After getting swept at Utah over the weekend, the University of Arizona baseball team took out its frustrations on host BYU on Monday. The Wildcats (18-11) snapped a three-game losing streak with an 11-5 win over the No. 19-ranked Cougars in Provo, Utah.
Bobby Dalbec (6-3) earned the win in his first start of the year, allowing five runs in 7º innings.
He got plenty of help from the offense.
Jared Oliva and Ryan Aguilar both homered, and Cesar Salazar and Louis Boyd had three hits.
The Wildcats scored three runs in the fourth to take the lead for good. Kyle Lewis scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at three, and Cody Ramer put down a sacrifice bunt so effective that two runs scored on the play to put UA up 5-3.
Oliva smashed a three-run homer in the sixth to put the Wildcats up 8-3.
Aguilar wrapped up the scoring with a solo homer in the eighth.
BYU fell to 23-4. UA hosts Washington State at 6 p.m. Friday for the start of a three-game series.