Cougars Soaked in Seattle

Ben Saylor knocked his eighth homer in the sixth inning Saturday at Washington. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SEATTLE -- Ben Saylor had a home run for BYU but the rest was all Washington as the Cougars lost game three in the series Saturday, 12-1.

After going 0-for-7 in the first two games of the series, Saylor was one of the few Cougars who got into a groove on the rain-soaked afternoon hitting 2-for-4 with a single to go along with his homer.

Saylor helped BYU's cause in the top of the sixth when he drove an offering from Husky reliever Nick Hagadone deep into the fierce wind coming in from the outfield for his eighth round-tripper of the season. The run pulled the Cougars within five runs of Washington, 6-1.

BYU managed to get a runner in scoring position in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings but couldn't score any of them as the Cougars struggled to get into an offensive rhythm against the Huskies. Rain and wind were the only constants for BYU on the afternoon as they fell to 15-20 on the season with the loss. With the win Washington improves to 24-14.

Brandon Christiansen (3-3, 7.09) kept BYU close through three and two-thirds innings, but either the rain or the Husky lineup was too much for the senior right-hander as he allowed five runs on six hits while striking out just one.

Washington settled in for some small ball early on the rainy day as it converted a sacrifice squeeze in the second and another in the bottom of the fourth while building a 6-0 lead after four complete.

Christiansen picked Anderson cheating off second in the inning on a quick move to the bag, but the Huskies kept coming as they sent eight men to the plate to push the score to 5-0 after four complete.

Washington's Zach Clem hit a homer, his 15th, into the wind in left to put the Huskies up 6-0. The Cougars held the Huskies for just the one run in the frame as Casey Nelson cut Ryan Anderson down on a steal attempt at second base with a pitchout.

Washington kept adding to its lead as it scored three in the sixth and three in the seventh to make the score 12-1.

BYU plays four games at Larry H. Miller Field next week with a Tuesday game against Utah Valley State before a three-game set against TCU on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Brigham Young at Washington

Apr 15, 2006 at Seattle, Wash. (Husky Ballpark)

Brigham Young 1 (15-20)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CARTER, Austin lf........ 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 3 0 0 0 1 1 6 3 0

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

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

KO, Kasey dh............. 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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

WORTHAM, Jake ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

VARGAS, Daniel 3b........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1

JOHNSON, Jason ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

NELSON, Casey c.......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 2 2

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

CHRISTIANSEN,Brandon p... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

MUIR, Jordan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BARNES, Clayton p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HIGHMARK, Chris p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 29 1 5 1 4 9 24 9 6

Washington 12 (24-14)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

Petersen, Trevor ph/dh.. 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Burgher, Michael ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Cox, Danny ss............ 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 3 0

Stevens, Matt ph/3b..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Hague, Matt rf........... 4 2 3 2 0 1 1 0 0

Burnham, Nick cf........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rindal, Curt 1b.......... 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 2 2

James, Jeff ph/1b....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0

Lane, Matt c............. 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 1

Neyens, D.J. c.......... 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 1 0

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

Conley, Kyle ph/lf...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Anderson, Ryan 2b........ 2 0 1 1 2 1 3 2 2

Boyer, Bradley 3b/ss..... 2 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 0

Kaluza, Brett cf......... 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 2

Rickard, Cory rf........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Parker, Kyle p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0

Hagadone, Nick p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cribby, Elliott p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lentz, Richie p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Totals................... 36 12 15 12 7 4 27 12 11

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 001 000 - 1 5 3

Washington.......... 011 313 30X - 12 15 0

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E - VILLEZCAS 2(13); BARNES(1). DP - Washington 1. LOB - BYU 6; Washington

11. 2B - Rindal(14); Clem(8). HR - SAYLOR(8); Clem(15). HBP - Lane; Clem. SH

- BANKS(7); Anderson(1); Boyer(2). CS - Anderson(2).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CHRISTIANSEN,Brandon 3.2 6 5 4 3 1 14 20

MUIR, Jordan........ 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 5 6

BARNES, Clayton..... 2.0 6 6 4 2 1 13 16

HIGHMARK, Chris..... 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 4 5

Washington IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Parker, Kyle........ 5.0 2 0 0 3 4 15 19

Hagadone, Nick...... 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 7 8

Cribby, Elliott..... 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 4 4

Lentz, Richie....... 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3

Win - Parker (3-0). Loss - CHRISTIANSEN (3-3). Save - None.

HBP - by CHRISTIANSEN (Clem); by BARNES (Lane). PB - Lane(8).

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

Start: 12:03 pm Time: 2:50 Attendance: 298

Brigham Young at Washington - Play-by-Play

Apr 15, 2006 at Seattle, Wash. (Husky Ballpark)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 001 000 - 1 5 3

Washington.......... 011 313 30X - 12 15 0

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Brigham Young starters: 6/lf CARTER; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 25/rf SAYLOR; 32/1b

HIESTAND; 33/dh KO; 1/cf MOLINA; 13/3b VARGAS; 8/c NELSON; 3/2b BANKS; 31/p

CHRISTIANSEN;

Washington starters: 41/dh Rife; 28/ss Cox; 1/rf Hague; 21/1b Rindal; 24/c

Lane; 10/lf Clem; 12/2b Anderson; 2/3b Boyer; 7/cf Kaluza; 8/p Parker;

Brigham Young 1st - CARTER popped up to 2b. VILLEZCAS flied out to rf.

SAYLOR flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington 1st - Rife grounded out to ss. Cox lined out to ss. Hague

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

Brigham Young 2nd - HIESTAND flied out to cf. KO walked. MOLINA singled

through the right side; KO advanced to second. VARGAS struck out swinging.

NELSON reached on a fielder's choice; MOLINA out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs,

1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Washington 2nd - Rindal flied out to rf. Lane singled through the left

side. Clem doubled to left center; Lane advanced to third. Anderson out at

first p to 2b, SAC, RBI; Clem advanced to third; Lane scored. Boyer walked.

Kaluza grounded out to p. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - BANKS struck out swinging. CARTER out at first 1b to

p. VILLEZCAS walked. VILLEZCAS advanced to second on a passed ball. SAYLOR

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington 3rd - Rife grounded out to ss. Cox grounded out to 3b. Hague

singled to shortstop, advanced to second on a throwing error by ss. Rindal

doubled down the lf line, RBI; Hague scored, unearned. Lane popped up to ss.

1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - HIESTAND singled through the right side. KO out at

first 1b to p; HIESTAND advanced to second. MOLINA grounded out to 3b; HIESTAND

advanced to third. VARGAS lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Washington 4th - Clem hit by pitch. Anderson singled to pitcher, bunt;

Clem advanced to third. Boyer grounded out to 1b unassisted, SAC, bunt, RBI;

Anderson advanced to second; Clem scored. Kaluza walked. Anderson out at second

c to ss, picked off. Rife walked; Kaluza advanced to second. Cox singled up the

middle, RBI; Rife advanced to third; Kaluza scored. MUIR to p for CHRISTIANSEN.

Hague singled through the left side, RBI; Cox advanced to second; Rife scored.

Rindal flied out to lf. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - NELSON walked. BANKS grounded out to p, SAC; NELSON

advanced to second. NELSON out at third c to 3b. CARTER struck out swinging.

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

Washington 5th - Lane struck out swinging. Clem homered to left center,

RBI. Anderson walked. Boyer flied out to rf. Anderson out at second c to ss,

caught stealing. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - Hagadone to p for Parker. VILLEZCAS grounded out to

ss. SAYLOR homered to center field, RBI. HIESTAND walked. KO flied out to cf.

MOLINA flied out to lf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington 6th - BARNES to p for MUIR. Kaluza singled through the left

side. Petersen pinch hit for Rife. Petersen flied out to rf. Kaluza advanced to

second on a throwing error by p, failed pickoff attempt. Cox walked. Hague

singled up the middle, RBI; Cox advanced to second; Kaluza scored. Rindal

popped up to ss. Lane hit by pitch; Hague advanced to second; Cox advanced to

third. Clem singled up the middle, 2 RBI; Lane advanced to second; Hague

scored; Cox scored. Anderson struck out looking. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - Burnham to cf for Hague. Neyens to c for Lane.

Rickard to rf for Kaluza. VARGAS struck out swinging. NELSON singled through

the left side. BANKS grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; NELSON out on

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

Washington 7th - Boyer walked. Rickard flied out to lf. Petersen to dh.

Petersen singled to right field; Boyer advanced to third. Cox singled through

the right side, RBI; Petersen advanced to second; Boyer scored. Burnham flied

out to cf. James pinch hit for Rindal. James reached on a fielding error by ss;

Cox advanced to second; Petersen advanced to third. Neyens singled up the

middle, 2 RBI; James advanced to second; Cox scored, unearned; Petersen scored,

unearned. Conley pinch hit for Clem. Conley flied out to rf. 3 runs, 3 hits,

1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - James to 1b. Conley to lf. Cribby to p for Hagadone.

CARTER grounded out to 2b. VILLEZCAS struck out looking. SAYLOR singled up the

middle. HIESTAND struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington 8th - HIGHMARK to p for BARNES. Anderson walked. Boyer

singled to right field; Anderson advanced to second. Rickard reached on a

fielder's choice; Boyer out at second 2b to ss; Anderson advanced to third.

Burgher pinch hit for Petersen. Burgher struck out swinging. Stevens pinch hit

for Cox. Stevens reached on a fielder's choice; Rickard out at second ss to 2b.

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

Brigham Young 9th - Stevens to 3b. Boyer to ss. R. Lentz to p for

Cribby. KO out at first 1b to p. WORTHAM pinch hit for MOLINA. WORTHAM struck

out swinging, out at first c to 1b. JOHNSON, J. pinch hit for VARGAS. JOHNSON,

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

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