Duff Tittle | Posted: 3 May 2021 | Updated: 5 May 2021

BYU, UVU in UCCU Crosstown Clash on Tuesday

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BSB Freddy Achecar vs UVU


PROVO, Utah — BYU baseball returns to action on Tuesday, May 4 in the UCCU Crosstown Clash with rival Utah Valley at 6 p.m. MT at UCCU Ballpark in Orem. 

The game will be broadcast live on the BYU Sports Network—BYU Radio 107.9 FM, BYUcougars.com and BYU Cougars App, with Greg Wrubell on play-by-play. 

Tuesday will mark the 41st game between BYU and UVU and the second of two games on the 2021 schedule. The Cougars defeated the Wolverines, 11-7, in the first game of the UCCU Crosstown Clash on March 23 at Miller Park in Provo. 

The Cougars are 31-9 all-time and have won the last 10 contests over the Wolverines, the longest winning streak in series history. In 2020, BYU won 5-4 in Provo in what would be the only home game for the Cougars during the Covid-shortened 2020 season.

UVU enters Tuesday’s contest with a 7-35 overall record and 5-23 in Western Athletic Conference play. The Wolverines are coming off four-games at Dixie State last weekend that saw the Trailblazers sweep the series. 

BYU also played four games last week, going 4-0 to improve to 16-23 on the year and 9-9 in West Coast Conference play. The four Cougar wins including a victory over No. 26 ranked ASU (8-5) and a three-game sweep of WCC foe Saint Mary's (12-0, 4-2, 4-3).

Cougar outfielder Cole Gambill was named the UCU WCC Player of the Week on Monday for his overall performance last week. In 15 at bats over the four games, Gambill had eight hits including three home runs, scored six runs, had six RBI and drew three walks. Gambill had a hit in all four games, with multiple hits in three of the four. He amassed 18 total bases, hit .533 and posted an on base percentage of .611.

Following the Tuesday night game at UVU, BYU will travel to California for a three-game series with WCC leader San Diego (28-8). Thursday-Friday games are set for 6 p.m. PT, with the Saturday contest scheduled for 1 p.m. PT. The Toreros have won their last eight games, including back-to-back series sweeps of Santa Clara and Pepperdine in WCC action.