Aztecs Hand Cougars First Home Loss

Kory Knell kept his hitting streak alive at nine games with a bunt in Thursday's game vs. SDSU (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- San Diego State pitcher Alex Hinshaw threw a complete game handing BYU its first home loss 10-4, Thursday night at Larry H. Miller Field in front of a season-high crowd of 2,015.

The Cougars, now 24-9-1 (10-3, Mountain West Conference), managed only six hits and scored no runs in the final six innings. Hinshaw struck out 12 BYU batters, keeping the Cougars' off balance all night. BYU head coach Vance Law said his hitters helped Hinshaw out.

"[After the first three innings] he came out and continued to battle," Law said. "We swung at some pitches out of the strike zone."

The Aztecs (10-22, 5-5 MWC) scored first, getting one run in the first with two singles with two out in the inning. The run came on Brock Ungricht's RBI single. The Cougars came back with a run of their own in the second inning with two outs. Marcos Villezcas doubled and scored on two SDSU errors.

BYU grabbed the lead in the second, manufacturing two runs after Kory Knell and Ben Saylor led off the inning with back-to-back hits. Knell scored on Adrian Molina's ground out and Saylor was plated on a sacrifice fly by Villezcas. The second proved to be the only inning that the Cougars managed to score multiple runs.

In the third frame, Knell led the inning off with a walk and later came home on a sacrifice fly by Casey Nelson. After that, no BYU player managed to reach second base as Hinshaw 19 of the next 20 batters he faced to finish the game.

SDSU freshman left fielder Joseph Scaperotta led the Aztecs' bats, going 2-for-5 with two home runs--the first two of his collegiate career--and three RBI.

Game two of the three game series is Friday at 7 p.m. (MDT). The Cougars will send Brandon Christiansen to the mound to try and end its two-game MWC losing streak. Friday's game will be broadcast on BYUTV and KBYU-TV channel 11 live and on KOVO radio 960 AM.

San Diego State at Brigham Young Univ.

Apr 14, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

San Diego State 10 (10-22,5-5 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

SCAPEROTTA, Joseph lf.... 5 2 2 3 0 0 2 0 0

GUERRERO, James ss....... 5 4 4 0 0 1 4 1 0

UNGRICHT, Brock dh....... 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0

ZAWADZKI, Lance 3b....... 5 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 1

O'BRIEN, Tim 1b.......... 5 1 1 0 0 4 2 0 2

MCLINTOCK, Jake rf....... 4 0 2 3 1 0 3 0 0

SWAYDAN, Jordan c........ 5 0 2 0 0 2 13 0 1

PEPPER, Sam 2b........... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

HINSHAW, Alex p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 41 10 17 10 1 10 27 2 7

Brigham Young Univ. 4 (24-9-1,10-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean 2b...... 4 0 0 0 1 3 1 5 2

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

NAKAYAMA, Apana dh....... 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

TAYLOR, Brandon 3b....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3

CHAMBERS, Ryan lf........ 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2

KNELL, Kory rf........... 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0

SAYLOR, Ben 1b........... 4 1 2 0 0 2 12 0 0

MOLINA, Adrian cf........ 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

NELSON, Casey c.......... 3 0 0 1 0 1 9 1 0

HORLACHER, Dave p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PLATT, James p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Totals................... 33 4 6 3 3 12 27 12 7

Score by Innings R H E

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San Diego State..... 101 021 203 - 10 17 3

Brigham Young Univ.. 121 000 000 - 4 6 0

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E - GUERRERO 2; HINSHAW. DP - BYU Cougars 1. LOB - SDS Aztecs 7; BYU Cougars

7. 2B - UNGRICHT; O'BRIEN; VILLEZCAS; SAYLOR. HR - SCAPEROTTA 2(2). SH -

PEPPER 2. SF - VILLEZCAS; NELSON. SB - ZAWADZKI.

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HINSHAW, Alex....... 9.0 6 4 2 3 12 33 38

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

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HORLACHER, Dave..... 6.0 11 6 6 1 6 27 29

PLATT, James........ 3.0 6 4 4 0 4 14 15

Win - HINSHAW (3-6). Loss - HORLACHER (3-2). Save - None.

WP - HORLACHER. BK - PLATT.

Umpires - HP: Kelly Gonzales 1B: Ray Belfiore 3B: Blake Jensen

Start: 7:06 pm Time: 2:54 Attendance: 2015

HORLACHER faced 1 batter in the 7th.

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

Apr 14, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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San Diego State..... 101 021 203 - 10 17 3

Brigham Young Univ.. 121 000 000 - 4 6 0

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San Diego State starters: 23/cf BERRY; 16/lf SCAPEROTTA; 1/ss GUERRERO; 25/dh

UNGRICHT; 5/3b ZAWADZKI; 20/1b O'BRIEN; 15/rf MCLINTOCK; 12/c SWAYDAN; 3/2b PEPPER;

26/p HINSHAW;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/2b McNAUGHTON; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 24/dh NAKAYAMA;

3/3b TAYLOR; 22/lf CHAMBERS; 12/rf KNELL; 25/1b SAYLOR; 1/cf MOLINA; 8/c NELSON;

11/p HORLACHER;

San Diego State 1st - BERRY grounded out to 1b unassisted. SCAPEROTTA fouled

out to lf. GUERRERO singled to left field. GUERRERO advanced to second on a wild

pitch. UNGRICHT singled to right field, RBI; GUERRERO scored. ZAWADZKI struck out

swinging, out at first c to 1b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - McNAUGHTON struck out swinging. VILLEZCAS doubled

to right center. NAKAYAMA struck out swinging. TAYLOR reached on a throwing error by

ss; VILLEZCAS advanced to third. TAYLOR advanced to second on a throwing error by p;

VILLEZCAS scored, unearned. CHAMBERS struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors,

1 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - O'BRIEN struck out looking. MCLINTOCK walked. SWAYDAN

flied out to lf. PEPPER struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - KNELL singled to third base. SAYLOR doubled down

the rf line; KNELL advanced to third. MOLINA grounded out to ss, RBI; KNELL scored.

NELSON reached on a fielding error by ss; SAYLOR advanced to third. McNAUGHTON

walked; NELSON advanced to second. VILLEZCAS flied out to rf, SF, RBI; NELSON

advanced to third; SAYLOR scored, unearned. NAKAYAMA walked; McNAUGHTON advanced to

second. TAYLOR fouled out to ss. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - BERRY grounded out to 3b, bunt. SCAPEROTTA flied out to

lf. GUERRERO singled to right field. UNGRICHT singled through the right side;

GUERRERO advanced to third. ZAWADZKI singled to center field, RBI; UNGRICHT advanced

to second; GUERRERO scored. O'BRIEN struck out looking. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors,

2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - CHAMBERS struck out looking. KNELL walked. SAYLOR

singled up the middle; KNELL advanced to second. MOLINA singled to first base;

SAYLOR advanced to second; KNELL advanced to third. NELSON flied out to rf, SF, RBI;

SAYLOR advanced to third; KNELL scored. McNAUGHTON struck out looking. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - MCLINTOCK flied out to rf. SWAYDAN singled to center

field. PEPPER grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b; SWAYDAN out on the play.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - VILLEZCAS flied out to ss. NAKAYAMA fouled out to

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

San Diego State 5th - BERRY singled to left field. SCAPEROTTA homered to

right field, 2 RBI; BERRY scored. GUERRERO struck out swinging. UNGRICHT grounded

out to 2b. ZAWADZKI grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - CHAMBERS fouled out to ss. KNELL struck out

swinging. SAYLOR struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - O'BRIEN doubled to left center. MCLINTOCK singled to

center field, RBI; O'BRIEN scored. SWAYDAN struck out swinging. PEPPER grounded out

to p, bunt, SAC; MCLINTOCK advanced to second. BERRY grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - MOLINA flied out to lf. NELSON struck out swinging.

McNAUGHTON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - SCAPEROTTA homered to right field, RBI. PLATT to p for

HORLACHER. GUERRERO singled to right field. GUERRERO advanced to second on a balk.

UNGRICHT grounded out to ss; GUERRERO advanced to third. ZAWADZKI grounded out to

2b, RBI; GUERRERO scored. O'BRIEN struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - VILLEZCAS flied out to rf. NAKAYAMA singled up the

middle. TAYLOR struck out swinging. CHAMBERS fouled out to c. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 8th - MCLINTOCK grounded out to p. SWAYDAN singled to left

center. PEPPER grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; SWAYDAN advanced to second. BERRY

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

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - KNELL struck out looking. SAYLOR struck out

swinging. MOLINA flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 9th - SCAPEROTTA flied out to cf. GUERRERO singled to center

field. UNGRICHT doubled to left center, RBI; GUERRERO scored. ZAWADZKI singled to

second base; UNGRICHT advanced to third. ZAWADZKI stole second. O'BRIEN struck out

swinging. MCLINTOCK singled to left field, 2 RBI; ZAWADZKI scored; UNGRICHT scored.

SWAYDAN struck out looking. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - NELSON flied out to cf. McNAUGHTON grounded out to

2b. VILLEZCAS flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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