Hornets End Four-Game Streak

Jordan Muir was a bright spot for BYU in the first of two games to open the River City Classic in Sacramento. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SACRAMENTO -- Jordan Muir and Sean McNaughton came through at clutch times as BYU defeated San Jose State, 3-2, in the opening round Thursday morning.

That was the first game of a split doubleheader, with the difference being like day and night at the River City Classic. The Cougars then fell 16-2 later in the day to co-host Sacramento State, ending a four-game win streak for BYU.

Against San Jose State, Muir struck out seven in eight innings, including two in the second. Muir, now 1-1, worked out of a first-inning jam with the bases loaded as the Spartans stranded at least one runner in each of the first five innings.

Cougar Andrew Law hit a two-out single in the third and was homered in by Sean McNaughton to put BYU up, 2-1. It was McNaughton's first homer of the season.

McNaughton led off the sixth with a single and advanced to third on Brandon Relf's single. McNaughton then scored when Kent Walton hit into his second double play of the game, putting BYU on top 3-2.

Walton's hitting streak ended at 15 games as he popped up in his only other at bat against the Spartans. Walton recorded a single late in the Sac State game.

Against SJSU, J.T. Musso spelled Chad Nacapoy at catcher in the eighth and Blake Torgerson worked for the save in the ninth. Musso threw out a Spartan runner in the ninth for out number two.

The win over SJSU evened BYU's record at 5-5, while the Spartans dropped to 6-3.

Hours later in the nightcap, BYU was stagnant as it allowed Sacramento State to score 12 runs in the seventh inning of a 16-2 blowout.

The Hornets improved to 2-5, while BYU readies to face nearby Utah Valley University in the Sacramento tourney on Friday morning.

San Jose State vs Brigham Young

Mar 06, 2008 at Sacramento, Calif. (Hornet Field)

San Jose State 2 (6-3)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Shaffer 2b/3b............ 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 0

Heil ss.................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 3

Bellows 3b/1b............ 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0

Valine c................. 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0

Sofranac lf.............. 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0

Hertler ph/2b........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Stienstra dh............. 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1

Garza 1b................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 4

Bruns ph/rf............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Maehl rf................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Drake cf................. 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0

Klauer ph............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Martin rf/lf............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Berner p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 31 2 6 2 3 7 24 9 8

Brigham Young 3 (5-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0

RELF, Brandon ss......... 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0

WALTON, Kent cf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0

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

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

KO, Kasey 1b............. 2 0 1 0 1 0 10 0 0

BILLS, Thomas dh......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NACAPOY, Chad c.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1

MUSSO, J.T. c........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

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

MUIR, Jordan p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

TORGERSON, Blake p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 26 3 5 2 2 2 27 11 2

Score by Innings R H E

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San Jose State...... 100 010 000 - 2 6 0

Brigham Young....... 002 001 00X - 3 5 2

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E - RELF; LAW. DP - SJSU 2. LOB - SJSU 8; BYU 2. 2B - Bellows; Valine. HR -

MCNAUGHTON. HBP - Stienstra. SH - Heil; Valine; BILLS. SB - Stienstra. CS -

Martin.

San Jose State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Berner.............. 8.0 5 3 3 2 2 26 29

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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MUIR, Jordan........ 8.0 5 2 1 3 7 28 34

TORGERSON, Blake.... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3

Win - MUIR (1-1). Loss - Berner (0-2). Save - TORGERSON (2).

HBP - by MUIR (Stienstra).

Umpires - HP: Wayne Acerogiles 1B: Brian Rose 3B: Phil Benson

Start: 10:05 am Time: 2:00 Attendance:

San Jose State starters: 4/2b Shaffer; 5/ss Heil; 19/3b Bellows; 7/c Valine;

15/lf Sofranac; 26/dh Stienstra; 10/1b Garza; 8/cf Drake; 1/rf Martin; 20/p

Berner;

Brigham Young starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 4/ss RELF; 9/cf WALTON; 5/3b PARKER;

8/rf CLUFF; 22/1b KO; 30/dh BILLS; 50/c NACAPOY; 6/2b LAW; 12/p MUIR;

San Jose State 1st - Shaffer singled to pitcher. Heil grounded out to p,

SAC, bunt; Shaffer advanced to second. Bellows struck out. Valine singled to

third base; Shaffer advanced to third on a fielding error by ss, assist by 3b.

Sofranac walked; Valine advanced to second. Stienstra hit by pitch, RBI;

Sofranac advanced to second; Valine advanced to third; Shaffer scored,

unearned. Garza reached on a fielder's choice; Stienstra advanced to second;

Sofranac out at third 3b unassisted. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young 1st - MCNAUGHTON flied out to lf. RELF walked. WALTON hit

into double play 2b to ss to 1b; RELF out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

San Jose State 2nd - Drake struck out. Martin popped up to 2b. Shaffer

walked. Heil struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - PARKER struck out looking. CLUFF flied out to rf. KO

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

San Jose State 3rd - Bellows doubled to center field. Valine grounded

out to 3b, SAC, bunt; Bellows advanced to third. Sofranac struck out looking.

Stienstra flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - BILLS grounded out to ss. NACAPOY lined out to 1b.

LAW singled to shortstop. MCNAUGHTON homered to left field, 2 RBI; LAW scored.

RELF grounded out to 3b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Jose State 4th - Garza struck out. Drake walked. Martin reached on a

throwing error by 2b; Drake advanced to second on a fielder's choice. Shaffer

flied out to lf. Heil grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - WALTON popped up to 2b. PARKER struck out looking.

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

San Jose State 5th - Bellows flied out to cf. Valine doubled to left

field. Sofranac grounded out to p. Stienstra singled to right field, RBI;

Valine scored. Stienstra stole second. Garza flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits,

0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - KO walked. BILLS grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; KO

advanced to second. NACAPOY flied out to lf. LAW lined out to cf. 0 runs, 0

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

San Jose State 6th - Drake popped up to 1b. Martin grounded out to 3b.

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

Brigham Young 6th - MCNAUGHTON singled to shortstop. RELF singled

through the left side; MCNAUGHTON advanced to third. WALTON hit into double

play ss to 1b; RELF out on the play; MCNAUGHTON scored. PARKER grounded out to

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

San Jose State 7th - Heil grounded out to ss. Bellows struck out. Valine

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

Brigham Young 7th - CLUFF grounded out to 3b. KO singled to center

field. BILLS flied out to cf. NACAPOY lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

San Jose State 8th - Hertler pinch hit for Sofranac. MUSSO to c for

NACAPOY. Hertler struck out looking. Stienstra grounded out to 3b. Bruns pinch

hit for Garza. Bruns grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - Shaffer to 3b. Bellows to 1b. Hertler to 2b. Bruns

to rf. Martin to lf. Maehl to rf for Bruns. LAW popped up to ss. MCNAUGHTON

fouled out to c. RELF flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

San Jose State 9th - TORGERSON to p for MUIR. Klauer pinch hit for

Drake. Klauer grounded out to ss. Martin singled down the lf line. Martin out

at second c to 2b, caught stealing. Shaffer lined out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young at Sacramento State

Mar 06, 2008 at Sacramento, Calif. (Hornet Field)

Brigham Young 2 (5-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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MCNAUGHTON, Sean lf...... 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

SLOAN, Kevin ph......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VARGAS, Dan ss........... 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 0

HERMOSILLO, Kiko ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

LEACH, J.C. ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

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

KO, Kasey 1b............. 3 0 1 2 1 1 9 1 3

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

LAW, Andrew 2b........... 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 3

CASTLEBERRY, Nelson p.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

JUDD, Eric p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

MICHON, Brandon p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BRAME, Jordan p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 32 2 6 2 6 7 24 12 10

Sacramento State 16 (2-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Martinez, H. 2b.......... 3 2 0 0 2 2 1 2 1

Blair, R. lf............. 4 3 3 1 1 0 8 0 1

Flores, D. 3b............ 5 3 2 3 0 0 0 2 0

Jacobo, G. 1b............ 4 2 2 3 1 1 5 0 0

Wheeler, T. cf........... 3 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 0

Oberlin, W. dh........... 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3

Hannah, J. ph........... 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Boyd, B. rf.............. 3 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 1

Crosby, B. ss............ 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0

Chung, D. ss............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kirkman, T. c............ 4 1 2 2 0 0 7 0 1

Tanigawa, B. c.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ramirez, J. p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Stinson, D. p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Magee, R. p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 37 16 15 14 7 3 27 5 7

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young....... 000 000 0 20 - 2 6 2

Sacramento State.... 110 020 (12)0X - 16 15 0

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E - VARGAS(9); PARKER(3). DP - SAC 1. LOB - BYU 10; SAC 7. 2B - VARGAS(4);

PARKER(4); Flores, D.(6); Jacobo, G. 2(5); Crosby, B.(3). HR - Blair, R.(2).

HBP - WALTON; Martinez, H.. SH - Blair, R.(1). SF - Wheeler, T.(2). SB -

Martinez, H.(2); Blair, R.(2); Jacobo, G.(1); Kirkman, T.(2).

Brigham Young IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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CASTLEBERRY, Nelson. 4.1 5 4 4 5 3 16 22

JUDD, Eric.......... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

WELCH, Daniel....... 1.1 3 4 4 0 0 7 8

MICHON, Brandon..... 0.0 5 7 7 2 0 5 7

BRAME, Jordan....... 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 4 4

CHRISTENSEN, Llyr... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4

Sacramento State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Ramirez, J.......... 6.0 4 0 0 3 6 21 25

Stinson, D.......... 1.1 1 2 2 2 1 5 7

Magee, R............ 1.2 1 0 0 1 0 6 7

Win - Ramirez, J. (1-1). Loss - CASTLEBERRY (0-2). Save - None.

WP - CASTLEBERRY(1); MICHON(1). HBP - by Ramirez, J. (WALTON); by WELCH

(Martinez, H.).

Umpires - HP: Brian Rose 1B: Phil Benson 3B: Wayne Acerogiles

Start: 2:05 pm Time: 2:55 Attendance: 221

MICHON faced 7 batters in the 7th.

Brigham Young starters: 15/lf MCNAUGHTON; 13/ss VARGAS; 9/cf WALTON; 5/3b

PARKER; 11/dh AYOSO; 8/rf CLUFF; 22/1b KO; 10/c MUSSO; 6/2b LAW; 21/p

CASTLEBERRY;

Sacramento State starters: 1/2b Martinez, H.; 13/lf Blair, R.; 22/3b Flores,

D.; 5/1b Jacobo, G.; 7/cf Wheeler, T.; 19/dh Oberlin, W.; 18/rf Boyd, B.; 10/ss

Crosby, B.; 32/c Kirkman, T.; 11/p Ramirez, J.;

Brigham Young 1st - MCNAUGHTON flied out to lf. VARGAS struck out.

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

Sacramento State 1st - Martinez, H. struck out. Blair, R. homered to

right field, RBI. Flores, D. grounded out to 3b. Jacobo, G. struck out. 1

run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 2nd - PARKER walked. AYOSO hit into double play 2b to ss

to 1b; PARKER out on the play. CLUFF struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Sacramento State 2nd - Wheeler, T. fouled out to 3b. Oberlin, W. singled

to center field. Boyd, B. fouled out to 3b. Crosby, B. singled to center field;

Oberlin, W. advanced to third. Crosby, B. advanced to second on a wild pitch;

Oberlin, W. scored on a wild pitch. Kirkman, T. grounded out to ss. 1 run, 2

hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 3rd - KO popped up to 2b. MUSSO flied out to cf. LAW

singled through the right side. MCNAUGHTON grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Sacramento State 3rd - Martinez, H. walked. Blair, R. grounded out to p,

SAC, bunt; Martinez, H. advanced to second. Flores, D. grounded out to 3b.

Jacobo, G. walked. Wheeler, T. walked; Jacobo, G. advanced to second; Martinez,

H. advanced to third. Oberlin, W. fouled out to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 3 LOB.

Brigham Young 4th - VARGAS doubled to left field. WALTON hit by pitch.

PARKER flied out to lf. AYOSO struck out. CLUFF flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Sacramento State 4th - Boyd, B. walked. Boyd, B. picked off, out at

second p to 1b to ss to 1b to 2b. Crosby, B. flied out to cf. Kirkman, T.

singled through the left side. Kirkman, T. stole second. Martinez, H. struck

out, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 5th - KO walked. MUSSO flied out to rf. LAW struck out.

MCNAUGHTON flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Sacramento State 5th - Blair, R. walked. Blair, R. stole second. Flores,

D. reached on a fielder's choice; Blair, R. out at third ss to 3b. Jacobo, G.

doubled to right center, RBI; Flores, D. scored. JUDD to p for CASTLEBERRY.

Jacobo, G. stole third. Wheeler, T. flied out to cf, SF, RBI; Jacobo, G.

scored. Oberlin, W. flied out to rf. 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 6th - VARGAS struck out. WALTON grounded out to 3b. PARKER

doubled to left center. AYOSO walked. CLUFF singled to second base; AYOSO

advanced to second; PARKER advanced to third. KO struck out. 0 runs, 2 hits,

0 errors, 3 LOB.

Sacramento State 6th - WELCH to p for JUDD. Boyd, B. fouled out to 3b.

Crosby, B. grounded out to ss. Kirkman, T. lined out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits,

0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young 7th - Stinson, D. to p for Ramirez, J.. MUSSO flied out to

lf. LAW flied out to lf. MCNAUGHTON struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Sacramento State 7th - Martinez, H. hit by pitch. Martinez, H. stole

second. Blair, R. singled through the left side; Martinez, H. advanced to

third. Flores, D. singled to third base, RBI; Blair, R. advanced to second;

Martinez, H. scored. Jacobo, G. flied out to rf; Blair, R. advanced to third.

Wheeler, T. singled, advanced to second on a throwing error by 3b, advanced to

third, RBI; Flores, D. scored; Blair, R. scored. MICHON to p for WELCH.

Oberlin, W. singled to right center, RBI; Wheeler, T. scored. Boyd, B. walked;

Oberlin, W. advanced to second. Crosby, B. doubled down the lf line, RBI; Boyd,

B. advanced to third; Oberlin, W. scored. Kirkman, T. singled to right field, 2

RBI; Crosby, B. scored; Boyd, B. scored. Kirkman, T. advanced to second on a

wild pitch. Martinez, H. walked. Blair, R. singled to second base; Martinez, H.

advanced to second; Kirkman, T. advanced to third. Flores, D. doubled to left

center, 2 RBI; Blair, R. advanced to third; Martinez, H. scored; Kirkman, T.

scored. BRAME to p for MICHON. Jacobo, G. doubled to left field, 2 RBI; Flores,

D. scored; Blair, R. scored. Wheeler, T. flied out to cf; Jacobo, G. advanced

to third. Hannah, J. pinch hit for Oberlin, W.. Hannah, J. singled to right

field, RBI; Jacobo, G. scored, team unearned. Boyd, B. grounded out to 2b.

12 runs, 10 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 8th - Chung, D. to ss for Crosby, B.. Tanigawa, B. to c

for Kirkman, T.. VARGAS lined out to lf. WALTON singled through the left side.

PARKER walked; WALTON advanced to second. AYOSO walked; PARKER advanced to

second; WALTON advanced to third. Magee, R. to p for Stinson, D.. CLUFF infield

fly to 1b. KO singled to left field, 2 RBI; AYOSO advanced to second; PARKER

scored; WALTON scored. MUSSO walked; KO advanced to second; AYOSO advanced to

third. LAW flied out to lf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Sacramento State 8th - CHRISTENSEN to p for BRAME. Chung, D. grounded

out to 3b. Tanigawa, B. flied out to rf. Martinez, H. reached on a throwing

error by ss. Blair, R. flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young 9th - SLOAN pinch hit for MCNAUGHTON. SLOAN flied out to

rf. HERMOSILLO pinch hit for VARGAS. HERMOSILLO flied out to rf. LEACH pinch

hit for WALTON. LEACH grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

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