UTRGV Baseball drops series finale at Utah Valley

OREM, Utah – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) baseball team fell to Utah Valley University (UVU) 6-1 on Saturday at Brent Brown Ballpark.

Sophomore Coleman Grubbs paced UTRGV (16-12, 3-3 WAC) offensively, posting his fourth three-hit game, including a double in four at-bats. Senior Ivan Estrella recorded his eighth multi-hit game of the season, going 2-for-4 with a double.

UTRGV got its run in the sixth when senior Austin Siener grounded out to bring home Grubbs.

That was it against Kaden Schmitt (3-0), who scattered seven hits while striking out eight in nine innings.

UVU (11-14, 4-2 WAC) opened up the scoring in the third against senior PSJA alum Jorge Flores (3-2) when Trevor Peterson hit a two-run single.

Drew Sims doubled down the left field line in the fourth to put UVU up 3-0, and then Jackson Overlund hit a two-run home run in the fifth to extend UVU’s lead to 5-0.

Then, with UTRGV within 5-1 in the sixth, David Molder hit an RBI-single to complete the scoring.

UTRGV is back in action on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Houston Baptist.

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