Anteaters Top Cougars, 9-6

Brandon Taylor went 3-5 with one RBI to lead the Cougars hitters in a losing cause. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Irvine, Calif.- Despite swinging hot bats Friday and out-hitting No. 19 UC Irvine, BYU dropped game two of a three game set with the Anteaters, 9-6.

The Cougars (1-1) were unable to take full advantage of 18 hits, and hold two early leads, dropped a close game to UCI (6-2). BYU left 12 runners on base in the contest.

There was more offense in game two of the three-game series with UCI. The Cougars jumped on the Anteaters early, starting the game with a Sean McNaughton single and Ryan Chambers' double. McNaughton scored on a wild pitch and Chambers scored on a Jeff Hiestand RBI groundout.

The game turned into a see-saw battle with the Cougars losing the lead in the bottom of the third only to gain it back with a three-run fourth inning capped by a Hiestand two-run single.

BYU's lead was short-lived. UCI scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth, regaining the lead 6-5 and it never looked back.

The Cougars added another run in the eighth inning on a RBI single by Brandon Taylor after McNaughton and Chambers led the inning off with back-to-back singles. The Cougars rally ended as Hiestand struck out and Apana Nakayama grounded out.

The three-game series concludes Saturday at 1 p.m. (PST). The Cougars will send junior college transfer Brandon Christiansen (0-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound against lefty Glenn Swanson (1-0, 3.00).

Brigham Young Univ. at UC Irvine

Feb 18, 2005 at Irvine, California (Anteater Ballpark)

Brigham Young Univ. 6 (1-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean 2b...... 5 3 4 0 0 0 2 4 0

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 5 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 2

TAYLOR, Brandon 3b....... 5 0 3 1 0 1 0 3 0

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 5 0 2 3 0 1 14 1 0

NAKAYAMA, Apana dh....... 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3

KNELL, Kory lf........... 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 5 0 2 0 0 3 1 6 2

NELSON, Casey c.......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0

AYOSO, Bryce ph/c....... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

WELLS, Patrick p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

TORGERSON, Blake p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BARRETT, Joshua p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 44 6 18 5 1 11 24 17 12

UC Irvine 9 (6-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JOHNSON, Erik cf......... 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

DALTON, Brett 2b......... 5 1 3 3 0 1 2 3 1

WAGNER, Mark c........... 5 1 1 0 0 0 10 3 2

ANDERSON, Matt 3b........ 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0

MARTINEZ, Jaime 1b....... 4 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 1

STEWART, Tim dh.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PETERSEN, Bryan ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MIRAMONTES, Daniel rf.... 4 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 1

LUNDAHL, Chad ss......... 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 1

DUDREY, Gary lf.......... 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

BROWN, R.J. ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

AMARA, Andy lf.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CASSEL, Justin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SCHROER, Steve p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ERICKSON, Blair p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 37 9 14 6 0 1 27 11 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 200 300 010 - 6 18 2

UC Irvine........... 012 300 21X - 9 14 1

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E - CHAMBERS; TAYLOR; ANDERSON. DP - BYU Cougars 1; CI Anteaters 1. LOB -

BYU Cougars 12; CI Anteaters 6. 2B - CHAMBERS; VILLEZCAS; ANDERSON;

MIRAMONTES; LUNDAHL. 3B - DALTON. HBP - DUDREY. SF - JOHNSON. CS - KNELL.

Brigham Young Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WELLS, Patrick...... 4.1 8 6 4 0 1 21 23

TORGERSON, Blake.... 1.2 4 2 2 0 0 9 9

BARRETT, Joshua..... 2.0 2 1 0 0 0 7 7

UC Irvine IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CASSEL, Justin...... 5.1 13 5 5 0 4 29 29

SCHROER, Steve...... 2.0 3 1 1 1 3 8 9

ERICKSON, Blair..... 1.2 2 0 0 0 4 7 7

Win - CASSEL (2-0). Loss - WELLS (0-1). Save - ERICKSON (2).

WP - CASSEL 2; SCHROER 2. HBP - by WELLS (DUDREY).

Umpires - HP: Michael Gilmore 1B: Rich Padilla 3B: Dan Perugini

Start: 6:05 Time: 3:15 Attendance: 468

Game notes:

Game 2 of 3

TORGERSON faced 3 batters in the 7th.

Play-by-Play

Brigham Young Univ. at UC Irvine - Play-by-Play

Feb 18, 2005 at Irvine, California (Anteater Ballpark)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 200 300 010 - 6 18 2

UC Irvine........... 012 300 21X - 9 14 1

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/2b McNAUGHTON; 22/cf CHAMBERS; 3/3b TAYLOR;

16/1b HIESTAND; 24/dh NAKAYAMA; 25/rf SAYLOR; 12/lf KNELL; 10/ss

VILLEZCAS; 8/c NELSON; 4/p WELLS;

UC Irvine starters: 15/cf JOHNSON; 6/2b DALTON; 32/c WAGNER; 17/3b ANDERSON;

35/1b MARTINEZ; 24/dh STEWART; 3/rf MIRAMONTES; 4/ss LUNDAHL; 2/lf

DUDREY; 25/p CASSEL;

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

McNAUGHTON singled up the middle. CHAMBERS doubled to right center;

McNAUGHTON advanced to third. CHAMBERS advanced to third; McNAUGHTON

scored on a wild pitch. TAYLOR struck out swinging. HIESTAND grounded out

to 2b, RBI; CHAMBERS scored. NAKAYAMA singled. SAYLOR flied out to cf. 2

runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 1

JOHNSON grounded out to 2b. DALTON struck out looking. WAGNER popped up

to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

KNELL grounded out to ss. VILLEZCAS struck out swinging. NELSON singled

to center field. McNAUGHTON singled to left field; NELSON advanced to

second. CHAMBERS grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 2

ANDERSON doubled to right center. MARTINEZ grounded out to 3b; ANDERSON

advanced to third. STEWART grounded out to p. MIRAMONTES doubled to right

field, RBI; ANDERSON scored. LUNDAHL grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

TAYLOR singled to center field. HIESTAND singled to second base; TAYLOR

advanced to second. NAKAYAMA fouled out to c. SAYLOR struck out looking.

KNELL grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 3

DUDREY grounded out to p. JOHNSON singled up the middle. DALTON singled

up the middle; JOHNSON advanced to second. WAGNER flied out to cf.

ANDERSON reached on a fielding error by cf; DALTON scored, unearned;

JOHNSON scored, unearned. MARTINEZ fouled out to c. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

VILLEZCAS doubled to center field. NELSON reached on a fielder's choice;

VILLEZCAS out at third p to 3b. McNAUGHTON singled to left center; NELSON

advanced to third. CHAMBERS singled to center field, RBI; McNAUGHTON

advanced to second; NELSON scored. TAYLOR singled to third base; CHAMBERS

advanced to second; McNAUGHTON advanced to third. HIESTAND singled to

right field, 2 RBI; TAYLOR advanced to second; CHAMBERS scored;

McNAUGHTON scored. NAKAYAMA flied out to rf. HIESTAND advanced to second;

TAYLOR advanced to third on a wild pitch. SAYLOR grounded out to 2b. 3

runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 4

STEWART grounded out to ss. MIRAMONTES singled to shortstop. LUNDAHL

singled to center field; MIRAMONTES advanced to second. DUDREY hit by

pitch; LUNDAHL advanced to second; MIRAMONTES advanced to third. JOHNSON

flied out to cf, SF, RBI; LUNDAHL advanced to third; MIRAMONTES scored.

DALTON tripled to right field, 2 RBI; DUDREY scored; LUNDAHL scored.

WAGNER flied out to cf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

KNELL reached on a fielding error by 3b. KNELL out at second c to ss,

caught stealing. VILLEZCAS struck out looking. NELSON popped up to 2b. 0

runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 5

ANDERSON grounded out to 2b. MARTINEZ singled to right center. TORGERSON

to p for WELLS. STEWART popped up to 1b. MIRAMONTES grounded out to 3b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

McNAUGHTON fouled out to rf. CHAMBERS singled to right field. SCHROER to

p for CASSEL. TAYLOR grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; CHAMBERS

out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 6

LUNDAHL doubled down the lf line. DUDREY popped up to c. JOHNSON grounded

out to ss; LUNDAHL advanced to third. DALTON grounded out to ss. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

HIESTAND flied out to lf. NAKAYAMA singled to right field. NAKAYAMA

advanced to second on a wild pitch. SAYLOR walked. KNELL struck out

looking. SAYLOR advanced to second; NAKAYAMA advanced to third on a wild

pitch. VILLEZCAS struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 7

WAGNER singled up the middle. ANDERSON singled to right field; WAGNER

advanced to second. MARTINEZ singled, bunt; ANDERSON advanced to second;

WAGNER advanced to third. PETERSEN pinch hit for STEWART. BARRETT to p

for TORGERSON. PETERSEN grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b;

MARTINEZ out on the play; ANDERSON advanced to third; WAGNER scored.

MIRAMONTES singled up the middle, RBI; ANDERSON scored. MIRAMONTES out at

second p to 1b to ss, picked off. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 8

AYOSO pinch hit for NELSON. AYOSO struck out swinging. McNAUGHTON singled

up the middle. CHAMBERS singled to right field; McNAUGHTON advanced to

second. ERICKSON to p for SCHROER. TAYLOR singled up the middle, RBI;

CHAMBERS advanced to second; McNAUGHTON scored. HIESTAND struck out

swinging. NAKAYAMA grounded out to ss. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 8

AYOSO to c. LUNDAHL grounded out to ss. BROWN pinch hit for DUDREY. BROWN

grounded out to ss. JOHNSON reached on a throwing error by 3b, advanced

to second. DALTON singled to right center, RBI; JOHNSON scored, unearned.

WAGNER reached on a fielder's choice; DALTON out at second 3b to 2b. 1

run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 9

AMARA to lf for BROWN. SAYLOR struck out swinging. KNELL struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. VILLEZCAS singled to center field. AYOSO

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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