Jeff Gelalich led the Bruin hitting show in Salt Lake City last night (Photo Credit: Scott Wu)
The Bruins and Utes will be starting up game 2 of this weekend's series in Salt Lake City in a few minutes. Utah fans might like to forget that last night's series opener ever happened, as the 6th-ranked UCLA squad did not provide a very hospitable welcome to the Pac-12, scoring in 7 different innings - including a four run 3rd and a five run 8th - while Adam Plutko and Zack Ortiz combined on a 5-hit shutout to give the Bruins a 16-0 victory.
Nick Vander Tuig will start this afternoon for the Bruins, coming off of a performance last weekend against WSU that was not among his best, but was enough to hold the Cougars back long enough for the UCLA bats to catch fire in a 12-3 win at JRS. Utah will send Brock Duke to the mound, a Junior righthander who despite being the Saturday starter, has been the Utes best pitcher to date (2-0, 2.43 era in 29 innings).
UCLA radio is not making the trip to Utah, but the Utes do offer a free online radio feed. Like always, there is GameTracker to follow along with and for all your game updates, thoughts, stats and other goodies, Ryan's UCLA baseball Twitter has it all. This is your Utah Saturday game open thread so share updates as well as your thoughts and reactions here.