will likely be his final game at Smith’s Ballpark, junior DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., tied his career high with five hits as the Utah baseball team fell to Washington, 13-7, to close out the three-game series.Keirsey went 5-for-5 for the Utes, which included his league-leading 23rd double of the year. He also scored two runs. Rykker Tom went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk while Chandler Anderson also had two hits for the Utes.Senior Josh Lapiana earned the loss, allowing nine runs (eight earned) on 10 hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Austin Moore pitched 1 2/3 innings and did not allow a run. Riley Pierce, Trenton Stoltz and Spencer Johnson all made brief appearances on the mound.Both teams scored two runs in the first inning. Utah’s came on three-straight hits from Keirsey, Oliver Dunn and Tom, with Tom hitting a two-RBI double to right center. Washington added two runs in the second to take a 4-2 lead.Although the Huskies held a slight advantage throughout the game, the Utes came within a run several times. Chandler Anderson led off the fourth with an RBI triple and scored on a sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 4-3. Washington scored two runs in the top of the fifth and Utah again rallied in the bottom of the inning with two runs on three hits to put the score at 6-5. The Huskies again pulled ahead with three runs in the sixth following a three-run home run. Utah made it 9-7 with two runs in the seventh inning. Tom walked to lead off the inning and Erick Migueles hit an RBI double. Migueles scored later in the inning on a ground out following an error.Washington added insurance runs in the late innings to pull ahead for the final score of 13-7, scoring a run in the eighth and plating three runs in the ninth.The Utes play their final series of the season on the road at Washington State beginning on Thursday, May 24, at 4:00 p.m. PT, with all three games aired on the Pac-12 Networks.last_img read more