Finale of 2009 Deseret Duel

Senior Kasey Ko will have played in 21 BYU-Utah games by the end of this weekend. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

The baseball portion of the Deseret Duel will be in its finale this week with a three-game series between BYU and Utah starting on Friday at Spring Mobile Ballpark.

BYU, 20-15 overall and 7-5 in the Mountain West Conference, meets Utah, 13-18 and 3-9 on Friday at 6 p.m., with Jeremy Toole (5-2, 3.59) on the mound for BYU. On Saturday Blake Torgerson (4-2, 5.62) is on the hill for the Cougars at 1 p.m. In the nightcap, BYU's starter will be Adam Miller (3-2, 3.86) in a game starting at 5 p.m.

This will be the final regular season games against Utah for eight BYU seniors. The games will be broadcast live over KSRR Radio (1400 AM) and can also be heard live on the Internet through links at www.byucougars.com.

This year Utah leads in the overall Deseret Duel standings, 39.5 to 20. BYU has a 2-1 lead in the baseball portion of the standings from games played earlier

this year and leads in the run differential, should that factor be needed as a

tiebreaker, currently at a combined 28-19.

In the most recent competition, BYU’s softball team won its portion of the Deseret Duel, sweeping Utah in two games last week and BYU’s women’s tennis team won last week in the only meeting between the two.

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