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GOMEZ LEADS UTRGV BASEBALL TO VICTORY AT UTAH VALLEY

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OREM, Utah – Junior Anthony Gomez recorded his third-career four-hit game to lead The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) baseball team past Utah Valley University (UVU) 4-2 on Thursday at Brent Brown Ballpark.

Gomez reached base five times by going a career-high tying 4-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBI. Freshman Zach Parks also had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-5, while senior Austin Siener also homered and drove-in two runs.

Siener hit his home run, a two-run shot, off of Jake Mayer (1-3) in the first to give UTRGV (16-10, 3-1 WAC) a 2-0 lead.

Then, with the scored tied at 2, Gomez drove-in a run with a single in the fifth and homered in the seventh to put UTRGV up 4-2.

That made a winner of junior Chase Adams (4-1), who allowed two runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out four in seven innings.

UVU (9-14, 2-2 WAC) scored its runs in the second on a two-run home run by Pacen Hayes.

Junior Nikki Rowe alum Ryan Jackson pitched two scoreless innings for his sixth save.

UTRGV and UVU play the middle game of this three-game series on Friday at 7 p.m.

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