Dixie Duo Upsets No. 19 Anteaters

Kory Knell led the Cougars hitting with two doubles, two RBI and one run in upsetting No. 19 UC Irvine for BYU's season opener.

IRVINE, Calif.- Dixie pitching duo Dave Horlacher and James Platt led BYU to an upset over No. 19 UC Irvine Thursday, 5-1.

The game was the season opener for the Cougars (1-0), while the Anteaters dropped to 5-2.

After a 50-minute rain delay to begin the game, the Cougars started the scoring in the second inning when Jeff Hiestand was batted in by an Apana Nakayama triple. Nakayama later scored on a Kory Knell ground out.

In the fourth, Hiestand scored again, driven in by a Knell RBI double to left.

Meanwhile, Horlacher kept the Anteaters in check during his five-inning debut. UCI scored only one run in the fourth inning. Horlacher struck out five, while only giving up four hits and walking one batter.

Platt entered the game in the sixth inning and picked up where Horlacher left off, retiring the first 11 batters he faced. Only one Anteater managed to reach base on a ninth inning walk.

The Cougars scattered single runs in the sixth when Knell scored from first on a Marcos Villezcas double and in the seventh when Ryan Chambers scored after singling and using good base running to score on a Hiestand fielder's choice.

Ben Saylor extended his hitting streak to 16 games (dating back to last season) with a ninth inning single up the middle.

The same two teams play tomorrow at 6 p.m. (PST). BYU lefty Patrick Wells (7-5, 5.76 last season) will face UCI southpaw Glenn Swanson (1-0, 3.00).

Brigham Young Univ. at UC Irvine

Feb 17, 2005 at Irvine, Calif. (Anteater Ballpark)

Brigham Young Univ. 5 (1-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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McNAUGHTON, Sean 2b...... 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 2

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2

TAYLOR, Brandon 3b....... 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 4 2 2 1 1 0 13 0 2

NAKAYAMA, Apana dh....... 5 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0

SAYLOR, Ben rf........... 5 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 1

KNELL, Kory lf........... 5 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 2

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

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

LAW, Andrew pr.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CLOWARD, Casey c........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

HORLACHER, Dave p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

Totals................... 40 5 12 5 3 9 27 12 11

UC Irvine 1 (5-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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DUDREY, Gary cf.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

JOHNSON, Erik ph/cf..... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

WALLIS, Gregg lf......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1

PETERSEN, Bryan ph/lf... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WAGNER, Mark c........... 4 0 1 0 0 0 7 2 0

ANDERSON, Matt 3b........ 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

BROWN, R.J. dh........... 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

STEWART, Tim ph......... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

MARTINEZ, Jaime 1b....... 3 0 0 1 0 1 7 2 1

MIRAMONTES, Daniel rf.... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2

LUNDAHL, Chad ss......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0

DALTON, Brett 2b......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0

NICOLL, Chris p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

ROBERTSON, Nash p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KOEHLER, Michael p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 30 1 4 1 2 6 27 8 5

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 020 101 100 - 5 12 1

UC Irvine........... 000 100 000 - 1 4 1

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E - HORLACHER; LUNDAHL. DP - CI Anteaters 1. LOB - BYU Cougars 11; CI

Anteaters 5. 2B - KNELL 2; VILLEZCAS. 3B - NAKAYAMA. SF - MARTINEZ. SB -

CHAMBERS; JOHNSON. CS - HIESTAND.

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

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HORLACHER, Dave..... 5.0 4 1 1 1 5 18 20

PLATT, James........ 4.0 0 0 0 1 1 12 13

UC Irvine IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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NICOLL, Chris....... 5.2 7 4 4 1 6 25 26

ROBERTSON, Nash..... 2.0 3 1 1 2 1 9 11

KOEHLER, Michael.... 1.1 2 0 0 0 2 6 6

Win - HORLACHER (1-0). Loss - NICOLL (2-1). Save - PLATT (1).

WP - HORLACHER; NICOLL; KOEHLER. BK - ROBERTSON. PB - WAGNER.

Umpires - HP: Dan Perugini 1B: Michael Gilmore 3B: Rich Padilla

Start: 6:50 pm Time: 3:10 Attendance: 307

Game notes:

Game 1 of 3

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 020 101 100 - 5 12 1

UC Irvine........... 000 100 000 - 1 4 1

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/2b McNAUGHTON; 22/cf CHAMBERS; 3/3b TAYLOR;

16/1b HIESTAND; 24/dh NAKAYAMA; 25/rf SAYLOR; 12/lf KNELL; 10/ss

VILLEZCAS; 8/c NELSON; 11/p HORLACHER;

UC Irvine starters: 2/cf DUDREY; 7/lf WALLIS; 32/c WAGNER; 17/3b ANDERSON;

30/dh BROWN; 35/1b MARTINEZ; 3/rf MIRAMONTES; 4/ss LUNDAHL; 6/2b DALTON;

26/p NICOLL;

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

McNAUGHTON struck out looking. CHAMBERS out at first 1b to p. TAYLOR

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

UC Irvine - inning 1

DUDREY struck out looking. WALLIS flied out to lf. WAGNER singled up the

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

HIESTAND singled to right field. NAKAYAMA tripled to right center, RBI;

HIESTAND scored. SAYLOR struck out looking. KNELL grounded out to 2b,

RBI; NAKAYAMA scored. VILLEZCAS singled to right center. NELSON flied out

to rf. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 2

BROWN grounded out to 2b. MARTINEZ grounded out to 1b unassisted.

MIRAMONTES struck out swinging, out at first c to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

McNAUGHTON grounded out to 2b. CHAMBERS struck out swinging. TAYLOR flied

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

UC Irvine - inning 3

LUNDAHL struck out looking. DALTON struck out looking. DUDREY grounded

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

HIESTAND walked. NAKAYAMA popped up to p. HIESTAND advanced to second on

a wild pitch. SAYLOR struck out swinging. KNELL doubled to left field,

RBI; HIESTAND scored. VILLEZCAS flied out to rf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 4

WALLIS singled to right field. WALLIS advanced to second on a throwing

error by p, failed pickoff attempt. WAGNER flied out to rf; WALLIS

advanced to third. ANDERSON singled, bunt. BROWN walked; ANDERSON

advanced to second. MARTINEZ fouled out to 2b, SF, RBI; ANDERSON advanced

to third; WALLIS scored. MIRAMONTES flied out to 2b. 1 run, 2 hits, 1

error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

NELSON singled to left center. McNAUGHTON reached on an error by ss;

NELSON advanced to second. CHAMBERS struck out swinging. TAYLOR flied out

to lf. HIESTAND flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 5

LUNDAHL struck out swinging. DALTON flied out to rf. JOHNSON pinch hit

for DUDREY. JOHNSON singled up the middle. JOHNSON stole second. JOHNSON

advanced to third on a wild pitch. WALLIS flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

JOHNSON to cf. NAKAYAMA singled to left field. SAYLOR struck out

swinging. KNELL reached on a fielder's choice; NAKAYAMA out at second 1b

to ss. VILLEZCAS doubled to right center, RBI; KNELL scored. ROBERTSON to

p for NICOLL. NELSON walked, advanced to second on a passed ball;

VILLEZCAS advanced to third. LAW pinch ran for NELSON. McNAUGHTON flied

out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 6

CLOWARD to c for LAW. PLATT to p for HORLACHER. WAGNER grounded out to

2b. ANDERSON grounded out to ss. BROWN grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

CHAMBERS singled up the middle. CHAMBERS stole second. TAYLOR struck out

swinging. CHAMBERS advanced to third on a balk. HIESTAND reached on a

fielder's choice, RBI; CHAMBERS scored. NAKAYAMA singled to right field;

HIESTAND advanced to third. SAYLOR grounded into double play 1b

unassisted; NAKAYAMA out on the play. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 7

MARTINEZ grounded out to ss. MIRAMONTES grounded out to 1b unassisted.

LUNDAHL grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 8

KNELL doubled to left field. VILLEZCAS grounded out to 2b; KNELL advanced

to third. CLOWARD grounded out to 3b. McNAUGHTON walked. KOEHLER to p for

ROBERTSON. CHAMBERS popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 8

DALTON grounded out to ss. JOHNSON grounded out to ss. PETERSEN pinch hit

for WALLIS. PETERSEN lined out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 9

PETERSEN to lf. TAYLOR struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b.

HIESTAND singled to right field. HIESTAND out at second c to ss, caught

stealing. NAKAYAMA struck out swinging, reached first on a wild pitch.

SAYLOR singled up the middle; NAKAYAMA advanced to second. KNELL popped

up to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

UC Irvine - inning 9

WAGNER grounded out to ss. ANDERSON flied out to lf. STEWART pinch hit

for BROWN. STEWART walked. MARTINEZ struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

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