Errors Prove Costly

Kent Walton hit a pair of homers in BYU's loss at San Diego State.

SAN -- Errors proved costly for BYU’s baseball team as it was unable to capitalize from a 4-4 deadlock Saturday in an 11-5 loss at San Diego State.

The Cougars, now 13-8 overall, fall into a tie with SDSU, now 14-8, as both teams are 4-2 in the Mountain West Conference.

Kent Walton got BYU on the scoreboard with a solo homer in the third and added another dinger in the ninth to up his total to three on the season.

Four straight singles led to a run and bases loaded with no outs in the fifth for BYU. Then the Aztecs turned a third-to-home-to-first double play. With two outs, the Cougars benefited from an SDSU error at first, which allowed Walton and Andrew Law to score and tie the game at four-all.

The loss was the first for the trio of BYU freshman pitchers as Adam Miller was saddled with the loss, the first in seven decisions.

“It was a contrasting pitching style as (Jon) Berger throws a lot of off-speed stuff,” said BYU coach Vance Law, referencing the Cougars victory Friday night over flame-throwing Stephen Strasburg. “Overall it has been a very good week. We are going to be very competitive in the league, but we have a lot to worry about with Utah Valley on Tuesday.”

The Cougars host UVU, 6-14, on Tuesday at 6 p.m., at Larry H. Miller Field.


BYU at San Diego State

Mar 21, 2009 at San Diego, Calif. (Tony Gwynn Stadium)

BYU 5 (13-8,4-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WALTON, Kent dh.......... 5 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0

LAW, Andrew 2b........... 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 0

LAW, Adam 2b............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

McNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 1

KO, Kasey 1b............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 7 2 1

BILLS, Thomas ph........ 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

RELF, Brandon ss......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 1

VARGAS, Dan ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BOWEN, Michael rf........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

AYOSO, Bryce 3b.......... 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1

NACAPOY, Chad c.......... 3 1 1 0 0 2 4 0 0

WHITNEY, Brock ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

BANKS, Stetson cf........ 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1

MILLER, Adam p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

OSLUND, Marc p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHUTT, Justin p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 37 5 10 3 1 9 24 13 7

San Diego State 11 (14-8,4-2 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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COLWELL cf............... 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2

DECKER ss................ 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 0

MEREDITH lf.............. 5 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

CASTRO 3b................ 3 3 2 5 2 0 0 1 0

WILSON dh................ 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2

VAUGHN rf................ 4 2 4 3 0 0 4 0 0

BLACKBURN 2b............. 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0

TORRES 1b................ 3 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 1

PARKER c................. 2 1 1 1 2 1 9 2 0

BERGER p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

LAVIGNE p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 32 11 9 11 6 4 27 11 5

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU................. 001 030 001 - 5 10 3

San Diego State..... 300 133 10X - 11 9 1

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E - RELF 2; BANKS; TORRES. DP - BY 1; SDSU 1. LOB - BY 7; SDSU 5. 2B -

CASTRO; VAUGHN 2. HR - WALTON 2(3); CASTRO(2). HBP - BOWEN. SF - BLACKBURN;

TORRES. SB - PARKER.

BYU IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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MILLER, Adam........ 4.1 6 7 5 4 3 19 23 -

OSLUND, Marc........ 2.2 3 4 1 2 1 10 14 -

SHUTT, Justin....... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 -

San Diego State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF NP

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BERGER.............. 6.0 8 4 2 0 8 26 27 -

LAVIGNE............. 3.0 2 1 1 1 1 11 12 -

Win - BERGER (2-2). Loss - MILLER, A. (2-1). Save - LAVIGNE (1).

HBP - by BERGER (BOWEN). BK - MILLER, A.. Pitches/strikes: None.

Umpires - HP: Asa Howard 1B: Bill Speck 3B: Dale Luker

Start: 1:07 pm Time: 2:35 Attendance: 640

Weather: Partly cloudy, warm

Play-By-Play

Brigham Young 1st - WALTON popped up to ss. LAW, An. popped up to ss. McNAUGHTON singled through the left side. KO struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 1st - COLWELL grounded out to 2b. DECKER reached on a fielding error by ss. MEREDITH singled up the middle; DECKER advanced to second. CASTRO doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; MEREDITH scored; DECKER scored, unearned. WILSON struck out swinging. VAUGHN singled through the left side, RBI, out at first lf to ss to 2b to 1b; CASTRO scored, unearned. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - RELF lined out to ss. BOWEN flied out to lf. AYOSO struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 2nd - BLACKBURN out at first 1b to p. TORRES out at first 1b to p. PARKER struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - NACAPOY struck out swinging. BANKS struck out swinging. WALTON homered to left center, RBI. LAW, An. singled to center field. McNAUGHTON struck out, out at first c to 1b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 3rd - COLWELL walked. DECKER grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b; COLWELL out on the play. MEREDITH reached on a fielding error by cf, advanced to second. CASTRO walked. CASTRO advanced to second on a balk; MEREDITH advanced to third on a balk. WILSON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - KO grounded out to p. RELF singled to center field. BOWEN reached on a fielder's choice; RELF out at second 2b to ss. AYOSO reached on a fielder's choice; BOWEN out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 4th - VAUGHN singled to center field. BLACKBURN flied out to lf. TORRES flied out to lf. PARKER singled to center field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; VAUGHN scored. COLWELL grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - NACAPOY singled to third base. BANKS singled to center field; NACAPOY advanced to second. WALTON singled to right field; BANKS advanced to second; NACAPOY advanced to third. LAW, An. singled to right field, RBI; WALTON advanced to second; BANKS advanced to third; NACAPOY scored. McNAUGHTON grounded into double play 3b to c to 1b; LAW, An. advanced to second; WALTON advanced to third; BANKS out on the play. KO reached on a throwing error by 1b, advanced to second on the throw; LAW, An. scored, unearned; WALTON scored, unearned. RELF struck out swinging. 3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 5th - DECKER grounded out to 1b unassisted. MEREDITH singled to third base. CASTRO walked; MEREDITH advanced to second. WILSON walked; CASTRO advanced to second; MEREDITH advanced to third. OSLUND to p for MILLER, A.. VAUGHN doubled down the lf line, 2 RBI; WILSON advanced to third; CASTRO scored; MEREDITH scored. BLACKBURN flied out to cf, SF, RBI; WILSON scored. TORRES popped up to ss. 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - BOWEN hit by pitch. AYOSO grounded out to 2b; BOWEN advanced to second. NACAPOY struck out swinging. BANKS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Diego State 6th - PARKER walked. COLWELL struck out swinging; PARKER stole second. DECKER fouled out to 3b. MEREDITH reached on a fielding error by ss; PARKER advanced to third. CASTRO homered to right field, 3 RBI, unearned; MEREDITH scored, unearned; PARKER scored, unearned. WILSON popped up to ss. 3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - LAVIGNE to p for BERGER. WALTON flied out to rf. LAW, An. grounded out to 2b. McNAUGHTON fouled out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Diego State 7th - VAUGHN doubled down the lf line. BLACKBURN grounded out to 2b; VAUGHN advanced to third. TORRES flied out to cf, SF, RBI; VAUGHN scored. PARKER walked. COLWELL grounded out to 3b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - BILLS pinch hit for KO. BILLS singled up the middle. VARGAS pinch hit for RELF. VARGAS grounded out to ss; BILLS advanced to second. BOWEN flied out to rf; BILLS advanced to third. AYOSO walked. WHITNEY pinch hit for NACAPOY. WHITNEY flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

San Diego State 8th - BILLS to 1b. VARGAS to ss. AYOSO to c. LAW, Ad. to 2b for LAW, An.. WHITNEY to 3b. SHUTT to p for OSLUND. DECKER popped up to 2b. MEREDITH grounded out to 3b. CASTRO grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - BANKS grounded out to 2b. WALTON homered to left field, RBI. LAW, Ad. grounded out to 2b. McNAUGHTON struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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