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Dickinson breaks stolen base record in 9-4 loss to UTA

OREM, UT – Utah Valley baseball dropped a Saturday afternoon game to UT Arlington 9-4 at UCCU Ballpark. UTA (17-22, 12-8) pulled away with a four-run ninth inning in the victory. Calyn Halvorson And Cole Jordan both finished 3-for-5 in the game. Daniel Dickinson broke the program’s all-time steals record with his 35th career stolen base.

Trailing 1-0 in the third inning, the Wolverines got on the board with a pair of extra bases with one out, starting with a triple by Daniel Dickinson for Burke Camper hit a double to tie the game at 1-1. UVU took its first lead on a single up the middle by Halvorson, before later loading the bases on singles by Jordan and Nate Bachbut UTA starter Calyon Dygert got a pair of outs to end the threat.

The Wolverines used a pair of walks to push a run over in the fourth inning Garrett Broussard and Camper walked in the fourth inning. An infield single by Halvorson allowed a run to score on a late throw from second base and heads-up single by Broussard.

The Mavericks got a run back in the fifth to make it 3-2 before the bats came alive, and they took their first lead with a three-run sixth inning to make it 5-3.

UVUs Mitch Mueller pitched 5.0 innings and struck out five during the game. Eli Sundquist pitched 3.0 innings in relief and added four strikeouts.

Utah Valley appeared to rally late in the game, starting in the seventh inning, after Jordan singled through the right side and Bach singled to center to put runners on the corners. Luke Iverson picked up an RBI on a groundout to short, making it 5-4.

The Wolverines and Mavericks wrap up the series tomorrow at 12:05 PM MT. The game will be broadcast on WAC International. Utah Valley hits the road next weekend for a three-game series against WAC leader California Baptist before playing Utah Tech on April 29.