Big Sixth Inning Tops UVSC

Ryan Chambers helped the Cougars to a 13-10 victory over UVSC Thursday. Chambers homered again, making it five consecutive games with a round-tripper. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- An eight-run sixth inning propelled BYU to a 13-10 victory over Utah Valley State Tuesday night at Larry H. Miller Field.

It was BYU's (14-5-1, 2-1 Mountain West Conference) second victory over Division I newcomer UVSC (6-17) and the Cougars third victory overall.

The game was played in cold, wet conditions and it took a while for either team to heat up. BYU head coach Vance Law feels fortunate that the game even got played after nearly a half-hour delay.

"I was pleased that we got the game in," he said. "We were patient and caught a break in the weather."

The Wolverines scored first in the second inning when former Cougar Brad Hales got a bases-loaded walk. UVSC put another run up in the top of the third to take an early 2-0 lead.

BYU fought back in its side of the third, manufacturing a run to cut the lead in half. The Cougars scored when Ryan Chambers walked and was driven in by a Marcos Villezcas sacrifice fly. BYU captured the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth when Jeff Hiestand and Ben Saylor each hit the first of their two doubles and each came around to score.

BYU added two in the fifth before exploding for eight runs in the sixth inning. The Cougars sent 12 batters two the plate that inning. The sixth featured four BYU home runs. Chambers hit a round-tripper in his fifth consecutive game. Sean McNaughton and Villezcas later went deep back-to-back and Brandon Taylor added a three-run blast on the first pitch of a new Wolverine reliever. The Cougars scored seven runs before UVSC recorded an out in the inning.

"We swung the bat well in the sixth then let them back into the game," Law said.

UVSC trimmed the lead from 13-5 to 13-10--scoring three in the seventh and two in the eighth--but ultimately fell short. Justin Su`a came in and pitched a perfect ninth inning to record the save, his first of the season.

BYU continues MWC play this week when it hosts rival Utah for a three game series. The games are scheduled for Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. with a 1 p.m. start Saturday. All three games will have live audio and can be heard on KOVO 960 AM or on the Internet.

Utah Valley State at Brigham Young Univ.

Mar 22, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Utah Valley State 10 (6-17)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DREW cf.................. 5 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 3

CONNOR rf................ 6 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 1

VANCE lf................. 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 0

PERRY 1b................. 2 2 1 0 3 0 6 0 1

BATEMAN dh............... 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

GUERRERO p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BULOW c.................. 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0

NEWTON c................ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0

HALES 2b................. 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 4

CROSHAW 2b.............. 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0

SLESK ss................. 3 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0

HARRIS ss............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

MENDENHALL 3b............ 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0

TASH p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

JENSEN p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GILES p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

COON p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 10 10 9 6 5 24 8 10

Brigham Young Univ. 13 (14-5-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

LAW, Andrew 2b.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 3 1 2 2 0 0 2 5 0

RELF, Brandon ss........ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

NAKAYAMA, Apana dh....... 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 5 3 3 1 0 1 10 1 1

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

SAYLOR, Ben lf........... 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0

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

KNELL, Kory rf........... 4 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 1

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 2 2 1 2 2 0 1 0 0

SLOAN, Kevin lf......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

AYOSO, Bryce c........... 4 1 2 0 1 0 4 1 1

WOOLF, Mitch p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JENSEN, Matthew p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

BEUS, Lance p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0

SU'A, Justin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 37 13 15 11 7 5 27 11 8

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah Valley State... 011 012 320 - 10 10 3

Brigham Young Univ.. 001 228 00X - 13 15 3

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E - HALES; SLESK 2; McNAUGHTON 2; AYOSO. DP - Wolverines 1; BYU Cougars 1.

LOB - Wolverines 10; BYU Cougars 8. 2B - CONNOR 2; BATEMAN; McNAUGHTON;

HIESTAND 2; SAYLOR 2. HR - VANCE(3); McNAUGHTON(8); VILLEZCAS(2); TAYLOR(7);

CHAMBERS(5). HBP - DREW; VANCE; BATEMAN. SH - MENDENHALL. SF - VANCE;

NEWTON; VILLEZCAS. SB - BULOW; CROSHAW. CS - KNELL.

Utah Valley State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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TASH................ 4.1 5 5 2 4 3 18 23

JENSEN.............. 0.2 3 3 3 0 1 5 5

GILES............... 0.0 2 3 3 1 0 2 3

COON................ 0.2 3 2 2 0 0 5 5

BATEMAN............. 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 4 5

GUERRERO............ 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 3 4

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

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WOOLF, Mitch........ 4.0 6 3 3 2 2 17 21

JENSEN, Matthew..... 2.0 1 2 0 1 2 6 10

BEUS, Lance......... 2.0 3 5 2 3 1 9 13

SU'A, Justin........ 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

Win - JENSEN (4-0). Loss - JENSEN (2-6). Save - SU'A (1).

WP - TASH 2. HBP - by WOOLF (BATEMAN); by WOOLF (VANCE); by JENSEN (DREW).

Umpires - HP: Al White 1B: Blake Jensen 3B: Terry Balser

Start: 7:25 pm Time: 3:26 Attendance: 256

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Utah Valley State at Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Mar 22, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Utah Valley State... 011 012 320 - 10 10 3

Brigham Young Univ.. 001 228 00X - 13 15 3

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Utah Valley State starters: 1/cf DREW; 20/rf CONNOR; 8/lf VANCE; 5/1b PERRY;

23/dh BATEMAN; 21/c BULOW; 10/2b HALES; 2/ss SLESK; 11/3b MENDENHALL;

28/p TASH;

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

NAKAYAMA; 16/1b HIESTAND; 3/3b TAYLOR; 25/lf SAYLOR; 12/rf KNELL; 22/cf

CHAMBERS; 5/c AYOSO; 18/p WOOLF;

Utah Valley State - inning 1

DREW popped up to 2b. CONNOR singled to right field. VANCE grounded into

double play ss to 1b; CONNOR out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

McNAUGHTON doubled to left field. VILLEZCAS flied out to cf; McNAUGHTON

advanced to third. NAKAYAMA struck out swinging. HIESTAND struck out

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

Utah Valley State - inning 2

PERRY walked. BATEMAN hit by pitch; PERRY advanced to second. BULOW

singled to left field; BATEMAN advanced to second; PERRY advanced to

third. HALES walked, RBI; BULOW advanced to second; BATEMAN advanced to

third; PERRY scored. SLESK struck out looking. MENDENHALL popped up to

2b. DREW reached on a fielder's choice; HALES advanced to second; BULOW

out at third 3b unassisted. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

TAYLOR popped up to ss. SAYLOR grounded out to 2b. KNELL grounded out to

3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Utah Valley State - inning 3

CONNOR flied out to rf. VANCE homered, RBI. PERRY singled to left field.

BATEMAN singled to left field; PERRY advanced to second. BULOW struck out

looking. HALES flied out to lf. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

CHAMBERS walked. CHAMBERS advanced to second on a wild pitch. AYOSO

walked. McNAUGHTON reached on a fielder's choice; AYOSO out at second p

to ss; CHAMBERS advanced to third. VILLEZCAS flied out to lf, SF, RBI;

CHAMBERS scored. NAKAYAMA grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 run, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State - inning 4

SLESK grounded out to ss. MENDENHALL grounded out to ss. DREW grounded

out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

HIESTAND doubled to left field. TAYLOR grounded out to 3b. SAYLOR doubled

to center field, RBI; HIESTAND scored. KNELL struck out swinging.

CHAMBERS walked. CHAMBERS advanced to second; SAYLOR advanced to third on

a wild pitch. AYOSO reached on a fielding error by ss; CHAMBERS advanced

to third; SAYLOR scored, unearned. McNAUGHTON flied out to rf. 2 runs, 2

hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Utah Valley State - inning 5

CONNOR doubled to left field. VANCE hit by pitch. JENSEN to p for WOOLF.

PERRY walked; VANCE advanced to second; CONNOR advanced to third. BATEMAN

grounded out to ss, RBI; PERRY advanced to second; VANCE advanced to

third; CONNOR scored. BULOW struck out swinging. HALES struck out

swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

VILLEZCAS singled to right field. NAKAYAMA reached on a fielding error by

ss; VILLEZCAS advanced to second. VILLEZCAS out at second p to ss, picked

off. HIESTAND doubled to right center, RBI; NAKAYAMA scored, unearned.

TAYLOR intentionally walked. JENSEN to p for TASH. SAYLOR lined out to

2b; TAYLOR advanced to second on a throwing error by 2b, advanced to

third; HIESTAND scored, unearned. KNELL struck out swinging. 2 runs, 2

hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State - inning 6

SLESK reached on a fielding error by 2b. MENDENHALL grounded out to p,

SAC, bunt; SLESK advanced to second. DREW hit by pitch. CONNOR doubled

down the lf line, RBI; DREW advanced to third; SLESK scored, unearned.

VANCE flied out to cf, SF, RBI; DREW scored, unearned. PERRY grounded out

to ss. 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

CHAMBERS homered to right center, RBI. AYOSO singled to shortstop.

McNAUGHTON homered to left center, 2 RBI; AYOSO scored. GILES to p for

JENSEN. VILLEZCAS homered to left field, RBI. NAKAYAMA walked. HIESTAND

singled to center field; NAKAYAMA advanced to second. COON to p for

GILES. TAYLOR homered to left field, 3 RBI; HIESTAND scored; NAKAYAMA

scored. SAYLOR doubled to left field. KNELL flied out to cf; SAYLOR

advanced to third. CHAMBERS grounded out to 1b unassisted, RBI; SAYLOR

scored. AYOSO singled to left field. BATEMAN to p. / for COON.

McNAUGHTON flied out to rf. 8 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State - inning 7

BEUS to p for JENSEN. MOLINA to cf for SAYLOR. CHAMBERS to lf. BATEMAN

reached on a throwing error by 2b, advanced to second. BULOW reached on a

fielder's choice; BATEMAN out at third p unassisted. BULOW stole second.

HALES reached on a fielder's choice; BULOW out at second p to ss. SLESK

walked; HALES advanced to second. MENDENHALL walked; SLESK advanced to

second; HALES advanced to third. DREW singled up the middle, 2 RBI;

MENDENHALL advanced to third; SLESK scored, unearned; HALES scored,

unearned. DREW advanced to second on a throwing error by c; MENDENHALL

scored, unearned. CONNOR struck out, out at first c to 1b. 3 runs, 1 hit,

2 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

NEWTON to c for BULOW. CROSHAW to 2b for HALES. HARRIS to ss for SLESK.

RELF to ss for VILLEZCAS. RELF walked. NAKAYAMA singled to right center;

RELF advanced to second. HIESTAND grounded into double play ss to 2b to

1b; NAKAYAMA out on the play; RELF advanced to third. TAYLOR struck out

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

Utah Valley State - inning 8

LAW to 2b for McNAUGHTON. SLOAN to lf for CHAMBERS. VANCE grounded out to

ss. PERRY walked. BATEMAN doubled to left field; PERRY advanced to third.

NEWTON flied out to rf, SF, RBI; PERRY scored. CROSHAW singled to right

field, RBI; BATEMAN scored. CROSHAW stole second. HARRIS out at first 1b

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 8

GUERRERO to p for BATEMAN. MOLINA popped up to lf. KNELL walked. KNELL

out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. SLOAN singled to left field.

AYOSO flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Utah Valley State - inning 9

SU'A to p for BEUS. MENDENHALL fouled out to 1b. DREW flied out to rf.

CONNOR popped up to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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