Cougars Can't Catch Huskies

Jeff Hiestand homered for the Cougars' only run against Washington in the opener. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SEATTLE -- A seventh-inning solo homer by Jeff Hiestand wasn't enough for BYU as Washington's pitching stymied the Cougars with 20 strikeouts in a 10-1 loss Thursday.

The Cougars didn't get run on the board against the Huskies until Hiestand's homer agaist Washington reliever Nick Haughian. The hot-hitting Cougar collected his second home home run in as many games and his fifth of the season. With the loss BYU falls to 14-19 while Washington improves to 23-13.

Cougar starter Mitch Woolf struggled to find his control through three and two-thirds innings pitched, allowing five runs on three hits while walking seven and striking out two. Woolf started in place of Patrick Wells, who didn't make the trip. Reliever James Platt didn't fare much better than Woolf, allowing four runs on five hits through one and one-third innings pitched.

Marcos Villezcas broke up a no-hit bid by Husky starter Tim Lincecum in the fourth inning on a screaming one-out double down the left field line. He was then stranded at second as Lincecum collected his eighth and ninth strikeouts to end the inning.

Washington starter and national strikeout leader Lincecum struck out the side in both the first and second innings, baffling the Cougar lineup with a nasty curveball and a fastball clocked earlier season at nearly 100 mph.

Through three frames he remained perfect, having struck out seven of the first nine he faced. On the night he collected 14 strikeouts in six innings pitched while walking just one giving up just one hit. The Cougars weren't able to put a run up against the hurler as he increased his shutout streak to 34.2 innings.

The 20 strikeouts are the most by the Cougars since the 2000 season in a loss to UNLV in Provo.

In the fourth inning Washington collected six runs on four hits to push the game out of reach to 7-0.

Kasey Ko drew the Cougars' first walk against Lincecum in the top of the fifth, becoming just the second base runner for BYU. The big freshman found himself standing on second with two outs after a sacrifice grounder by Cougar third baseman Chris Johnson, but wasn't able to score.

Washington scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 9-0 in favor of the Huskies.

Jake Wortham came in to pitch for the Cougars in the top of the sixth, and after allowing a lead-off double to left, he struck out a Husky base runner for the first out. Adrian Molina then showed some stellar defense in center when he charged in to catch a shallow fly and doubled up the runner at second to end the scoring threat.

A home run off Wortham by Danny Cox in the seventh was the last the Huskies would score. The round-tripper was the only one allowed by the Cougars to the No. 3 home run-hitting team in the nation.

The teams face off for two more games this week in Seattle: Friday night at 6:30 p.m. PDT and Saturday afternoon at noon PDT.

Brigham Young at Washington

Apr 13, 2006 at Seattle, Wash. (Husky Ballpark)

Brigham Young 1 (14-19)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JOHNSON, Seth lf......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0

CARTER, Austin lf....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 0

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

BARNES, Clayton ph...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 3 1 1 1 0 2 3 2 1

KO, Kasey dh............. 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

MOLINA, Adrian cf........ 3 0 0 0 0 3 4 1 0

JOHNSON, Chris 3b........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0

JOHNSON, Jason ph/2b.... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 1

BANKS, Stetson 2b........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0

VARGAS, Daniel ph/3b.... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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

PLATT, James p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

Totals................... 29 1 2 1 1 20 24 8 2

Washington 10 (23-13)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Rife, Jake dh............ 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0

Petersen, Trevor ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hague, Matt rf........... 1 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 0

Conley, Kyle ph/rf...... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Clem, Zach lf............ 3 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0

Burnham, Nick ph/lf..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Lane, Matt c............. 3 1 0 0 0 0 15 0 1

Dunn, Joey c............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0

Rindal, Curt 1b.......... 3 1 2 3 1 0 3 1 0

James, Jeff ph/1b....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Stevens, Matt 3b......... 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 5

Boyer, Bradley 3b....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Anderson, Ryan 2b........ 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2

Cox, Danny ss............ 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0

Kaluza, Brett cf......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Burgher, Michael cf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lincecum, Tim p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Haughian, Nick p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lentz, Richie p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McKerney, Brandon p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 10 10 9 7 5 27 4 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 100 - 1 2 3

Washington.......... 001 620 10X - 10 10 0

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E - JOHNSON, J.(2); MUSSO(3); WOOLF(1). DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 2; Washington

9. 2B - VILLEZCAS(4); Clem 2(7); Rindal 2(13). HR - HIESTAND(5); Cox(1). HBP

- Lane; Kaluza. SH - Kaluza(2). SB - Hague 3(7).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WOOLF, Mitch........ 3.2 3 5 5 7 2 13 21

PLATT, James........ 1.1 5 4 4 0 0 9 10

WORTHAM, Jake....... 3.0 2 1 1 0 3 11 12

Washington IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Lincecum, Tim....... 6.0 1 0 0 1 14 19 20

Haughian, Nick...... 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 4 4

Lentz, Richie....... 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3

McKerney, Brandon... 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3

Win - Lincecum (8-2). Loss - WOOLF (0-1). Save - None.

WP - WOOLF 3(5). HBP - by PLATT (Lane); by WORTHAM (Kaluza). BK - WOOLF(1).

Umpires - HP: Tim Stevens 1B: Chris Thomas 3B: Steve Hilgendorf

Start: 6:33 pm Time: 2:28 Attendance: 321

Brigham Young at Washington - Play-by-Play

Apr 13, 2006 at Seattle, Wash. (Husky Ballpark)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 100 - 1 2 3

Washington.......... 001 620 10X - 10 10 0

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Brigham Young starters: 26/lf JOHNSON, S.; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 25/rf SAYLOR; 32/1b

HIESTAND; 33/dh KO; 1/cf MOLINA; 5/3b JOHNSON, C.; 22/c MUSSO; 3/2b BANKS; 18/p

WOOLF;

Washington starters: 41/dh Rife; 1/rf Hague; 10/lf Clem; 24/c Lane; 21/1b

Rindal; 13/3b Stevens; 12/2b Anderson; 28/ss Cox; 7/cf Kaluza; 14/p Lincecum;

Brigham Young 1st - JOHNSON, S. struck out looking. VILLEZCAS struck out

looking. SAYLOR struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 1st - Rife walked. Rife advanced to second on a wild pitch.

Rife advanced to third on a balk. Hague walked. Clem popped up to 2b. Lane

popped up to lf. Hague stole second. Rindal walked. Stevens flied out to cf.

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

Brigham Young 2nd - HIESTAND struck out swinging. KO struck out

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

Washington 2nd - Anderson flied out to lf. Cox fouled out to 3b. Kaluza

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

Brigham Young 3rd - JOHNSON, C. popped up to 2b. MUSSO struck out

swinging. BANKS out at first 1b to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 3rd - Rife singled to shortstop. Rife advanced to third on a

throwing error by p. Hague walked. Hague stole second. Clem walked. Lane

reached on a fielder's choice; Clem advanced to second; Hague advanced to

third; Rife out at home 1b to c. Rindal reached on a fielder's choice, RBI;

Lane out at second 3b to 2b; Clem advanced to third; Hague scored. Stevens

struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - JOHNSON, S. grounded out to ss. VILLEZCAS doubled

down the lf line. SAYLOR struck out swinging. HIESTAND struck out swinging.

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

Washington 4th - Anderson singled down the lf line. Anderson advanced to

second on a wild pitch. Cox walked. Kaluza grounded out to 3b, SAC; Cox

advanced to second; Anderson advanced to third. Rife struck out looking. Cox

advanced to third on a wild pitch; Anderson scored. Hague walked. Hague stole

second. Clem doubled to center field, 2 RBI; Hague scored; Cox scored. PLATT to

p for WOOLF. Lane hit by pitch. Rindal doubled to left center, 2 RBI; Lane

scored; Clem scored. Stevens singled to right field, RBI; Rindal scored.

Anderson grounded out to ss. 6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - KO walked. MOLINA struck out looking. JOHNSON, C.

grounded out to p; KO advanced to second. MUSSO struck out swinging. 0 runs,

0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington 5th - Cox out at first 1b to p. Kaluza lined out to 3b. Rife

singled to left field. Rife advanced to second on a throwing error by c, failed

pickoff attempt. Hague singled through the left side, RBI; Rife scored. Clem

doubled to left field, RBI; Hague scored. Lane flied out to cf. 2 runs, 3

hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - BANKS struck out swinging. JOHNSON, S. struck out

swinging. VILLEZCAS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Washington 6th - WORTHAM to p for PLATT. Rindal doubled to left field.

Stevens struck out swinging. Anderson flied into double play cf to ss; Rindal

out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - Haughian to p for Lincecum. SAYLOR lined out to ss.

HIESTAND homered to left field, RBI. KO grounded out to 3b. MOLINA struck out

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

Washington 7th - Cox homered to right field, RBI. Kaluza hit by pitch.

Petersen pinch hit for Rife. Petersen popped up to 2b. Conley pinch hit for

Hague. Conley struck out swinging. Burnham pinch hit for Clem. Burnham flied

out to cf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - Conley to rf. Burnham to lf. Dunn to c for Lane.

Boyer to 3b for Stevens. Burgher to cf for Kaluza. R. Lentz to p for Haughian.

JOHNSON, J. pinch hit for JOHNSON, C.. JOHNSON, J. struck out looking. MUSSO

struck out swinging. VARGAS pinch hit for BANKS. VARGAS struck out looking.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 8th - CARTER to lf for JOHNSON, S.. JOHNSON, J. to 2b. VARGAS

to 3b. Dunn reached on a fielding error by 2b. James pinch hit for Rindal.

James reached on a fielder's choice; Dunn out at second 2b to ss. Boyer struck

out swinging. Anderson flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - James to 1b. McKerney to p for R. Lentz. CARTER

struck out swinging. VILLEZCAS flied out to lf. BARNES pinch hit for SAYLOR.

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

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