Aztecs Avoid Sweep

San Diegan Marcos Villezcas was the only BYU player to get more than one hit in a 12-1 loss at SDSU. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

San Diego (May 20, 2005)--San Diego State won its final regular home baseball game of the season Friday with a 12-1 victory over BYU.

The Aztecs locked up third place with a 23-33 overall record and a 17-13 mark in the Mountain West Conference, while second-place BYU finishes the regular season at 37-17-1 and 21-9 in the league.

The Cougars stranded three runners at third base during the game as both teams left 10 runners on the base paths.

"Unfortunately we weren't able to get anything mounted," said BYU Coach Vance Law. "We didn't come out with the same intensity. Everybody was waiting for somebody else to make it happen. I don't fault our effort, but it didn't seem to click today. We had a solid outing down here and hopefully we are able to carry some momentum into next week."

BYU plays this Thursday in the opening round of the MWC Tournament in Salt Lake City and its opponent will likely be SDSU again. SDSU plays on Wednesday in the opening day of tourney action.

On Friday, the Aztecs took the initial lead capitalizing on a pair of first-inning walks, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly. Then Lance Zawadski belted a two-run homer to give SDSU a 3-0 lead.

Ryan Chambers led off the third inning with a double for BYU's first hit of the game. Chambers advanced to third when Marcos Villezcas was thrown out at first, but he was stranded there.

Brandon Taylor got a one-out double down the line in the fourth inning. Taylor advanced to third on Ben Saylor's ground-out, but he also was stranded there.

Jordan Swayden hit a two-RBI triple in the fourth to put the Aztecs up, 5-0. Swayden tried a suicide squeeze on the next pitch, but was tagged out by Casey Cloward for the second out of the inning.

Adrian Molina was thrown out 20 feet before home plate as Swayden took a throw from right field from Jake McClintock to end the fifth inning after Sean McNaughton singled.

Molina started in place of Jeff Heistand, who sat out the game to rest his broken hand.

A ground-rule double to center field by James Guerrero extended SDSU's lead to 6-0 before Brandon Christiansen relieved James Platt on the mound in the fifth. Christiansen was ineffective and was replaced by Josh Barrett the next inning.

In the sixth, Saylor hit a two-out double for BYU's sixth hit, but he also was stranded at third.

Cougar freshman Blake Torgerson took the mound to start the eighth. He had been BYU's third-day starter, but had been out of the starting lineup for over two weeks. He surrendered a one-out homer to Zawadski, his second of the day.

Two errors in the ninth enabled BYU's Kory Knell to score its only run, but it helped the Cougars avoid the shutout.

Brigham Young at San Diego State

May 20, 2005 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Brigham Young 1 (37-17,21-9 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MOLINA, Adrian cf........ 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 0

IORG, Seth ph........... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

McNAUGHTON, Sean 2b...... 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 2

NAKAYAMA, Apana dh....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

TAYLOR, Brandon 3b....... 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

SAYLOR, Ben 1b........... 2 0 1 0 1 0 5 1 0

RELF, Brandon ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

KNELL, Kory lf........... 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

CHAMBERS, Ryan rf........ 2 0 1 0 1 1 5 0 2

SLOAN, Kevin ph......... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0

LAW, Andrew ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PLATT, James p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

CHRISTIANSEN,Brandon p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

Totals................... 35 1 7 0 3 6 24 8 10

San Diego State 12 (23-33,17-13 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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BERRY, Quintin cf........ 5 3 3 1 1 1 6 0 2

EVANS, Garrick lf........ 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0

GUERRERO, James ss....... 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 1

MCLINTOCK, Jake rf....... 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 1

ZAWADZKI, Lance 3b....... 3 3 2 4 1 0 1 1 0

O'BRIEN, Tim 1b.......... 5 2 3 0 0 1 5 0 3

UNGRICHT, Brock dh....... 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

SWAYDAN, Jordan c........ 4 1 2 2 1 0 7 0 3

DESME, Grant 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

PERRY, Kevin ph......... 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

DOUGLAS, Brett p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BRUCKART, Dan p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 12 16 12 6 6 27 6 10

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 001 - 1 7 0

San Diego State..... 300 221 22X - 12 16 2

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E - GUERRERO; ZAWADZKI. DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 10; SDSU 10. 2B - TAYLOR;

SAYLOR; CHAMBERS; BERRY; GUERRERO; SWAYDAN. 3B - SWAYDAN. HR - ZAWADZKI

2(7). HBP - MCLINTOCK; ZAWADZKI. SH - GUERRERO; UNGRICHT. SF - MCLINTOCK. SB

- BERRY 2; ZAWADZKI. CS - SWAYDAN.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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PLATT, James........ 4.1 5 7 7 3 4 14 21 -

CHRISTIANSEN,Brandon 1.1 4 1 1 2 1 8 11 -

BARRETT, Joshua..... 1.1 4 2 2 0 1 7 7 -

TORGERSON, Blake.... 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 6 7 -

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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DOUGLAS, Brett...... 8.0 7 0 0 2 5 30 32 -

BRUCKART, Dan....... 1.0 0 1 0 1 1 5 6 -

Win - DOUGLAS (2-3). Loss - PLATT (3-2). Save - None.

WP - PLATT; TORGERSON. HBP - by PLATT (ZAWADZKI); by CHRISTIANSEN (MCLINTOCK).

Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: Daniel Weikle 1B: Bruce Bayne 3B: Kelly Gonzales

Start: 1:08 pm Time: 3:40 Attendance: 462

Brigham Young at San Diego State - Play-by-Play

May 20, 2005 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 001 - 1 7 0

San Diego State..... 300 221 22X - 12 16 2

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Brigham Young starters: 1/cf MOLINA; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 15/2b McNAUGHTON; 24/dh

NAKAYAMA; 3/3b TAYLOR; 25/1b SAYLOR; 12/lf KNELL; 22/rf CHAMBERS; 9/c CLOWARD; 7/p

PLATT;

San Diego State starters: 23/cf BERRY; 18/lf EVANS; 1/ss GUERRERO; 15/rf MCLINTOCK;

5/3b ZAWADZKI; 20/1b O'BRIEN; 25/dh UNGRICHT; 12/c SWAYDAN; 8/2b DESME; 35/p

DOUGLAS;

Brigham Young 1st - MOLINA struck out looking. VILLEZCAS flied out to cf.

McNAUGHTON flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 1st - BERRY walked. BERRY stole second. EVANS walked.

GUERRERO out at first 1b to p, SAC, bunt; EVANS advanced to second; BERRY advanced

to third. MCLINTOCK flied out to rf, SF, RBI; EVANS advanced to third; BERRY scored.

ZAWADZKI homered, 2 RBI; EVANS scored. O'BRIEN grounded out to ss. 3 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - NAKAYAMA struck out swinging. TAYLOR flied out to cf.

SAYLOR walked. KNELL flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - UNGRICHT struck out swinging. SWAYDAN flied out to cf.

DESME struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - CHAMBERS doubled to right center. CLOWARD grounded out to

ss. MOLINA struck out swinging. VILLEZCAS singled to second base; CHAMBERS advanced

to third. McNAUGHTON popped up to ss. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - BERRY struck out swinging. EVANS grounded out to ss.

GUERRERO walked. GUERRERO advanced to second on a wild pitch. MCLINTOCK struck out

looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - NAKAYAMA grounded out to 1b unassisted. TAYLOR doubled to

left field. SAYLOR grounded out to ss; TAYLOR advanced to third. KNELL flied out to

rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - ZAWADZKI hit by pitch. O'BRIEN singled up the middle;

ZAWADZKI advanced to second. UNGRICHT grounded out to 1b unassisted, SAC, bunt;

O'BRIEN advanced to second; ZAWADZKI advanced to third. SWAYDAN tripled to center

field, 2 RBI; O'BRIEN scored; ZAWADZKI scored. SWAYDAN out at home c unassisted,

caught stealing. DESME flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - CHAMBERS walked. CLOWARD flied out to cf. MOLINA reached

on a fielder's choice; CHAMBERS out at second 3b to 2b. VILLEZCAS singled through

the right side; MOLINA advanced to second. McNAUGHTON singled to right field;

VILLEZCAS advanced to second; MOLINA advanced to third, out at home rf to c. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - BERRY singled up the middle. EVANS grounded out to ss;

BERRY advanced to second. BERRY stole third. GUERRERO doubled to right center, RBI;

BERRY scored. CHRISTIANSEN to p for PLATT. MCLINTOCK singled to center field;

GUERRERO advanced to third. ZAWADZKI reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; MCLINTOCK

out at second ss to 2b; GUERRERO scored. O'BRIEN singled through the left side;

ZAWADZKI advanced to second. ZAWADZKI stole third. UNGRICHT walked; O'BRIEN advanced

to second. SWAYDAN reached on a fielder's choice; UNGRICHT out at second ss to 2b.

2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - NAKAYAMA popped up to 3b. TAYLOR struck out swinging.

SAYLOR doubled to right center. KNELL singled through the left side; SAYLOR advanced

to third. CHAMBERS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - DESME flied out to rf. BERRY doubled to left field.

EVANS singled through the right side, RBI; BERRY scored. GUERRERO struck out

swinging. MCLINTOCK hit by pitch; EVANS advanced to second. ZAWADZKI walked;

MCLINTOCK advanced to second; EVANS advanced to third. BARRETT to p for

CHRISTIANSEN. O'BRIEN struck out looking. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - CLOWARD flied out to rf. MOLINA grounded out to 2b.

VILLEZCAS flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - UNGRICHT singled through the left side. SWAYDAN doubled

to center field; UNGRICHT advanced to third. PERRY,KEV pinch hit for DESME.

PERRY,KEV singled to center field, RBI; SWAYDAN advanced to third; UNGRICHT scored.

BERRY singled to center field, RBI; PERRY,KEV advanced to second; SWAYDAN scored.

EVANS grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; BERRY out on the play; PERRY,KEV

advanced to third. GUERRERO flied out to cf. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - PERRY,KEV to 2b. McNAUGHTON grounded out to ss. NAKAYAMA

flied out to cf. TAYLOR flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 8th - TORGERSON to p for BARRETT. MCLINTOCK flied out to rf.

ZAWADZKI homered, RBI. O'BRIEN singled to center field. O'BRIEN advanced to second

on a wild pitch. UNGRICHT flied out to cf; O'BRIEN advanced to third. SWAYDAN

walked. PERRY,KEV singled up the middle, RBI; SWAYDAN advanced to second; O'BRIEN

scored. BERRY flied out to rf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - BRUCKART to p for DOUGLAS. RELF pinch hit for SAYLOR.

RELF struck out swinging. KNELL reached on an error by 3b. SLOAN pinch hit for

CHAMBERS. SLOAN walked; KNELL advanced to second. LAW pinch hit for CLOWARD. LAW

reached on an error by ss; SLOAN advanced to second; KNELL scored, unearned. MOLINA

popped up to ss. IORG pinch hit for VILLEZCAS. IORG flied out to cf. 1 run, 0

hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

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