Aaron Brady tossed his first career complete game as Utah Valley topped Utah 4-2 on Friday night at Franklin Covey Field.

Brady struck out eight and allowed six scattered hits as the Wolverines (6-18-1) have now won two out of three against the Utes (11-14) with the series finale today at 1 p.m. at Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem.

"I was a little passive early, and I wasn't going after guys, but I got more comfortable and confident as the game went on," said Brady (2-2), who didn't allow a hit over the final 4 2/3 innings while striking out six over the final three innings. "This was a big win for us this weekend because it sets us up to have a chance to win the series on our home field."

Utah Valley had nine hits on the night, with two apiece by Jace Brinkerhoff and Jake Rickenbach, while Tyler Garretson drove in two runs.

Jesse Shriner had two hits to lead Utah.

The Utes (11-14 overall) scored one run in the first inning on Austin Jones' RBI double, and they held on to the 1-0 lead after four innings.

Utah starter Brian Budrow (4-2) held the Wolverines scoreless until the top of the fifth, when four errors in the inning helped UV to four runs. Budrow himself committed two throwing errors as all four runs that scored were unearned. Josh Hinckley led off the fifth with a single to left before Kevin Arendse's grounder went through the legs of Shimada at second for the first error of the inning. Cole Anderson sacrificed the runners over and reached himself when Budrow's throw was wide at first, loading the bases with no outs. Rickenbach's RBI groundout to third tied the game at one before Garretson singled up the middle to plate Arendse and Anderson, giving the Wolverines a 3-1 lead. Utah Valley scored its fourth run of the inning when Budrow's pick-off throw to first hit Brinkerhoff's helmet, allowing Garretson to score from third.

The Utes cut the lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth when Jones drove home his second run of the day on a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Cody Guymon.

Utah threatened in the sixth when the first two runners of the inning reached base and were sacrificed to second and third by DC Legg. After intentionally walking Shimada to load the bases, Brady got Guymon and Shriner to ground to Brinkerhoff at third to end the inning without any runs across. Brady retired the Utes in order in the seventh and eighth before a leadoff walk to Shimada in the ninth brought the tying run to the plate with nobody out.

The Pleasant Grove native then recorded back-to-back strikeouts of Guymon and Shriner before hitting Dustin Hennis to put the tying run at first. But Brady got Jones to pop out to Ryan Jones at second base to end the game.

BYU 10, UNLV 7: At Las Vegas on Thursday, J.T. Musso hit a three-run homer over the left-field fence in the 10th inning Thursday night to lift BYU to a 10-7 victory over UNLV.

The Cougar victory snapped a six-game losing streak as it returned to Mountain West Conference action, knocking UNLV out of second place as both teams are now 4-3 in league play.

"It was huge," said Musso of his homer. "I looked for my pitch, a fastball up. Everything we do builds up to conference play, and tonight's victory epitomizes what we do. The way Jordan (Muir) threw tonight reminded me of his freshman year; he just dominated."

SUU 4-2, IPFW 5-1: At Cedar City, the Thunderbirds split a Friday afternoon doubleheader as the IPFW Mastodons took game one 5-4 and the Thunderbirds collected the win in game two, 2-1. The split left Southern Utah with a 12-13 record (1-2 Summit) and IPFW with a 6-16-1 record with a 2-1 conference mark.

"It's good to play these close games like this," head coach David Eldredge said after the game. "It can really pay off for you as a team down the road.."

Mac Nelson's two-run RBI single in the bottom of the third proved to be the difference maker in game two as SUU starter Kyle Milling pitched six scoreless innings, finally allowing a run in the top of the seventh.

"Our guys are very confident in their abilities," Eldredge finished. "We just need to play with some consistency and play the same way every day."

The teams will wrap up the four-game series today at 2 p.m.

UTES TO PLAY IN OGDEN: The Mountain West Conference baseball series between the University of Utah and UNLV scheduled for Franklin Covey Field on April 25-27 has been moved to Lindquist Field in Ogden.

"We are excited about playing in Ogden," said Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg. "The Ogden Raptor club has been nice enough to open up its stadium so that we can play our three-game conference series with UNLV up there.

"We're looking forward to bringing college baseball to Ogden. It's a great town that supports its baseball, so we're excited to be the team that launches the 2008 season in Ogden."

The three-game series was moved because of a scheduling conflict at Franklin Covey Field with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees.