Gonzaga Wins First Game

Kent Walton extended his hitting streak to 11 games with double vs. Gonzaga. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Spokane, Wash. (February 28, 2008)--Gonzaga scored in every inning Thursday to win its first game of the season with a 19-12 victory over BYU's baseball team.

BYU took an early 4-0 lead starting when it manufactured its first run as Sean McNaughton singled, stole second and scored off Steve Parker's single. Parker advanced on Kasey Ko's single and scored off Bryce Ayoso's single. Ko and Ayoso both scored off Jonathan Cluff's single to take a 4-0 lead after the Cougars' first at bat.

The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard with a one-out solo homer by Jason Chatwood and then loaded the bases before a Cougar doubleplay ended the first inning, 4-1.

Chatwood belted a two-run homer in the second, followed by a solo dinger from TysonVan Winkle to put Gonzaga up 5-4 in the second.

Byron Winston knocked BYU starter Jake Wortham out of the game with a three-run homer in the third to put the Zags up 8-4. Wortham was replaced by Washington freshman Tyler Westensee, who was replaced by Llyr Christensen in the fourth.

A pair of sacrifice flies by Ayoso and Cluff brought in Parker and Ko in the sixth to close the game, 13-6. Christensen was replaced by Daniel Welch in the seventh.

BYU's Kent Walton extended his hitting streak to 11 straight games with a seventh-inning double. McNaughton was thrown on Walton's double in a six-assist effort by the Bulldogs. Walton and Danny Vargas both scored on the next batter when Parker doubled down the leftfield line, to make it 15-9.

The Cougars cranked out three runs in the eighth when they loaded the bases, making the score 17-12.

Welch warmed up ready to begin the bottom of the eighth inning, but was hit by an errant throw from catcher Chad Nacapoy and was forced to leave the game in favor of J.C. Leach on the mound.

The Zags take a 1-4 record against BYU's 1-3 mark into Friday's doubleheader which begins at noon PST.

BYU COUGARS at GONZAGA BULLDOGS

Feb 28, 2008 at Spokane, Wash. (Patterson Complex)

BYU COUGARS 12 (1-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 6 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 1

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 5 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 0

WALTON, Kent cf.......... 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 1

PARKER, Steve 3b......... 4 2 3 4 1 0 2 0 0

KO, Kasey 1b............. 5 2 2 1 0 1 6 0 0

AYOSO, Bryce dh.......... 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 4

CLUFF, Jonathan rf....... 4 1 3 3 0 1 2 0 0

MUSSO, J.T. c............ 3 0 1 0 0 2 5 1 1

NACAPOY, Chad ph/c...... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

LAW, Andrew 2b........... 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 3 0

WORTHAM, Jake p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WESTENSEE, Tyler p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CHRISTENSEN, Llyr p..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WELCH, Daniel p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LEACH, J.C. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 42 12 17 12 2 8 24 7 7

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 19 (1-4)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WELLS, Evan 2b........... 3 3 1 1 2 0 2 4 0

CHATWOOD, Jason ss....... 6 3 4 4 0 2 1 3 2

VAN WINKLE, Tyson dh..... 5 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0

WIEGAND, Ryan 1b......... 4 1 0 0 1 0 7 0 2

McKIMMY, Marcus rf....... 4 2 3 3 2 1 3 1 0

WAYT, Shawn lf........... 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3

BLANK, Brandon lf....... 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

WINSTON, Bryan 3b........ 5 2 4 6 0 0 0 2 0

KVEDER, Grant c.......... 5 0 0 0 1 1 10 3 3

RHODES, Michael cf....... 3 3 2 1 1 1 3 0 0

HARMON, Brandon p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

STUMETZ, Jeremy p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MARTIN, Cody p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 39 19 18 18 9 6 27 14 10

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU COUGARS......... 400 002 330 - 12 17 1

GONZAGA BULLDOGS.... 143 232 22X - 19 18 3

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E - VARGAS(2); CHATWOOD 2(4); RHODES(1). DP - BY 2; Gonzaga 1. LOB - BY 7;

Gonzaga 10. 2B - WALTON(1); PARKER(2); McKIMMY 2(2); WINSTON 2(2);

RHODES(1). HR - CHATWOOD 2(2); VAN WINKLE(1); WINSTON(1). HBP - WELLS;

WIEGAND; WAYT; RHODES. SF - AYOSO(1); CLUFF(1); WINSTON(1). SB -

MCNAUGHTON(3); KO 2(2); CLUFF(2); RHODES(1). CS - KVEDER(1).

BYU COUGARS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WORTHAM, Jake....... 2.0 8 8 8 1 0 14 16

WESTENSEE, Tyler.... 1.1 2 2 2 2 1 5 8

CHRISTENSEN, Llyr... 2.1 5 5 5 3 2 10 15

WELCH, Daniel....... 1.1 2 2 2 1 2 6 8

LEACH, J.C.......... 1.0 1 2 2 2 1 4 6

GONZAGA BULLDOGS IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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HARMON, Brandon..... 6.0 7 6 5 0 5 24 26

STUMETZ, Jeremy..... 1.2 9 6 6 2 2 13 15

MARTIN, Cody........ 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 5 5

Win - HARMON (1-1). Loss - WORTHAM (0-1). Save - None.

WP - WELCH; STUMETZ(1). HBP - by WORTHAM (WIEGAND); by WESTENSEE (WAYT); by

CHRISTENSEN (RHODES); by WELCH (WELLS).

Umpires - HP: Matt Stellges 1B: Mik Hendrickson 3B: Jim Paronto

Start: 3 p.m. Time: 3:30 Attendance: 434

WORTHAM faced 3 batters in the 3rd.

BYU COUGARS starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 13/ss VARGAS; 9/cf WALTON; 5/3b PARKER;

22/1b KO; 11/dh AYOSO; 8/rf CLUFF; 10/c MUSSO; 6/2b LAW; 28/p WORTHAM;

GONZAGA BULLDOGS starters: 5/2b WELLS; 6/ss CHATWOOD; 20/dh VAN WINKLE; 31/1b

WIEGAND; 10/rf McKIMMY; 25/lf WAYT; 4/3b WINSTON; 11/c KVEDER; 7/cf RHODES;

26/p HARMON;

BYU COUGARS 1st - MCNAUGHTON singled up the middle. MCNAUGHTON stole

second. VARGAS flied out to rf. WALTON flied out to rf; MCNAUGHTON advanced to

third. PARKER singled to left field, RBI; MCNAUGHTON scored. KO singled to left

field; PARKER advanced to third. AYOSO singled up the middle, RBI; KO advanced

to second; PARKER scored. CLUFF singled to left field, 2 RBI; AYOSO scored; KO

scored. CLUFF out at second ss to c to 3b to 2b. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 1st - WELLS flied out to lf. CHATWOOD homered to left

center, RBI. VAN WINKLE reached on an error by ss. WIEGAND hit by pitch; VAN

WINKLE advanced to second. McKIMMY walked; WIEGAND advanced to second; VAN

WINKLE advanced to third. WAYT grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b;

McKIMMY out on the play. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 2nd - MUSSO singled to right center. LAW grounded into

double play ss to 1b; MUSSO out on the play. MCNAUGHTON flied out to 2b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 2nd - WINSTON flied out to rf. KVEDER grounded out to

1b unassisted. RHODES doubled to right field. WELLS singled to left field, RBI;

RHODES scored. CHATWOOD homered to left field, 2 RBI; WELLS scored. VAN WINKLE

homered to left field, RBI. WIEGAND grounded out to 2b. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 3rd - VARGAS grounded out to 2b. WALTON grounded out to c.

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

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 3rd - McKIMMY singled to right field. WAYT singled

through the right side; McKIMMY advanced to third. WINSTON homered to left

field, 3 RBI; WAYT scored; McKIMMY scored. WESTENSEE to p for WORTHAM. KVEDER

walked. RHODES struck out, grounded out to c unassisted. WELLS flied out to lf.

KVEDER out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

BYU COUGARS 4th - KO flied out to cf. AYOSO reached on a throwing error

by ss. CLUFF struck out looking. MUSSO struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1

error, 1 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 4th - CHATWOOD singled to right field. VAN WINKLE

walked; CHATWOOD advanced to second. WIEGAND flied out to rf; CHATWOOD advanced

to third. McKIMMY doubled to center field, RBI; VAN WINKLE advanced to third;

CHATWOOD scored. WAYT hit by pitch. CHRISTENSEN to p for WESTENSEE. WINSTON

flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; McKIMMY advanced to third; VAN WINKLE scored. KVEDER

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

BYU COUGARS 5th - LAW struck out swinging. MCNAUGHTON reached on a

fielding error by cf. VARGAS struck out swinging. WALTON grounded out to p.

0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 5th - RHODES walked. RHODES stole second. WELLS walked.

CHATWOOD struck out swinging. VAN WINKLE singled down the lf line, RBI; WELLS

advanced to third; RHODES scored. WIEGAND fouled out to 3b. McKIMMY doubled to

left center, 2 RBI; VAN WINKLE scored; WELLS scored. WAYT struck out looking.

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

BYU COUGARS 6th - BLANK to lf for WAYT. PARKER singled through the right

side. KO reached on a fielding error by ss; PARKER advanced to third. AYOSO

flied out to lf, SAC, RBI; PARKER scored. KO stole second. KO stole third.

CLUFF flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; KO scored, unearned. MUSSO struck out looking.

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

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 6th - WINSTON singled up the middle. KVEDER grounded

into double play ss to 2b to 1b; WINSTON out on the play. RHODES hit by pitch.

WELLS walked; RHODES advanced to second. CHATWOOD singled up the middle, RBI;

WELLS advanced to second; RHODES scored. VAN WINKLE singled through the left

side, RBI; CHATWOOD advanced to second; WELLS scored. WELCH to p for

CHRISTENSEN. WIEGAND fouled out to 3b. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 7th - STUMETZ to p for HARMON. LAW singled to center field.

MCNAUGHTON singled to third base; LAW advanced to second. VARGAS singled to

center field, RBI; MCNAUGHTON advanced to second; LAW scored. WALTON doubled to

right field; VARGAS advanced to third; MCNAUGHTON advanced to third, out at

home rf to 2b to 3b to c to ss to 2b to 1b. PARKER doubled down the lf line, 2

RBI; WALTON scored; VARGAS scored. KO struck out swinging. AYOSO fouled out to

c. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 7th - McKIMMY struck out looking. BLANK walked. WINSTON

doubled to right field; BLANK advanced to third. KVEDER lined out to 2b. RHODES

singled to pitcher, RBI; WINSTON advanced to third; BLANK scored. WELLS hit by

pitch; RHODES advanced to second. WELLS advanced to second on a wild pitch;

RHODES advanced to third; WINSTON scored. CHATWOOD struck out looking. 2

runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 8th - CLUFF singled through the left side. NACAPOY pinch hit

for MUSSO. NACAPOY struck out looking. LAW flied out to rf. MCNAUGHTON singled

to left field; CLUFF advanced to third. VARGAS singled to right field, RBI;

MCNAUGHTON advanced to second; CLUFF scored. VARGAS advanced to second on a

wild pitch; MCNAUGHTON advanced to third. WALTON walked. PARKER walked, RBI;

WALTON advanced to second; VARGAS advanced to third; MCNAUGHTON scored. KO

singled to left field, RBI; PARKER advanced to second; WALTON advanced to

third; VARGAS scored. MARTIN to p for STUMETZ. AYOSO struck out swinging. 3

runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 8th - NACAPOY to c. LEACH to p for WELCH. VAN WINKLE

fouled out to 1b. WIEGAND walked. McKIMMY walked; WIEGAND advanced to second.

BLANK flied out to cf. WINSTON doubled to center field, 2 RBI; McKIMMY scored;

WIEGAND scored. KVEDER struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 2 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU COUGARS 9th - CLUFF singled through the left side. NACAPOY flied out

to cf. LAW fouled out to c. CLUFF stole second. MCNAUGHTON grounded out to 2b.

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

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