Cougars Swept By Cougars

Freshman Stephen Wells from Washington was one of the BYU players who got hits in both games in the Evergreen State. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PULLMAN -- A walk-off double Wednesday by Jared

Prince gave Washington State a 12-inning victory, 4-3, and a complete game

by Jayson Miller led to a 2-1 win.

BYU, now 14-12, out-hit Washington State in both games, but twice came up on the short end of the scoreboard. WSU, now 15-10, got it's complete game from lefty Jayson Miller in game two.

As the doubleheader continued, Blaine Howell threw a no-hitter through

five innings, but was pitching against a 1-0 deficit due to a walk that

ended up scoring on a wild pitch in the second inning.

Then in the sixth, WSU scored its lead-off runner Greg Lagreid when Scott

Suttmeier singled to left, lifting the red Cougars to a 2-0 lead in the

nightcap. Those were the only hits Howell gave up in seven innings of

work.

The blue Cougars stranded a pair of baserunners in the sixth and seventh

innings in game two. In the sixth it was men on first and second with one

out and in the seventh it was runners on second and third with two outs.

BYU scored its run in the nightcap in the ninth when Chase Frampton hit a

lead-off single, advanced on Thomas Bills single and scored on a Mike

McKeever groundout.

In game one, with two outs, Prince hit a gap single to right center to score Scott Suttmeier in the first of a twinbill, a game which was originally supposed to be played on Tuesday.

BYU was not without its chances to win, having given up a pair of errors late in regulation which could have enabled a victory.

Collin Fanning got aboard for the blue Cougars in the first with a bunt and advanced to second when Apana Nakayama drew a walk on four straight pitches before Steve Parker grounded out to end the inning.

The red Cougars countered in the first when lead-off designated hitter Travis Colver singled to left, advanced on a ground out and then a single by Paul Gran and scored on Prince's groundout to first.

BYU got on the scoreboard when Kasey Ko led off the fifth with a single to left, and advanced to second on Stephen Wells' bunt to third. They both advanced a base when J.T. Musso and then scored off Austin Hall's one-out single to center, making the score 2-1 in favor of BYU.

BYU loaded the bases with two outs, followed by three consecutive walks which forced lefty Matt Way off the mound. But reliever Michael Ratigan got Musso to fly out to center to strand three blue Cougars.

BYU came up empty-handed again in the seventh when Hall and Leon Johnson got on with consecutive singles. Johnson stole second and then BYU struck out twice as WSU changed pitchers again to face Nakayama to end the inning.

WSU tied the game in the seventh when Jim Murphy was hit by Jesse Craig's pitch, then escaped being thrown out at second due to an errant throw from third. A second consecutive sac bunt moved Murphy to third and he scored unearned when Greg Lagreid was tagged out by Craig.

Wells' one-out single in the eighth helped BYU retake the lead, 3-2, when he drove in Parker. Parker worked a 3-1 count for a base on balls, then advanced to second on Ko's sac bunt. WSU then brought in its fourth hurler, Nick Cebula, who made one pitch as Musso grounded into a doubleplay to end the inning.

Craig was relieved by J.D. Stambaugh in the bottom of the eighth after allowing just three hits in 100 pitches. Stambaugh got the first out, then gave up a single and a walk before he was replaced by Matt Jensen. Jensen turned on the mound before throwing a pitch and missed a pickoff, which allowed WSU's runners to advance to second and third. Scott Suttmeier scored from third to tie the game, three-all, on Prince's sac-fly.

BYU stranded two more runners in the ninth when Fanning and Kent Walton hit consecutive singles with two out. Fanning had advanced to third on Walton's single. In turn, WSU stranded it's two baserunners in the ninth as Parker threw out the lead man at third and Wells caught consecutive flies in centerfield.

BYU now readies to host Binghamton University in a three-game series which starts on Friday at 6 p.m.

Brigham Young at Washington State (Game 1)

Mar 28, 2007 at Pullman, Wash. (Bailey-Brayton Field)

Brigham Young 3 (14-11)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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JOHNSON, Leon lf......... 6 0 1 0 0 2 5 0 0

FANNING, Collin rf....... 6 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1

WALTON, Kent 2b.......... 6 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0

NAKAYAMA, Apana dh....... 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 3 1 0 0 2 2 0 6 2

KO, Kasey 1b............. 3 1 1 0 1 1 15 1 0

WELLS, Stephen cf........ 4 1 2 1 1 0 6 0 0

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3

HALL, Austin ss.......... 5 0 2 2 0 2 2 4 0

CRAIG, Jesse p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0

STAMBAUGH, J.D. p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JENSEN, Matt p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 42 3 10 3 5 10 35 16 10

Washington State 4 (14-10)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Coulter dh............... 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Suttmeier lf............. 5 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 2

Gran ss.................. 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0

Prince rf................ 5 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 1

Murphy 1b................ 2 1 0 0 2 1 16 1 1

Reynolds cf.............. 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2

Borba cf................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Miller, Jeff 3b.......... 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 5 0

Lagreid c................ 3 0 0 1 0 0 6 3 0

Gilbert pr/c............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

Bartlett 2b.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1

Krauser ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Ashenbrenner 2b......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

Way p.................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Ratigan p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kost p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cebula p................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Humes p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 38 4 5 4 6 3 36 18 10

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 020 010 000 - 3 10 2

Washington State.... 100 000 110 001 - 4 5 0

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Note: 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - PARKER(5); JENSEN(1). DP - Cougars 1. LOB - Cougars 10; Cougars 10. 2B -

Suttmeier(3); Prince(6). HBP - Murphy; Lagreid. SH - KO(1); MUSSO(2);

Reynolds(1); Miller, Jeff(2). SF - Prince(2). SB - JOHNSON, L.(13); HALL(4);

Gran(4); Miller, Jeff(4). CS - WALTON(3).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CRAIG, Jesse........ 7.0 3 2 1 1 3 23 27

STAMBAUGH, J.D...... 0.1 1 1 0 1 0 2 3

JENSEN, Matt........ 4.1 1 1 1 4 0 13 19

Washington State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Way................. 5.2 5 2 2 4 4 20 25

Ratigan............. 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 5 5

Kost................ 0.2 1 1 1 1 1 2 4

Cebula.............. 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Humes............... 4.0 2 0 0 0 4 14 14

Win - Humes (2-1). Loss - JENSEN (2-3). Save - None.

HBP - by CRAIG (Murphy); by JENSEN (Lagreid).

Umpires - HP: Randy Sutton 1B: Corky Fazio 3B: Kevin Walker

Start: 3 p.m. Time: 3:29

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

NAKAYAMA; 5/3b PARKER; 22/1b KO; 1/cf WELLS; 10/c MUSSO; 18/ss HALL; 35/p CRAIG;

Washington State starters: 1/dh Coulter; 3/lf Suttmeier; 13/ss Gran; 15/rf Prince;

44/1b Murphy; 24/cf Reynolds; 8/3b Miller, Jeff; 45/c Lagreid; 2/2b Bartlett; 46/p

Way;

Brigham Young 1st - JOHNSON, L. struck out looking. FANNING singled to

pitcher, bunt. WALTON lined out to rf. NAKAYAMA walked; FANNING advanced to second.

PARKER grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Washington State 1st - Coulter singled to left center. Suttmeier grounded out

to p; Coulter advanced to second. Gran singled to right field; Coulter advanced to

third. Gran stole second. Prince grounded out to 1b unassisted, RBI; Gran advanced

to third; Coulter scored. Murphy struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - KO fouled out to rf. WELLS grounded out to 2b. MUSSO out

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

Washington State 2nd - Reynolds walked. Miller, Jeff struck out swinging.

Lagreid popped up to ss. Bartlett lined out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - HALL grounded out to 2b. JOHNSON, L. struck out swinging,

out at first c to 1b. FANNING grounded out to c, bunt. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,

0 LOB.

Washington State 3rd - Coulter flied out to cf. Suttmeier doubled to left

field. Gran grounded out to p. Prince grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - WALTON singled to right center. NAKAYAMA flied out to lf.

PARKER struck out swinging. WALTON out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington State 4th - Murphy flied out to lf. Reynolds lined out to lf.

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

Brigham Young 5th - KO singled to left field. WELLS singled to third base,

bunt; KO advanced to second. MUSSO out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; WELLS advanced

to second; KO advanced to third. HALL singled to center field, 2 RBI; WELLS scored;

KO scored. HALL stole second. JOHNSON, L. grounded out to p; HALL advanced to third.

FANNING struck out looking. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington State 5th - Lagreid flied out to lf. Bartlett grounded out to ss.

Coulter flied out to lf down the lf line. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - WALTON grounded out to ss. NAKAYAMA grounded out to 1b

unassisted. PARKER walked. KO walked; PARKER advanced to second. WELLS walked; KO

advanced to second; PARKER advanced to third. Ratigan to p for Way. MUSSO flied out

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

Washington State 6th - Suttmeier flied out to lf. Gran grounded out to 3b.

Prince grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - HALL singled to right center. JOHNSON, L. singled through

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

out to 3b. WALTON struck out looking. Kost to p for Ratigan. NAKAYAMA struck out

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

Washington State 7th - Murphy hit by pitch. Reynolds reached on a fielder's

choice, SAC, bunt; Murphy advanced to second on a throwing error by 3b. Miller, Jeff

out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Reynolds advanced to second; Murphy advanced to

third. Lagreid grounded out to p unassisted, RBI; Reynolds advanced to third; Murphy

scored, unearned. Krauser pinch hit for Bartlett. Krauser flied out to cf to right

center. 1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - Ashenbrenner to 2b for Krauser. PARKER walked. KO

grounded out to 3b, SAC, bunt; PARKER advanced to second. WELLS singled to center

field, RBI; PARKER scored. Cebula to p for Kost. MUSSO grounded into double play ss

to 2b to 1b; WELLS out on the play. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington State 8th - STAMBAUGH to p for CRAIG. Coulter grounded out to 2b.

Suttmeier singled to center field. Gran walked; Suttmeier advanced to second. JENSEN

to p for STAMBAUGH. Gran advanced to second; Suttmeier advanced to third on a

throwing error by p, failed pickoff attempt. Prince flied out to rf, SF, RBI; Gran

advanced to third; Suttmeier scored, unearned. Murphy walked. Reynolds grounded out

to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - Borba to cf for Reynolds. Humes to p for Cebula. HALL

struck out looking. JOHNSON, L. grounded out to 3b, bunt. FANNING singled to third

base. WALTON singled to center field; FANNING advanced to third. NAKAYAMA flied out

to cf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Washington State 9th - Miller, Jeff walked. Miller, Jeff stole second.

Lagreid hit by pitch. Ashenbrenner reached on a fielder's choice; Lagreid advanced

to second; Miller, Jeff out at second 3b to ss. Gilbert pinch ran for Lagreid.

Coulter flied out to cf to left center. Suttmeier flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 10th - Gilbert to c. PARKER struck out looking. KO struck out

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

Washington State 10th - Gran grounded out to 3b. Prince flied out to cf.

Murphy walked. Borba grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 11th - MUSSO grounded out to 3b. HALL struck out swinging.

JOHNSON, L. grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington State 11th - Miller, Jeff flied out to rf. Gilbert grounded out to

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

Brigham Young 12th - FANNING grounded out to 2b. WALTON lined out to 2b.

NAKAYAMA popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington State 12th - Coulter grounded out to 2b. Suttmeier walked. Gran

grounded out to 3b; Suttmeier advanced to second. Prince doubled to right center,

RBI; Suttmeier scored. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young at Washington State (Game 2)

Mar 28, 2007 at Pullman, Wash. (Bailey-Brayton Field)

Brigham Young 1 (14-12)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

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

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

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

FRAMPTON, Chase dh....... 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

JOHNSON, Leon lf......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0

BILLS, Thomas 1b......... 4 0 2 0 0 0 10 1 0

JENSEN, Matt pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GUENTHER, Wes c.......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 1

MC KEEVER, Mike ph...... 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

HALL, Austin ss.......... 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3

HOWELL, Blaine p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

PARRY, David p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 35 1 8 1 1 6 24 12 8

Washington State 2 (15-10)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Coulter dh............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Suttmeier lf............. 3 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0

Gran ss.................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Prince rf................ 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

Murphy 1b................ 3 0 0 0 0 1 14 1 0

Miller, Jeff 3b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0

Borba cf................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Lagreid c................ 3 1 1 0 0 1 7 0 0

Bartlett 2b.............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1

Miller, Jays p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Totals................... 25 2 3 1 1 5 27 13 1

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 001 - 1 8 0

Washington State.... 010 001 00X - 2 3 0

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LOB - Cougars 8; Cougars 1. SH - Bartlett(3). SB - Prince(2); Miller,

Jeff(5). CS - Suttmeier(3); Miller, Jeff(2).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HOWELL, Blaine...... 7.0 2 2 2 1 4 21 23

PARRY, David........ 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 4 4

Washington State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Miller, Jays........ 9.0 8 1 1 1 6 35 36

Win - Miller, Jays (2-0). Loss - HOWELL (1-1). Save - None.

WP - HOWELL. BK - PARRY; Miller, Jays(1).

Umpires - HP: Corky Fazio 1B: Kevin Walker 3B: Randy Sutton

Start: 7 p.m. Time: 2:01 Attendance: 402

Brigham Young starters: 17/rf FANNING; 1/cf WELLS; 9/2b WALTON; 5/3b PARKER; 16/dh

FRAMPTON; 14/lf JOHNSON, L.; 30/1b BILLS; 6/c GUENTHER; 18/ss HALL; 15/p HOWELL;

Washington State starters: 1/dh Coulter; 3/lf Suttmeier; 13/ss Gran; 15/rf Prince;

44/1b Murphy; 8/3b Miller, Jeff; 9/cf Borba; 45/c Lagreid; 2/2b Bartlett; 11/p

Miller, Jays;

Brigham Young 1st - FANNING struck out swinging. WELLS singled through the

right side. WALTON struck out looking. PARKER struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington State 1st - Coulter grounded out to p, bunt. Suttmeier struck out

looking. Gran out at first 1b to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - FRAMPTON grounded out to 3b. JOHNSON, L. flied out to lf.

BILLS singled to third base. GUENTHER grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Washington State 2nd - Prince walked. Murphy grounded out to 2b; Prince

advanced to second. Prince stole third. Miller, Jeff struck out swinging, reached

first on a wild pitch; Prince scored. Miller, Jeff out at second c to 2b, caught

stealing. Borba grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - HALL grounded out to ss. FANNING grounded out to ss.

WELLS fouled out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington State 3rd - Lagreid popped up to ss. Bartlett grounded out to 3b.

Coulter fouled out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - WALTON grounded out to ss. PARKER grounded out to 2b.

FRAMPTON grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington State 4th - Suttmeier struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.

Gran grounded out to ss. Prince lined out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - JOHNSON, L. grounded out to 1b unassisted. BILLS grounded

out to 3b. GUENTHER struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Washington State 5th - Murphy struck out swinging. Miller, Jeff flied out to

lf to left center. Borba flied out to rf down the rf line. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - HALL flied out to cf. FANNING singled up the middle.

WELLS singled to right field; FANNING advanced to second. WALTON struck out

swinging. PARKER grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Washington State 6th - Lagreid singled to left field. Bartlett grounded out

to 3b, SAC, bunt; Lagreid advanced to second. Coulter grounded out to p. Suttmeier

singled to left center, RBI; Lagreid scored. Suttmeier out at first c to 1b, caught

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

Brigham Young 7th - FRAMPTON grounded out to 2b. JOHNSON, L. singled to left

field. BILLS grounded out to p; JOHNSON, L. advanced to second. GUENTHER walked.

GUENTHER advanced to second on a balk; JOHNSON, L. advanced to third. HALL flied out

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

Washington State 7th - Gran flied out to lf to left center. Prince flied out

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

Brigham Young 8th - FANNING flied out to cf. WELLS grounded out to 1b

unassisted. JOHNSON, C. pinch hit for WALTON. JOHNSON, C. singled to right center.

PARKER struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Washington State 8th - JOHNSON, C. to 2b. PARRY to p for HOWELL. Miller, Jeff

singled to center field. Borba flied out to cf. Miller, Jeff stole second. Miller,

Jeff advanced to third on a balk. Lagreid struck out swinging. Bartlett grounded out

to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - FRAMPTON singled to center field. JOHNSON, L. flied out

to lf. BILLS singled to center field; FRAMPTON advanced to third. MC KEEVER pinch

hit for GUENTHER. JENSEN pinch ran for BILLS. MC KEEVER grounded out to 3b, RBI;

JENSEN advanced to second; FRAMPTON scored. HALL out at first 1b to p. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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