Aztecs Sweep Series

Kent Walton hit for a single, double and triple in the finale at San Diego State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SAN -- In windy conditions host San Diego State defeated BYU, 13-6, on Saturday to complete a three-game sweep over the Cougars.

A three-run homer by Nick Romero in the first inning put SDSU on top in the beginning for the first time in the series.

Romero accounted for two more RBI in the second inning to put the Aztecs up 5-0.

J.T. Musso hit a one-out double in the third to give BYU its first base runner of the game, but he made a running mistake on Kiko Hermosillo's fielder's choice and was thrown out.

The Aztecs chased freshman pitcher Tyler Westensee out of the game with a lead-off triple in the third, tallying six more runs to put them up 11-0.

The Cougars had runners on the corners in the fifth with two outs, but couldn't produce.

"The game appeared to be over after the third inning, but we made a ball-game of it even though it was a disappointing defeat," said BYU coach Vance Law. "It was a perfect opportunity to get experience for guys who don't play a whole lot and I was pleased with the way they performed."

BYU finally got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning when Kent Walton tripled with one out, the first of four consecutive hits for BYU, which turned into a pair of runs.

Cougar reserve Thomas Bills hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh to help close the gap to 13-6. SDSU is now 10-7 overall and 3-0 in the Mountain West Conference.

The Cougars, now 7-10 overall and 0-3 in the MWC, are next in action on Tuesday and Wednesday when they hosts Kansas State in a games broadcast live locally over 1400 AM KSRR Radio. The BYU-KSU series starts seven consecutive home games for the Cougars, a first for the month of March in Provo.

Brigham Young at San Diego State

Mar 15, 2008 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

Brigham Young 6 (7-10,0-3 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 4 0

WALTON, Kent cf.......... 4 2 3 1 1 0 1 1 0

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 4 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0

KO, Kasey 1b............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1

BILLS, Thomas ph/1b..... 2 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 1

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

BOWEN, Michael rf....... 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0

RELF, Brandon dh......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 3 0 1 0 0 1 5 1 2

NACAPOY, Chad c......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

HERMOSILLO, Kiko 2b...... 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 3 0

WESTENSEE, Tyler p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

AMERSON, Sean p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MICHON, Brandon p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHUTT, Justin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

WELCH, Daniel p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LEACH, J.C. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 39 6 10 6 2 8 24 14 8

San Diego State 13 (10-7,3-0 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Glover, Brandon cf....... 3 2 1 1 2 0 5 0 1

Hanzawa, Troy ss......... 4 2 1 1 1 0 1 5 0

Romero, Nick 3b.......... 4 2 3 5 1 0 2 0 0

Green, Garett 2b......... 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2

Vaughn, Cory dh.......... 4 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0

Tanos, Brett 1b.......... 4 1 0 0 1 1 10 0 0

Castro, Erik c........... 4 2 2 2 1 2 8 2 0

Colwell, Pat lf.......... 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1

Decker, Brandon rf....... 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1

Murphy, J.R. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kaufman, Shane p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 13 13 11 7 5 27 11 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 002 400 - 6 10 3

San Diego State..... 326 002 00X - 13 13 3

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E - PARKER 2; AMERSON; GREEN; TANOS 2. DP - SDSU 1. LOB - BYU 8; SDSU 7. 2B

- WALTON; BILLS; MUSSO; GREEN. 3B - WALTON; VAUGHN. HR - ROMERO(2);

CASTRO(2). SH - COLWELL. SF - DECKER. SB - MCNAUGHTON. CS - ROMERO.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WESTENSEE, Tyler.... 2.0 5 6 6 3 3 11 14

AMERSON, Sean....... 1.0 3 5 2 2 0 5 9

MICHON, Brandon..... 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 8 8

SHUTT, Justin....... 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 5 6

WELCH, Daniel....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3

LEACH, J.C.......... 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Murphy, J.R......... 6.1 7 4 3 0 6 29 29

Kaufman, Shane...... 2.2 3 2 2 2 2 10 12

Win - MURPHY (2-1). Loss - WESTENSEE (1-1). Save - None.

Umpires - HP: Rich Padilla 1B: John Ausmus 3B: Blake Jensen

Start: 1:05 pm Time: 2:36 Attendance: 587

WESTENSEE faced 1 batter in the 3rd.

Brigham Young starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 13/ss VARGAS; 9/cf WALTON; 5/3b

PARKER; 22/1b KO; 8/rf CLUFF; 4/dh RELF; 10/c MUSSO; 3/2b HERMOSILLO; 23/p

WESTENSEE;

San Diego State starters: 24/cf GLOVER; 1/ss HANZAWA; 5/3b ROMERO; 6/2b GREEN;

21/dh VAUGHN; 12/1b TANOS; 15/c CASTRO; 10/lf COLWELL; 2/rf DECKER; 27/p

MURPHY;

Brigham Young 1st - MCNAUGHTON struck out swinging. VARGAS grounded out

to c, bunt. WALTON flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 1st - GLOVER walked. HANZAWA singled to left field;

GLOVER advanced to second. ROMERO homered, 3 RBI; HANZAWA scored; GLOVER

scored. GREEN flied out to cf. VAUGHN struck out, out at first c to 1b. TANOS

struck out looking. 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - PARKER grounded out to c. KO grounded out to 2b.

CLUFF grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - CASTRO struck out swinging. COLWELL lined out to

2b. DECKER singled up the middle. GLOVER walked; DECKER advanced to second.

HANZAWA walked; GLOVER advanced to second; DECKER advanced to third. ROMERO

singled through the right side, 2 RBI; HANZAWA advanced to third; GLOVER

scored; DECKER scored. GREEN reached on a fielder's choice; ROMERO out at

second ss unassisted. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - RELF flied out to cf. MUSSO doubled to left field.

HERMOSILLO reached on a fielder's choice; MUSSO out at third ss to 3b.

MCNAUGHTON fouled out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - VAUGHN tripled to center field. AMERSON to p for

WESTENSEE. TANOS walked. CASTRO singled through the right side, RBI; TANOS

advanced to second; VAUGHN scored. COLWELL reached on an error by 3b, SAC,

bunt; CASTRO advanced to second; TANOS advanced to third. DECKER flied out to

rf, SF, RBI; CASTRO advanced to third; TANOS scored. GLOVER singled to right

field, RBI; COLWELL advanced to third; CASTRO scored. HANZAWA reached on a

fielder's choice, RBI; GLOVER out at second ss to 2b; COLWELL scored, unearned.

ROMERO walked; HANZAWA advanced to second. GREEN reached on a throwing error by

p; ROMERO advanced to third; HANZAWA scored, unearned. VAUGHN singled, RBI, out

at second cf to ss to 2b; GREEN advanced to second; ROMERO scored, unearned.

6 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - VARGAS flied out to cf. WALTON doubled to left

field. PARKER struck out swinging. KO grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - MICHON to p for AMERSON. TANOS grounded out to 3b.

CASTRO struck out swinging. COLWELL singled to right field. DECKER struck out

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

Brigham Young 5th - CLUFF struck out swinging. RELF reached on an error

by 1b. MUSSO struck out looking. HERMOSILLO singled through the right side;

RELF advanced to third. MCNAUGHTON flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error,

2 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - BOWEN to rf for CLUFF. GLOVER flied out to lf.

HANZAWA grounded out to ss. ROMERO reached on a throwing error by 3b. GREEN

doubled; ROMERO advanced to third, out at home rf to 1b to c. 0 runs, 1 hit,

1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - VARGAS struck out swinging. WALTON tripled to right

center. PARKER singled to right field, RBI; WALTON scored. KO reached on an

error by 2b; PARKER advanced to second. BOWEN singled to center field, RBI; KO

advanced to second; PARKER scored. RELF struck out looking. MUSSO fouled out to

1b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - SHUTT to p for MICHON. NACAPOY to c for MUSSO.

VAUGHN walked. TANOS popped up to 2b. CASTRO homered to right field, RBI;

VAUGHN scored. COLWELL singled through the left side. DECKER reached on a

fielder's choice; COLWELL out at second 2b to ss. GLOVER out at first p to 2b

to 1b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - HERMOSILLO grounded out to 2b. MCNAUGHTON reached on

an error by 1b. MCNAUGHTON stole second. VARGAS singled through the left side;

MCNAUGHTON advanced to third. KAUFMAN to p for MURPHY. WALTON singled to

shortstop, RBI; VARGAS advanced to second; MCNAUGHTON scored, unearned. PARKER

walked; WALTON advanced to second; VARGAS advanced to third. BILLS pinch hit

for KO. BILLS doubled to center field, 3 RBI; PARKER scored; WALTON scored;

VARGAS scored. BOWEN grounded out to ss. RELF grounded out to 2b. 4 runs, 3

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - BILLS to 1b. WELCH to p for SHUTT. HANZAWA popped

up to 2b. ROMERO singled to right center. ROMERO out at second c to ss, caught

stealing. GREEN grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - NACAPOY singled to left field. HERMOSILLO grounded

into double play 2b to ss to 1b; NACAPOY out on the play. MCNAUGHTON struck out

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

San Diego State 8th - LEACH to p for WELCH. VAUGHN popped up to 1b.

TANOS popped up to ss. CASTRO walked. COLWELL reached on a fielder's choice;

CASTRO out at second 2b to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - VARGAS flied out to cf. WALTON walked. PARKER flied

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

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