BYU Losses In Last Inning

Washington native Sean McNaughton had four RBI for BYU against Washington State.

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PROVO -- In the first of five consecutive days with home games, BYU fell to the Washington State on Tuesday night, 13-7.

The BYU Cougars (19-30) clung to a one-run lead going into the ninth inning, but back-to-back solo home runs by Washington State's (25-20) first two batters quickly changed the momentum. The visiting team poured on five more runs before the end of their at bat in the ninth frame.

"We let one slip away tonight," BYU coach Vance Law said. "We have been struggling lately to put together a complete game. I thought our effort was there for most of the game, but we still made too many errors in the field."

Sean McNaughton proved to have the best offensive outing for BYU as he knocked in four base runners to improve his team-leading RBI season total to 46. McNaughton went 3-for-5 from the plate. BYU scattered 13 hits as a team against the Washington State pitching.

The scoring between the two teams did not start until the third inning. The Washington Cougars were able to score a few runs in the top half of the frame as they loaded with only one out. Outfielder Scott Suttmeier stepped to the plate and belted a single right up the middle of the infield to score two runners.

The Washington State offensive damage was not done until after Paul Gran hit a sacrifice fly to right field to put his team up 3-0.

BYU found a way to respond during its at bat in the third inning with two runs. J.T. Musso got things started off for the Cougars with a high bouncing infield single. Two batters later he was hit in for the first BYU run of the game with a ground out hit by Kent Walton. This was Walton's 38th RBI of the season.

Shortstop Dan Vargas followed up Walton's RBI with one of his own as he hit in Andrew Law from third base. Vargas hit a line drive to right field. This was all the offense that the Cougars could muster up in this at bat and with three innings in the books, Washington State was up 3-2.

Down one run, the BYU Cougars were the first to break onto the scoreboard again as they took their first lead of the game with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. In this frame the offense was sparked by two players that were involved earlier in the game -- Andrew Law and McNaughton. Law led off the inning with a double down the left field line and then McNaughton hit in with a double to the left center gap.

Later in that at-bat for BYU, Kasey Ko hit in Vargas to give the Cougars their first lead of the game at 4-3 after five innings of play.

The sixth inning saw both teams hit record runs. Washington State created a lead change as three runs were produced in the top half of the inning, while BYU tied the game back up as an answer of two runs was had by the home team. The score was knotted up at 6-6 at the end of the sixth.

BYU's leftfielder McNaughton came through again as he hit two more RBI for his team with a double deep down the left field line. Bryce Ayoso scored from third and Law came in all the way from first base on the double by McNaughton.

Brandon Relf's one out single in the seventh inning proved to be very valuable for BYU. After Relf reached base, he stole second and advanced forward to third on a wild pitch. Then with two down, Washington State's pitcher had another wild pitch which Relf scored on to break the tie, 7-6 in BYU's favor after seven innings.

Gran and Jim Murphy took the wind out of the home team's sails with the back-to-back home runs in the top of the ninth inning with no outs for Washington State. The visiting team took the lead 8-7 with two swings of the bat. Gran took the ball deep over the right field fence, while Murphy struck the ball hard enough to send it over the right-center field wall.

Washington State continued to pour it on as it recorded five more runs. This was the last scoring of the game for either side as the game ended 13-7 in favor of the visiting Cougars.

BYU and Washington State will finish this two-game series Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Larry H. Miller Field.

Washington St. at Brigham Young Univ.

May 06, 2008 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Washington St. 13 (25-20)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Coulter, T. cf........... 5 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0

Kuykendall cf........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Suttmeier, S rf.......... 6 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 1

Fanelli, M. rf.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gran, P. 3b.............. 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 1

Murphy, J. 1b............ 6 1 2 1 0 1 14 0 1

Prince, J. p/dh.......... 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4

Weber, M. 2b............. 5 2 2 0 0 1 3 3 0

Burg, A. c............... 3 2 2 1 0 0 7 1 1

Way, M. pr.............. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lagreid, G. c........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Reynolds, S. lf.......... 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

Tubbs, R. lf............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Vucinich, S. ss.......... 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 7 1

Davis, A. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 42 13 17 12 2 6 27 16 9

Brigham Young Univ. 7 (19-30)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 5 0 3 4 0 0 3 0 0

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 4 1 1 1 1 0 3 3 0

WALTON, Kent cf.......... 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 2

KO, Kasey 1b............. 5 0 3 1 0 0 8 0 0

RELF, Brandon 3b......... 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 1 2

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 2

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

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 2 1

LAW, Andrew 2b........... 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0

WESTENSEE, Tyler p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

AMERSON, Sean p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

MILLER, Jared p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

JUDD, Eric p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHUTT, Justin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 39 7 13 6 3 8 27 9 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Washington St....... 003 003 007 - 13 17 0

Brigham Young Univ.. 002 022 100 - 7 13 6

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E - VARGAS 2(23); RELF 2(10); CLUFF(9); WESTENSEE(5). DP - BYU Cougars 2.

LOB - WSU 9; BYU Cougars 9. 2B - Weber, M.(4); Vucinich, S.(14); MCNAUGHTON

2(19); KO(10); AYOSO(6); LAW(2). HR - Gran, P.(9); Murphy, J.(11). HBP -

Burg, A. 2; Reynolds, S.; LAW. SH - Vucinich, S.(6). SF - Gran, P.(5). SB -

Coulter, T.(8); RELF(5). CS - Murphy, J.(1); MCNAUGHTON(7).

Washington St. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Prince, J........... 5.1 10 6 6 1 5 25 27

Davis, A............ 3.2 3 1 1 2 3 14 16

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

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WESTENSEE, Tyler.... 5.1 6 6 3 2 4 21 27

MICHON, Brandon..... 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 2 2

AMERSON, Sean....... 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 6 7

MILLER, Jared....... 0.2 3 3 3 0 0 5 5

WARD, Michael....... 0.1 3 3 3 0 0 4 4

JUDD, Eric.......... 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 2

SHUTT, Justin....... 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

Win - Davis, A. (5-2). Loss - MILLER (4-2). Save - None.

WP - Prince, J. 2(3); Davis, A. 2(5); WESTENSEE(1); SHUTT(5). HBP - by WESTENSEE

(Burg, A.); by Prince, J. (LAW); by WESTENSEE (Burg, A.); by WESTENSEE

(Reynolds, S.).

Umpires - HP: Blake Jensen 1B: Bradley Hungerford 3B: Lew Carleton

Start: 7:08 pm Time: 3:23 Attendance: 1117

MILLER faced 3 batters in the 9th.

JUDD faced 2 batters in the 9th.

Washington St. starters: 1/cf Coulter, T.; 3/rf Suttmeier, S; 13/3b Gran, P.;

44/1b Murphy, J.; 18/p Prince, J.; 10/2b Weber, M.; 8/c Burg, A.; 24/lf

Reynolds, S.; 12/ss Vucinich, S.;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 13/ss VARGAS; 9/cf WALTON;

22/1b KO; 4/3b RELF; 8/rf CLUFF; 11/dh AYOSO; 10/c MUSSO; 6/2b LAW; 23/p

WESTENSEE;

Washington St. 1st - / for Prince, J.. Coulter, T. struck out swinging,

out at first c to 1b. Suttmeier, S grounded out to 1b unassisted. Gran, P.

flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - /. MCNAUGHTON singled to right center.

MCNAUGHTON out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. VARGAS grounded out to 2b.

WALTON grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington St. 2nd - Murphy, J. singled to shortstop. Prince, J. flied

out to rf. Weber, M. struck out, hit into double play c to ss; Murphy, J. out

on the play, caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - KO singled up the middle. RELF struck out

swinging. CLUFF grounded out to 3b; KO advanced to second. AYOSO grounded out

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

Washington St. 3rd - Burg, A. hit by pitch. Reynolds, S. struck out

swinging; Burg, A. advanced to second on a wild pitch. Vucinich, S. reached on

a throwing error by p; Burg, A. advanced to third. Coulter, T. walked;

Vucinich, S. advanced to second. Suttmeier, S singled up the middle, 2 RBI;

Coulter, T. advanced to third; Vucinich, S. scored, unearned; Burg, A. scored.

Gran, P. flied out to rf, SF, RBI; Coulter, T. scored, unearned. Murphy, J.

reached on a fielding error by 3b; Suttmeier, S advanced to second. Prince, J.

flied out to cf. 3 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - MUSSO singled to third base. LAW hit by pitch;

MUSSO advanced to second. LAW advanced to second; MUSSO advanced to third on a

wild pitch. MCNAUGHTON grounded out to 2b, RBI; LAW advanced to third; MUSSO

scored. VARGAS singled to right field, RBI; LAW scored. WALTON struck out

swinging. KO doubled down the lf line; VARGAS advanced to third. RELF struck

out swinging. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Washington St. 4th - Weber, M. fouled out to 1b. Dropped foul ball, E5.

Burg, A. hit by pitch. Reynolds, S. hit by pitch; Burg, A. advanced to second.

Vucinich, S. grounded into double play ss to 1b; Reynolds, S. out on the play.

0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - CLUFF grounded out to 2b. AYOSO struck out

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

Washington St. 5th - Coulter, T. singled, bunt. Suttmeier, S flied out

to cf. Coulter, T. stole second. Gran, P. walked. Murphy, J. struck out

swinging. Prince, J. reached on a fielder's choice; Gran, P. out at second 3b

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - LAW doubled to left field. MCNAUGHTON doubled

to left center, RBI; LAW scored. VARGAS reached on a fielder's choice;

MCNAUGHTON out at third ss to 3b. WALTON grounded out to ss; VARGAS advanced to

second. KO singled to left field, RBI; VARGAS scored. KO advanced to second on

a wild pitch. RELF walked. CLUFF grounded out to p. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Washington St. 6th - Weber, M. doubled down the lf line. Burg, A.

singled to right field, RBI; Weber, M. scored. Reynolds, S. flied out to lf.

Vucinich, S. doubled to right field; Burg, A. advanced to third. MICHON to p

for WESTENSEE. Coulter, T. singled to shortstop, advanced to second on a

throwing error by ss, 2 RBI; Vucinich, S. scored, unearned; Burg, A. scored.

Suttmeier, S struck out looking. AMERSON to p for MICHON. Gran, P. grounded out

to ss. 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - AYOSO doubled to center field. MUSSO struck

out swinging. LAW singled, bunt; AYOSO advanced to third. Prince, J. to dh.

Davis, A. to p. MCNAUGHTON doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; LAW scored; AYOSO

scored. VARGAS grounded out to 3b. WALTON struck out swinging. 2 runs, 3

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington St. 7th - Murphy, J. flied out to lf. Prince, J. grounded out

to ss. Weber, M. singled up the middle. Burg, A. flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - KO grounded out to 1b unassisted. RELF singled

up the middle. CLUFF struck out swinging. RELF stole second. AYOSO walked; RELF

advanced to third on a wild pitch. AYOSO advanced to second; RELF scored on a

wild pitch. MUSSO grounded out to ss. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington St. 8th - Reynolds, S. singled up the middle. Vucinich, S.

grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; Reynolds, S. advanced to second. MILLER to p for

AMERSON. Coulter, T. grounded out to 2b; Reynolds, S. advanced to third.

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

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - LAW grounded out to 3b. MCNAUGHTON popped up

to 2b. VARGAS walked. WALTON reached on a fielder's choice; VARGAS out at

second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington St. 9th - Gran, P. homered to right field, RBI. Murphy, J.

homered to center field, RBI. Prince, J. singled to center field. WARD to p for

MILLER. Weber, M. reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to second on a

throwing error by ss; Prince, J. out at second p to ss. Burg, A. singled to

left center; Weber, M. advanced to third. Way, M. pinch ran for Burg, A..

Reynolds, S. singled to shortstop, RBI; Way, M. advanced to second; Weber, M.

scored. Vucinich, S. singled to shortstop; Reynolds, S. advanced to second;

Way, M. advanced to third. JUDD to p for WARD. Coulter, T. singled to first

base, RBI; Vucinich, S. advanced to second; Reynolds, S. advanced to third;

Way, M. scored. Suttmeier, S singled to right field, advanced to second on a

fielding error by rf, 2 RBI; Coulter, T. scored; Vucinich, S. scored; Reynolds,

S. scored. SHUTT to p for JUDD. Suttmeier, S advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Gran, P. struck out swinging. Murphy, J. flied out to cf. 7 runs, 8 hits, 2

errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 9th - Kuykendall to cf for Coulter, T.. Fanelli, M.

to rf for Suttmeier, S. Lagreid, G. to c for Way, M.. Tubbs, R. to lf for

Reynolds, S.. KO grounded out to ss. RELF struck out swinging. CLUFF singled up

the middle. AYOSO flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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