Craig Improves in Loss to SUU

CEDAR -- Instate foe Southern Utah beat BYU for the first time in nine meetings Thursday to win game one of a three-game series, 5-2.

The Cougars, who fall to 1-9 on the season, failed to get their first back-to-back wins of 2006 after picking up their first win against St. Mary's on Saturday in the River City Classic.

BYU's starting pitching continued to give the team a chance to win as losing Cougar pitcher Jesse Craig (0-4, 5.32) picked up another quality start. The junior righthander threw six strong innings, recording six strikeouts and one walk while giving up just three runs on ten hits.

Winning pitcher Kasey Hubbard (1-1, 5.00) held BYU hitters to just two runs on six hits and two walks in eight innings while striking out seven for the Thunderbirds who improve to 6-2.

Things got scary for the Cougars in the bottom of the second as SUU loaded the bases with two outs before Craig got a T-Bird hitter to strike out swinging to end the threat.

BYU drew first blood in the top of the fourth as Ben Saylor singled and stole second before a walk to Casey Nelson and a double to left by Adrian Molina scored both runners to give BYU an early 2-0 lead. SUU countered for two runs in the bottom of the frame to even the score 2-2.

SUU scored one run each in the next three innings to put the T-Birds on top 5-2 for the win.

BYU looked to make a run at the lead in the seventh when Kent Walton, who went 3-for-5 to extend his team-leading hitting streak to four, singled up the middle with two outs, followed by Marcos Villezcas drawing a walk before Kasey Ko grounded out to short with a high chopper to end the inning.

Hometown boy James Platt came in to relieve Craig starting the seventh and held the T-Birds to one run on one hit while walking one and striking out one.

Hubbard retired the Cougars in order in the eighth.

BYU had a chance to even the score in the top of the ninth. After Jake Wortham walked with one out and Austin Carter and Walton both singled Villezcas popped up in the infield to make it two outs. With the bases loaded, Ko worked reliever Jason Gillins to a 3-1 count before driving the ball deep into center for the final out.

BYU turned its eighth double play of the season in the first inning.

The Cougars and Thunderbirds meet again Friday afternoon in Cedar City. The game will be broadcast live on the web. Click here for the link.

Brigham Young at Southern Utah

Mar 02, 2006 at Cedar City, Utah (Thunderbird Park)

Brigham Young 2 (1-9)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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CARTER lf................ 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2

WALTON cf................ 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0

VILLEZCAS ss............. 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 5 1

KO 1b.................... 4 0 0 0 1 2 10 0 6

HIESTAND dh.............. 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1

SAYLOR rf................ 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

NELSON c................. 2 1 0 0 2 1 6 1 0

MOLINA 3b................ 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1

JOHNSON, J. 2b........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0

WORTHAM ph.............. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

JOHNSON, S. pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CRAIG p.................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PLATT p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 34 2 8 2 6 7 24 10 11

Southern Utah 5 (6-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Charlie Hahl lf.......... 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2

Trever Dimick ss......... 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1

Justin Sotelo cf......... 4 1 1 0 0 2 5 0 1

Amos Burgess rf.......... 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jeff Oliverson dh........ 4 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0

Cameron Nelson c......... 3 0 2 2 0 0 7 0 0

Chester Wilson 1b........ 4 0 1 1 0 0 7 1 2

Greg Marshall 3b......... 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0

Keli`i Zablan 2b......... 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 2 3

Kasey Hubbard p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Jason Gillins p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 34 5 11 4 2 7 27 9 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 200 000 - 2 8 1

Southern Utah....... 000 211 10X - 5 11 0

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E - MOLINA. DP - BYU 1. LOB - BYU 11; SUU 9. 2B - MOLINA; Burgess;

Oliverson; Nelson; Wilson, C.. HBP - Marshall. SF - Nelson. SB - SAYLOR;

Hahl; Sotelo; Burgess; Marshall 2.

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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CRAIG............... 6.0 10 4 3 1 6 28 30 105

PLATT............... 2.0 1 1 1 1 1 6 8 25

Southern Utah IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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Kasey Hubbard....... 8.0 6 2 2 5 7 29 34 116

Jason Gillins....... 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 5 6 27

Win - Hubbard (1-1). Loss - CRAIG (0-4). Save - Gillins (1).

HBP - by CRAIG (Marshall). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes:

CRAIG 105/75; PLATT 25/16; Hubbard 116/65; Gillins 27/16.

Umpires - Home:Mike Andrews 1st:Randy Upton

Start: 1:05 pm Time: 2:20 Attendance: 158

Brigham Young at Southern Utah - Play-by-Play

Mar 02, 2006 at Cedar City, Utah (Thunderbird Park)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 200 000 - 2 8 1

Southern Utah....... 000 211 10X - 5 11 0

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Brigham Young starters: 6/lf CARTER; 9/cf WALTON; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 33/1b KO;

32/dh HIESTAND; 25/rf SAYLOR; 8/c NELSON; 1/3b MOLINA; 15/2b JOHNSON, J.;

35/p CRAIG;

Southern Utah starters: 2/lf Hahl; 7/ss Dimick; 32/cf Sotelo; 20/rf Burgess;

10/dh Oliverson; 18/c Nelson; 28/1b Wilson, C.; 4/3b Marshall; 21/2b

Zablan; 44/p Hubbard;

Brigham Young - inning 1

CARTER fouled out to 3b (2-1). WALTON flied out to cf (0-0). VILLEZCAS

singled up the middle (1-0). KO struck out swinging (3-2). 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 1

Hahl singled to first base (1-1). Dimick grounded into double play 2b to

ss to 1b (1-1); Hahl out on the play. Sotelo struck out swinging, out at

first c to 1b (2-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 2

HIESTAND struck out swinging (3-2). SAYLOR struck out looking (0-2).

NELSON walked (3-2). MOLINA flied out to cf (0-0). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 2

Burgess flied out to lf (0-0). Oliverson struck out swinging (0-2).

Nelson singled through the left side (0-0). Wilson, C. doubled down the

lf line (0-0); Nelson advanced to third. Marshall walked (3-2). Zablan

struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 3

JOHNSON, J. popped up to ss (0-1). CARTER flied out to cf (0-0). WALTON

singled to right field (1-2). VILLEZCAS reached on a fielder's choice

(0-0); WALTON out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 3

Hahl grounded out to 2b (0-2). Dimick grounded out to ss (1-0). Sotelo

struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 4

KO struck out looking (3-2). HIESTAND struck out swinging (2-2). SAYLOR

singled through the right side (0-0). SAYLOR stole second. NELSON walked

(3-2). MOLINA doubled to left field, 2 RBI (1-0); NELSON scored; SAYLOR

scored. JOHNSON, J. walked (3-2). CARTER struck out swinging (3-2). 2

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 4

Burgess singled to left field (1-0). Oliverson doubled to right field

(1-2); Burgess advanced to third. Nelson grounded out to 1b unassisted,

RBI (3-2); Oliverson advanced to third; Burgess scored. Wilson, C.

grounded out to ss, RBI (1-0); Oliverson scored. Marshall singled through

the right side (0-1). Marshall stole second. Zablan singled through the

right side (0-2); Marshall advanced to third. Hahl struck out swinging

(1-2). 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 5

WALTON grounded out to 3b (0-0). VILLEZCAS grounded out to 2b (0-0). KO

walked (3-0). HIESTAND popped up to 2b (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 5

Dimick grounded out to ss (0-0). Sotelo singled through the left side

(2-0). Burgess popped up to ss (2-1). Sotelo stole second. Oliverson

singled through the left side, RBI (2-2); Sotelo scored. Nelson doubled

down the lf line (1-0); Oliverson advanced to third. Wilson, C. flied out

to rf (0-2). 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 6

SAYLOR flied out to cf (2-2). NELSON grounded out to ss (0-0). MOLINA

singled to center field (1-0). MOLINA out at second p to 1b to ss, picked

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

Southern Utah - inning 6

Marshall hit by pitch (0-0). Marshall stole second. Zablan struck out

swinging (3-2). Hahl grounded out to p (0-2); Marshall advanced to third.

Dimick reached on a fielding error by 3b (2-1); Marshall scored,

unearned. Sotelo flied out to cf (0-1). 1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 7

JOHNSON, J. grounded out to 2b (0-0). CARTER grounded out to 1b

unassisted (1-0). WALTON singled up the middle (0-0). VILLEZCAS walked

(3-1); WALTON advanced to second. KO grounded out to ss (0-2). 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 7

PLATT to p for CRAIG. Burgess doubled down the lf line (0-0). Oliverson

struck out swinging (0-2). Burgess stole third. Nelson flied out to cf,

SF, RBI (3-1); Burgess scored. Wilson, C. grounded out to ss (1-1). 1

run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 8

HIESTAND flied out to lf (2-1). SAYLOR popped up to 2b (1-0). NELSON

struck out looking (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Southern Utah - inning 8

Marshall flied out to lf (0-1). Zablan popped up to 2b (0-1). Hahl walked

(3-2). Hahl stole second. Dimick grounded out to 3b (1-1). 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young - inning 9

Gillins to p for Hubbard. MOLINA grounded out to ss (1-1). WORTHAM pinch

hit for JOHNSON, J.. WORTHAM walked (3-2). JOHNSON, S. pinch ran for

WORTHAM. CARTER singled to center field (1-2); JOHNSON, S. advanced to

second. WALTON singled to left field (1-1); CARTER advanced to second;

JOHNSON, S. advanced to third. VILLEZCAS popped up to 2b (1-2). KO flied

out to cf (3-1). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

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