Friday, March 04, 2011

2011 Houston College Classic: Utah Beats No. 9 Texas A&M 2-1

(Utah's C.J. Cron went 2-2 with one RBI against Texas A&M. Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography, Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved)

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2011 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (March 4, 2011) The Utah Utes came into the 2011 Houston College Classic with a 0-5 record to begin their 2011 season.

They left the field at Minute Maid Park after 2.5 hours and came away with their first win of the season; a 2-1 victory over No. 9 Texas A&M.

The Utes (1-5, 0-0 MWC) took the lead in the top of the seventh inning on an RBI single by outfielder Shaun Cooper, driving in outfielder Galvin Green.

Utah took the early lead in the top of the first when shortstop James Brooks led off the game with a double.

First baseman C.J. Cron then drove him in with an RBI single.

The Aggie came back in the fifth inning to tie the game with a sacrifice bunt by center fielder Krey Bratsen, which scored third baseman Adam Smith.

Rick Anton received the win for Utah, going seven complete innings giving up five hits and one earned run while striking out eight.

In one inning of relief, Nick Fleece was charged with the loss.

Utah will next face Baylor at the 12 noon Saturday game while the Aggies will face Rice at 7 pm.

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