Bearkats Blank Cougars

Kent Walton had the only extra base hit for BYU in the shutout by Sam Houston. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

HUNTSVILLE -- Sam Houston State again scored eight runs, but this time it blanked BYU's baseball team Friday afternoon, 8-0.

Both teams, now 1-1, square off for a rubber match on Saturday at noon. The Cougars won the opener, 17-8, on Thursday.

On Friday the Cougars appeared to start out well with Leon Johnson leading off on a bunt single then stealing second, his third swipe of the season. However, he was caught stealing third. Teammate Kent Walton got aboard on an error with two outs but was thrown out at home from centerfield to end the inning.

In the third, Daniel Vargas and Johnson led off with back-to-back singles. Then Vargas was thrown out on a double steal attempt, and the Cougars flied out consecutively.

In the fifth, J.T. Musso got his first hit of the season and advanced to second on a balk but was stranded on third after a fly-out.

The remaining two hits for BYU came in the ninth with a lead-off pinch-hit single by Stephen Wells, followed by a double from Walton. But three straight whiffs ended the game.

Walton continued his hitting streak, now at 10 games. Apana Nakayama, who redshirted last year, now has a six-game hitting streak, carried over from the 2005 season.

The Bearkats took a 4-0 lead in the third, aided by Bobby Verbick's RBI triple and Karl Krailo's RBI double. They also set the Cougars down in order in the second, fourth, seventh and eighth innings.

It was the first time in the past 125 games that BYU has been shut out dating back to April of 2004, 1-0 at New Mexico.

Brigham Young at Sam Houston State

Feb 09, 2007 at Huntsville, TX (Don Sanders Stadium)

Brigham Young 0 (1-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

FANNING, Collin lf....... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

WELLS, Stephen ph....... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

KO, Kasey 1b............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 2

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

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

JOHNSON, Jason c........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GUENTHER, Wes c......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0

WORTHAM, Jake p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

WARD, Michael p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

HOWELL, Blaine p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KIDD, Brad p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 31 0 7 0 0 5 24 12 6

Sam Houston State 8 (1-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Mann 2b.................. 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 4 0

Verbick dh............... 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

Boggs 3b................. 4 0 2 4 1 0 3 0 0

Krailo 1b................ 4 1 1 0 0 0 7 2 1

Zaleski ph/1b........... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Pugh c................... 4 0 1 1 0 1 6 1 5

Stein cf................. 4 1 1 0 0 1 6 1 3

Sebek lf................. 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0

Fry rf/p................. 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0

Mire rf................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Prihoda p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Holzbach ss.............. 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0

Howard p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Spaugh p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 8 14 8 2 6 27 12 9

Score by Innings R H E

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

Sam Houston State... 013 000 22X - 8 14 1

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E - VARGAS; Boggs. DP - SHSU 1. LOB - BYU 6; SHSU 9. 2B - WALTON; Verbick;

Boggs; Krailo; Stein. 3B - Verbick; Pugh. HBP - WALTON; KO; Verbick. SH -

Mann; Pugh. SF - Mann. SB - JOHNSON, L.. CS - JOHNSON, L.; VARGAS; Sebek.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WORTHAM, Jake....... 4.1 8 4 4 1 4 19 21

WARD, Michael....... 2.1 2 2 2 0 1 9 11

HOWELL, Blaine...... 0.1 3 2 2 0 1 4 4

KIDD, Brad.......... 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 3 5

Sam Houston State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Howard.............. 6.0 5 0 0 0 2 20 22

Spaugh.............. 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

Fry................. 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

Prihoda............. 1.0 2 0 0 0 3 5 5

Win - Howard (1-0). Loss - WORTHAM (0-1). Save - None.

HBP - by Howard (KO); by Howard (WALTON); by WARD (Verbick). BK - Howard.

Umpires -

Start: 2 p.m. Time: 2:31 Attendance: 361

HOWELL faced 3 batters in the 8th.

Brigham Young starters: 14/cf JOHNSON, L.; 17/lf FANNING; 9/2b WALTON; 24/dh

NAKAYAMA; 8/rf CLUFF; 22/1b KO; 5/3b PARKER; 10/c MUSSO; 13/ss VARGAS; 28/p WORTHAM;

Sam Houston State starters: 32/2b Mann; 28/dh Verbick; 24/3b Boggs; 21/1b Krailo;

25/c Pugh; 11/cf Stein; 3/lf Sebek; 13/rf Fry; 5/ss Holzbach; 2/p Howard;

Brigham Young 1st - JOHNSON, L. singled, bunt. JOHNSON, L. stole second.

FANNING struck out looking. JOHNSON, L. out at third c to 3b, caught stealing.

WALTON reached on an error by 3b. NAKAYAMA singled; WALTON advanced to third, out at

home cf to c. 0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Sam Houston State 1st - Mann grounded out to 2b. Verbick struck out looking.

Boggs walked. Krailo out at first ss to 2b, reached on a fielder's choice; Boggs out

on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - CLUFF flied out to cf. KO hit by pitch. PARKER flied out

to cf. MUSSO flied out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Sam Houston State 2nd - Pugh struck out looking. Stein doubled to right

field. Sebek singled to left field, RBI; Stein scored. Sebek out at second c to ss,

caught stealing. Fry flied out to rf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - VARGAS singled to right field. JOHNSON, L. singled to

right field; VARGAS advanced to second. JOHNSON, L. advanced to second; VARGAS out

at third p to 2b to 3b, caught stealing. FANNING flied out to cf. WALTON flied out

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

Sam Houston State 3rd - Holzbach singled, bunt. Mann grounded out to p

unassisted, SAC; Holzbach advanced to second. Verbick tripled, RBI; Holzbach scored.

Boggs grounded out to ss, RBI; Verbick scored. Krailo doubled to center field. Pugh

tripled, RBI; Krailo scored. Stein flied out to cf. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - NAKAYAMA grounded out to 1b. CLUFF flied out to cf. KO

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

Sam Houston State 4th - Sebek struck out looking. Fry struck out, out at

first c to 1b. Holzbach flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - PARKER grounded out to p. MUSSO singled to shortstop.

MUSSO advanced to second on a balk. VARGAS flied out to cf; MUSSO advanced to third.

JOHNSON, L. grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Sam Houston State 5th - Mann singled to center field. Verbick doubled; Mann

advanced to third. Boggs lined out to ss. WARD to p for WORTHAM. Krailo grounded out

to 3b. Pugh grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - FANNING struck out swinging. WALTON hit by pitch.

NAKAYAMA hit into double play ss to 2b to 1b; WALTON out on the play. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Sam Houston State 6th - Stein grounded out to 3b. Sebek grounded out to 3b.

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

Brigham Young 7th - Spaugh to p for Howard. CLUFF popped up to 2b. KO popped

up to 3b. PARKER grounded out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Sam Houston State 7th - Holzbach grounded out to p. Mann singled to center

field. Verbick hit by pitch; Mann advanced to second. Boggs doubled, 2 RBI; Verbick

scored; Mann scored. Krailo reached on an error by ss; Boggs advanced to third. Pugh

grounded out to p, SAC; Krailo advanced to second. HOWELL to p for WARD. Stein

struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - Mire to rf for Fry. Fry to p for Spaugh. JOHNSON, J. to c

for MUSSO. JOHNSON, J. flied out to lf. VARGAS flied out to 2b. JOHNSON, L. grounded

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

Sam Houston State 8th - GUENTHER to c for JOHNSON, J.. Sebek singled to left

field. Mire to rf for Verbick. Fry to p for Mire. / for Fry. Fry singled to center

field; Sebek advanced to second. Holzbach singled; Fry advanced to second; Sebek

advanced to third. KIDD to p for HOWELL. Mann flied out to cf, SF, RBI; Fry advanced

to third; Sebek scored. Mire flied out to rf. Boggs singled, RBI; Holzbach advanced

to second; Fry scored. Zaleski pinch hit for Krailo. Zaleski walked; Boggs advanced

to second; Holzbach advanced to third. Pugh grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - Zaleski to 1b. Prihoda to p for Fry. WELLS pinch hit for

FANNING. WELLS singled to center field. WALTON doubled to center field; WELLS

advanced to third. NAKAYAMA struck out looking. CLUFF struck out swinging. KO struck

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

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