Bearcats Bounce Cougars

Steve Parker hit a towering homer to lead off the second inning in BYU's loss to Binghamton. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Starting out strong in the first two innings, Binghamton University continued to charge Saturday, landing an 11-6 win over BYU.

The first inning was the start to the Bearcat lead. After a double to centerfield, Justin Smucker was shortly back at home following a deep single from Matt Simek. A Bearcat sac fly brought Simek home bringing the lead to 2-0 as BYU committed three errors.

On the first hit of the second inning, Bearcat Pat Haughie homered, stretching the lead to 3-0.

The second inning was the perfect time for the Cougars to show they wanted to take control of the game. Third baseman, Steve Parker was first to score for BYU with a powerful home run. J.T. Musso continued to add runs on the board after hitting a ground ball to the shortstop and being brought home by Austin Hall's double.

In the fourth, the Bearcats built a strong lead scoring seven runs, six earned, bringing the score 10-2.

BYU tried to stage a comeback in the bottom of the sixth. Thomas Bills set-out to lessen the scoring gap with a centerfield single. Bills made it home after Musso pounded the ball to left field. Chase Frampton scored another run for the Cougars. Then Musso made it home after a hit to left field from Leon Johnson, which made the score, 10-5.

In the seventh inning, the Bearcats scored their last run of the night after Henry Dunn was hit by a pitch, advanced on a sac bunt and a wild pitch, then made it home on Simek's single, putting Binghamton up 11-5.

At the bottom of the seventh, BYU's Kent Walton made it home following a lead-off triple to bring BYU back within five, 11-6.

BYU is tied with the Bearcats in the series 1-1. The two will meet again Monday at 4 p.m. at the Larry H. Miller Field when Jesse Craig is scheduled to pitch for the Cougars.

Binghamton Univ. at Brigham Young Univ.

Mar 31, 2007 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Binghamton Univ. 11 (6-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Smucker, Justin ss....... 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 3 0

James, Ryan 3b........... 6 2 2 1 0 2 0 6 0

Simek, Matt 2b........... 4 1 1 2 0 0 3 6 0

Hitchcock, Brendon 1b.... 5 1 1 1 0 0 13 1 2

Wertepny, Jeff dh........ 5 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

Monaco, Jeff rf.......... 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1

Charron, Joe lf.......... 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2

Haughie, Pat c........... 5 2 2 1 0 2 5 0 2

Dunn, Henry cf........... 4 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 2

Diamond, Scott p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Smith, Murphy p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Afify, Khalid p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 42 11 15 9 1 8 27 16 9

Brigham Young Univ. 6 (15-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JOHNSON, Leon cf......... 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 3

FANNING, Collin rf....... 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

NAKAYAMA, Apana lf....... 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1

WALTON, Kent 2b.......... 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 3 1

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

BILLS, Thomas 1b......... 4 1 1 1 0 0 10 0 0

FRAMPTON, Chase dh....... 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

JOHNSON, Jason ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 4 2 3 1 0 0 7 1 0

HALL, Austin ss.......... 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 3 0

MUIR, Jordan p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

MICHON, Brandon p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

WARD, Michael p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

STAMBAUGH, J.D. p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 39 6 13 5 1 5 27 10 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Binghamton Univ..... 210 700 100 - 11 15 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 020 003 100 - 6 13 6

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E - PARKER 4(9); HALL 2(9). DP - Bearcats 1; BYU Cougars 1. LOB - Bearcats

9; BYU Cougars 7. 2B - Smucker(5); NAKAYAMA(8); WALTON(12); MUSSO(6);

HALL(7). 3B - WALTON(4). HR - Haughie(1); PARKER(4). HBP - Dunn. SH -

Smucker(1). SF - Simek(1); Monaco(1). SB - James(1); Simek(4); JOHNSON,

L.(14); FANNING(10); HALL(5). CS - James(1).

Binghamton Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Diamond, Scott...... 5.0 9 4 4 1 3 24 25

Smith, Murphy....... 3.0 3 2 1 0 2 12 12

Afify, Khalid....... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3

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

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MUIR, Jordan........ 3.0 9 9 7 1 1 18 21

MICHON, Brandon..... 2.0 3 1 1 0 2 10 10

WARD, Michael....... 1.2 2 1 1 0 3 6 8

STAMBAUGH, J.D...... 2.1 1 0 0 0 2 8 8

Win - Diamond (1-0). Loss - MUIR (4-2). Save - None.

WP - Diamond(2); MUIR(3); WARD(1). HBP - by WARD (Dunn). BK - Diamond(1). PB -

Haughie 3(5).

Umpires - HP: Jon Clark 1B: Blyden Loutensock 3B: Scott MacMurdo

Start: 8:04 pm Time: 3:06 Attendance: 1324

Game notes:

Game 2 of 3

MUIR faced 6 batters in the 4th.

Diamond faced 2 batters in the 6th.

Binghamton Univ. starters: 15/ss Smucker; 20/3b James; 8/2b Simek; 32/1b Hitchcock;

17/dh Wertepny; 16/rf Monaco; 3/lf Charron; 11/c Haughie; 2/cf Dunn; 34/p Diamond;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 14/cf JOHNSON, L.; 17/rf FANNING; 24/lf NAKAYAMA; 9/2b

WALTON; 5/3b PARKER; 30/1b BILLS; 16/dh FRAMPTON; 10/c MUSSO; 18/ss HALL; 12/p MUIR;

Binghamton Univ. 1st - Smucker doubled to center field. James singled to

shortstop; Smucker advanced to third. Simek flied out to rf, SF, RBI; Smucker

scored. James stole second. Hitchcock reached on a throwing error by 3b. Wertepny

reached on a fielding error by ss; Hitchcock advanced to second; James advanced to

third. Monaco flied out to cf, SF, RBI; Wertepny advanced to second; Hitchcock

advanced to third on a fielding error by 3b; James scored, unearned. Charron flied

out to lf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 3 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - JOHNSON, L. grounded out to 3b. FANNING singled to

second base. NAKAYAMA struck out swinging. FANNING stole second. WALTON grounded out

to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Binghamton Univ. 2nd - Haughie homered to left field, RBI. Dunn singled,

advanced to second on an error by 3b. Smucker reached on a fielder's choice; Dunn

out at third p to 3b. James struck out swinging, out at first c to ss, caught

stealing; Smucker out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - PARKER homered to right field, RBI. BILLS grounded

out to 3b. FRAMPTON flied out to cf. MUSSO singled to shortstop. MUSSO advanced to

second on a balk. MUSSO advanced to third on a passed ball. HALL doubled to center

field, RBI; MUSSO scored. HALL stole third. JOHNSON, L. flied out to cf. 2 runs,

3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Binghamton Univ. 3rd - Simek grounded out to ss. Hitchcock grounded out to

ss. Wertepny singled to center field. Monaco popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - FANNING grounded out to ss. NAKAYAMA fouled out to

ss. WALTON doubled to center field. PARKER struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Binghamton Univ. 4th - Charron walked. Haughie singled to left field; Charron

advanced to second. Dunn singled, bunt; Haughie advanced to second; Charron advanced

to third. Dunn advanced to second; Haughie advanced to third; Charron scored on a

wild pitch. Smucker singled to left center, RBI; Dunn advanced to third; Haughie

scored. James singled to shortstop, RBI; Smucker advanced to second; Dunn scored.

Simek reached on a throwing error by 3b, advanced to second; James advanced to

third; Smucker scored. MICHON to p for MUIR. Hitchcock singled up the middle, RBI;

Simek advanced to third; James scored. Wertepny singled down the lf line, RBI;

Hitchcock advanced to second; Simek scored, unearned. Monaco struck out swinging.

Charron singled to right field, RBI; Wertepny advanced to second; Hitchcock scored.

Haughie struck out swinging. Dunn grounded out to 2b. 7 runs, 7 hits, 1 error, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - BILLS grounded out to ss. FRAMPTON struck out

looking. MUSSO doubled to left field. HALL singled to shortstop; MUSSO advanced to

third. JOHNSON, L. reached on a fielder's choice; HALL out at second ss to 2b. 0

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Binghamton Univ. 5th - Smucker grounded out to p, bunt. James reached on a

fielding error by ss, advanced to second. Simek grounded out to ss; James advanced

to third. Hitchcock grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - FANNING flied out to rf. NAKAYAMA doubled to left

center. WALTON grounded out to 3b. PARKER grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Binghamton Univ. 6th - WARD to p for MICHON. Wertepny struck out swinging.

Monaco singled up the middle. Charron struck out looking. Haughie flied out to cf.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - BILLS singled up the middle. BILLS advanced to

second on a wild pitch. FRAMPTON walked. Smith to p for Diamond. MUSSO singled to

right field, RBI; FRAMPTON advanced to second; BILLS scored. MUSSO advanced to

second; FRAMPTON advanced to third on a passed ball. MUSSO advanced to third;

FRAMPTON scored on a passed ball. HALL struck out swinging. JOHNSON, L. singled to

left field, RBI; MUSSO scored, unearned. JOHNSON, L. stole second. FANNING grounded

out to 2b; JOHNSON, L. advanced to third. NAKAYAMA grounded out to 2b. 3 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Binghamton Univ. 7th - Dunn hit by pitch. Smucker grounded out to p

unassisted, SAC, bunt; Dunn advanced to second. James struck out looking. Dunn

advanced to third on a wild pitch. Simek singled to shortstop, RBI; Dunn scored.

STAMBAUGH to p for WARD. Simek stole second. Hitchcock grounded out to p. 1 run,

1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - WALTON tripled to left field. PARKER struck out

swinging. BILLS out at first 1b to p, RBI; WALTON scored. JOHNSON, J. pinch hit for

FRAMPTON. JOHNSON, J. flied out to cf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Binghamton Univ. 8th - Wertepny popped up to 2b. Monaco struck out looking.

Charron singled up the middle. Haughie struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - MUSSO lined out to 2b. HALL grounded out to 3b.

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

Binghamton Univ. 9th - Dunn popped up to 2b. Smucker grounded out to 2b.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - Afify to p for Smith. FANNING grounded out to 2b.

NAKAYAMA singled to shortstop. WALTON grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b;

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

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