BYU Baseball FAQ

How has BYU fared in the Mountain West Conference since its inception in 1999?

BYU has won the MWC title twice, in 2000 and 2002. The Cougars won the tournament in 2002 by upsetting top-ranked San Diego State University in a double-header final round at Miller Park in Provo.

How has BYU fared nationally?

In 2002 the Cougars played through three rounds of the NCAA tournament, ending with a loss to USC. BYU has played in the regional tournament eight times since 1980 and has been ranked as high as No. 1 nationally (1983) by Baseball America.

How can I buy tickets?

Visit BYU's online ticket office at www.byutickets.com, or call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at 378-BYU1 or 1-800-322-BYU1.

All home baseball games are played at Miller Park. Season and individual game tickets are all reserved. Age two and older require a ticket. Cougar Cards and All-Sport Cards may be used for individual-game admittance. Present your card the week of the home game and receive a reserved ticket while supplies last. Both the card and ticket should be presented at the gate for individual-game admittance. Sales at the venue begin an hour and a half prior to game time.

How do I get to the game, and where can I park?

Baseball games are held at Miller Park, located on the northwest corner of the BYU campus, approximately 200 East University Parkway. Free parking is available in the Marriott Center and Edwards Stadium parking lots across the street from the field.

For more information and maps to the venue, visit www.byutickets.com and click on Venues link on the left menu.

How long has the Baseball program existed at BYU?

The first intercollegiate athletic event ever held in Utah was a baseball game between Brigham Young Academy and the University of Utah in 1895. The Cougars have been competing in baseball since.

When was the last time BYU went to the College World Series?

1971 marked BYU's last appearance in the World Series, where they were eliminated by University of Southern California with an 8-6 loss.

What is the Sunday Play policy?

Current NCAA rules state that if a university competing in an NCAA championship has a written policy against competition on a particular day for religious reasons, the championship schedule must be adjusted to accommodate that institution.

For the Sabbath, the 2002 NCAA Baseball Regional was rested at Dedeaux Field in Los Angeles because of BYU. BYU eliminated a pair of teams Saturday, beating Cal State Northridge in the nightcap, 7-2, to earn a rematch on Monday against USC.

The Cougars have had NCAA baseball tournaments rested in 1994 and 1979 because of the school's policy to not play on Sunday. Although the Cougars had qualified, BYU did not advance to the College World Series in 1958 and 1961 when the NCAA did not have the Sunday provision in place.

When was the last time a BYU player hit for the cycle?

In the 2006 Mountain West Conference Post-season Tournament on May 26 at Las Vegas, senior first baseman Jeff Hiestand's cycle came off a first-inning homer, a third-inning double, singles in the fourth and sixth innings and an eighth-inning triple. It marked the first cycle for BYU since Brandon Taylor turned the feat twice in 2005. Hiestand’s cycle in the 10-4 victory over host UNLV put BYU in the championship game against TCU.

What is the highest draft for a BYU player?

BYU outfielder Cory Snyder was picked third in the first round of the 1985 draft by the Cleveland Indians. He played in the big leagues for ten years, on five different teams, before ending his professional baseball career in 1994 with the Dodgers.

What is BYU's highest ranking?

In 1983, BYU's baseball team was ranked number one in the nation going into the NCAAWest Regionals at Tempe, Ariz., when the Cougars lost consecutive games to Arizona State and Fresno State. The third-ranked Cougars (Baseball America) ascended to the No. 1 ranking when they beat top-ranked San Diego State in two of three games for the Western Athletic Conference Championship in Provo.

When is the last time BYU had a no-hitter thrown?

BYU's last no-hitter was pitched by John DeSilva in 1989 against Colorado State. The Cougars have recorded a total of six no-hitters since 1970.

BYU has recorded one perfect game in its history, an 8-0 victory pitched by Bobby Noel on April 19, 1961 against the University of Montana. The Cougar Senior retired 21 batters in a row, six by strikeouts and 15 via groundouts or fly balls. Noel was an assistant coach at BYU from 1980-1998.