Bulldogs Thump Cougars

Apana Nakayama hit a double and a triple in BYU's loss to Gonzaga.

PROVO -- Pitcher Jesse Craig and BYU couldn't overcome four costly errors at Larry H. Miller Field on Thursday night, as it lost 11-5 to Gonzaga.

Craig, 2-2, struck out the first batter he faced, and then got the other two batters to ground out to retire the side to start the game. In the bottom of the first, BYU (8-6) was able to provide Craig with immediate run support helping the Cougars jump out to a 3-0 lead on the Bulldogs (10-8).

Leon Johnson was able to get things going on a beautifully orchestrated double steal with Collin Fanning stealing second while Johnson stole home. Apana Nakayama and Kent Walton hit in the other two runs.

The Bulldogs responded by roughing up Craig in the top of the second for five hits and three runs respectively to tie the score at 3-3.

In the bottom of the second BYU was able to get another run in off a Johnson single that brought J.T. Musso into score to put the Cougars back on top 4-3.

In the bottom of the fourth Craig gave up a lead-off single to Gonzaga, but was able to get out of the inning with no further damage in large part to a heads-up double play by first baseman Kasey Ko and shortstop Dan Vargas.

The floodgates opened for the Bulldogs in the top of the fifth as they had four hits and left-fielder Mark Castellitto hit a one-out single to right field with the bases loaded, resulting in a three-base error to put Gonzaga on top 9-4. Craig was replaced by Jacob Perez in the fifth and the first two batters Perez faced he was able to force them to pop-out and end the inning.

"It's tough when you give them extra outs, instead of the standard three," said head coach Vance Law. "We didn't do a good job of battling, we've got to work hard to get better."

BYU will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak against Gonzaga on Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Miller Park.

Gonzaga University at Brigham Young Univ.

Mar 08, 2007 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Gonzaga University 11 (10-8)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Evan 2b........... 5 1 2 0 0 2 1 7 1

MCGUINNESS, Aaron ss..... 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0

HOLCOMB, Darin 3b........ 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0

WIEGAND, Ryan 1b......... 4 1 1 0 1 0 17 0 2

COLCLOUGH, Dustin dh..... 5 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

GREENSLITT, Ben pr...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CASTELLITTO, Mark lf..... 5 2 1 2 0 2 1 0 0

BLANK, Brandon lf....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WINSTON, Brian rf........ 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0

VAN WINKLE, Tyson c...... 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 3 3

RHODES, Michael cf....... 3 2 3 2 1 0 2 0 0

MONROE, Josh p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

MCCLURE, CJ p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 39 11 15 6 4 6 27 14 6

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (8-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JOHNSON, Leon lf......... 3 1 1 1 2 0 3 1 0

FANNING, Collin rf....... 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 2

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

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

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

WELLS, Stephen cf........ 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

KO, Kasey 1b............. 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 2

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 4 1 1 0 0 1 9 1 0

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

CRAIG, Jesse p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

PEREZ, Jacob p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

KIDD, Brad p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 34 5 9 4 2 4 27 16 6

Score by Innings R H E

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Gonzaga University.. 030 060 110 - 11 15 1

Brigham Young Univ.. 310 000 010 - 5 9 4

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E - HOLCOMB; FANNING; WALTON; MUSSO; CRAIG. DP - GU Bulldogs 1; BYU Cougars

3. LOB - GU Bulldogs 6; BYU Cougars 6. 2B - COLCLOUGH; NAKAYAMA. 3B -

RHODES; NAKAYAMA. HBP - WINSTON. SH - FANNING. SF - WALTON. SB - RHODES 3;

JOHNSON, L.; FANNING.

Gonzaga University IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MONROE, Josh........ 7.0 7 4 4 2 4 25 29

MCCLURE, CJ......... 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 9 9

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

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CRAIG, Jesse........ 4.1 11 9 3 1 2 23 24

PEREZ, Jacob........ 1.2 2 0 0 1 0 6 7

MICHON, Brandon..... 1.1 1 2 0 2 3 5 7

KIDD, Brad.......... 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 5 6

Win - MONROE (2-0). Loss - CRAIG (2-2). Save - None.

WP - KIDD. HBP - by KIDD (WINSTON). BK - MICHON.

Umpires - HP: Dan Weikle 1B: Alan White 3B: Jeff Jenkins

Start: 5:02 pm Time: 2:39 Attendance: 690

Gonzaga University starters: 5/2b WELLS; 11/ss MCGUINNESS; 6/3b HOLCOMB; 31/1b

WIEGAND; 12/dh COLCLOUGH; 23/lf CASTELLITTO; 4/rf WINSTON; 20/c WINKLE,VAN; 7/cf

RHODES; 33/p MONROE;

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

WALTON; 5/3b PARKER; 1/cf WELLS; 22/1b KO; 10/c MUSSO; 13/ss VARGAS; 35/p CRAIG;

Gonzaga University 1st - Brent. WELLS struck out swinging. MCGUINNESS

grounded out to ss. HOLCOMB out at first p to 2b to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - JOHNSON, L. walked. FANNING singled through the

right side; JOHNSON, L. advanced to third. FANNING stole second; JOHNSON, L. stole

home. NAKAYAMA tripled down the lf line, RBI; FANNING scored. WALTON popped up to

2b, SF, RBI; NAKAYAMA scored. PARKER singled up the middle. WELLS flied out to lf.

KO lined out to p. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Gonzaga University 2nd - WIEGAND singled to third base. COLCLOUGH singled,

out at second rf to ss; WIEGAND advanced to third. CASTELLITTO reached on a

fielder's choice; WIEGAND out at home ss to c. WINSTON singled to right field;

CASTELLITTO advanced to second. WINKLE,VAN singled to left center, RBI; WINSTON

advanced to second; CASTELLITTO scored. RHODES tripled to left center, 2 RBI;

WINKLE,VAN scored; WINSTON scored. WELLS flied out to lf. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - MUSSO singled to right field. VARGAS singled to

left center; MUSSO advanced to third. JOHNSON, L. singled down the lf line, RBI;

VARGAS advanced to second; MUSSO scored. FANNING grounded out to c, SAC; JOHNSON, L.

advanced to second; VARGAS advanced to third. NAKAYAMA struck out swinging, out at

first c to 1b. WALTON flied out to rf. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Gonzaga University 3rd - MCGUINNESS struck out swinging. HOLCOMB flied out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - PARKER struck out looking. WELLS grounded out to

2b. KO struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Gonzaga University 4th - COLCLOUGH singled up the middle. CASTELLITTO

grounded into double play p to ss; COLCLOUGH out on the play. WINSTON singled up the

middle. WINKLE,VAN flied out to rf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - MUSSO struck out swinging. VARGAS grounded out to

3b, bunt. JOHNSON, L. grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Gonzaga University 5th - RHODES singled to third base. WELLS singled to

center field; RHODES advanced to second. RHODES stole third. MCGUINNESS reached on a

fielder's choice, advanced to second; WELLS advanced to third; RHODES scored on a

throwing error by p, unearned. HOLCOMB singled to left field, RBI; MCGUINNESS

advanced to third; WELLS scored, unearned. WIEGAND walked; HOLCOMB advanced to

second. COLCLOUGH reached on a fielder's choice; WIEGAND advanced to second; HOLCOMB

advanced to third; MCGUINNESS out at home 3b to c. CASTELLITTO singled, advanced to

second on a fielding error by rf, 2 RBI; COLCLOUGH scored, unearned; WIEGAND scored,

unearned; HOLCOMB scored, unearned. PEREZ to p for CRAIG. WINSTON flied out to cf;

CASTELLITTO scored, unearned. WINKLE,VAN flied out to rf. 6 runs, 4 hits, 2

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - FANNING grounded out to 2b. NAKAYAMA grounded out

to 2b. WALTON flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Gonzaga University 6th - RHODES singled to shortstop. RHODES stole second.

WELLS singled to left field; RHODES advanced to third. MCGUINNESS reached on a

fielder's choice; WELLS advanced to second; RHODES out at home 3b to c. HOLCOMB

walked; MCGUINNESS advanced to second; WELLS advanced to third. WIEGAND grounded

into double play 2b to ss to 1b; HOLCOMB out on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - PARKER singled up the middle. WELLS flied out to

cf. KO grounded into double play ss to 1b; PARKER out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Gonzaga University 7th - MICHON to p for PEREZ. COLCLOUGH doubled to left

field. COLCLOUGH advanced to third on a balk. CASTELLITTO struck out swinging.

WINSTON struck out looking. WINKLE,VAN reached on a fielding error by 2b; COLCLOUGH

scored, unearned. WINKLE,VAN out at second p to 1b to ss, picked off. 1 run, 1

hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - MUSSO grounded out to 2b. VARGAS grounded out to

ss. JOHNSON, L. walked. FANNING fouled out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Gonzaga University 8th - RHODES walked. WELLS struck out swinging. RHODES

stole second. MCGUINNESS walked. KIDD to p for MICHON. MCGUINNESS advanced to second

on a throwing error by c, advanced to third; RHODES scored, unearned. HOLCOMB flied

into double play lf to c to 3b; MCGUINNESS out on the play. 1 run, 0 hits, 1

error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - MCCLURE to p for MONROE. NAKAYAMA doubled to center

field. WALTON grounded out to 2b; NAKAYAMA advanced to third. PARKER singled to

right field, RBI; NAKAYAMA scored. WELLS flied out to cf. KO grounded out to 1b

unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Gonzaga University 9th - WIEGAND flied out to cf. COLCLOUGH singled to center

field. COLCLOUGH advanced to second on a wild pitch. GREENSLITT pinch ran for

COLCLOUGH. CASTELLITTO struck out swinging. WINSTON hit by pitch. WINKLE,VAN out at

first 1b to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - BLANK to lf for CASTELLITTO. MUSSO grounded out to

3b. VARGAS reached on a throwing error by 3b. JOHNSON, L. grounded out to 2b; VARGAS

advanced to second. FANNING grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

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