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BYU hosts Utes for 3-game series

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PROVO — A six-game home stand begins today for the BYU baseball team as the University of Utah comes to Provo for a three-game series at Larry H. Miller Field.

The Cougars host the Utes at 7 p.m. on today and Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday's game will be televised live on BYU-TV.

The Cougars, 16-25 and 6-9 in the Mountain West Conference, return home after snow postponed the three-game series with Air Force. The Utes won two of three games against San Diego State last week improving their record to 12-23 and 5-10.

Probable pitching starters for BYU are Patrick Wells (5-3, 5.47) on Thursday and Nick Lemon (1-3, 3.68) on Friday, with Saturday's yet to be determined.

BYU has a 191-84-1 all-time record over Utah including a current 10-game winning streak. When the two last met, a marathon resulted — a March 27 doubleheader at Frankliln Covey Field in Salt Lake City that lasted 27 innings and eight hours. The Cougars won both games in extra innings, including a school-record 17-inning victory.

BYU's May 18 game against Utah Valley State College has been canceled due to schedule conflicts. Also, the AFA series is now a six-game series in Provo on May 20-22.