Lopsided Defeat of AFA

Kory Knell led BYU with six RBI including a grand slam in a 25-2 drubbing of Air Force Thursday night. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU hitters torched the Air Force Academy for 25 runs and 22 hits Thursday night in a lopsided victory 25-2 at Larry H. Miller Field.

The win improves the Cougars record to 18-7-1 (6-1, Mountain West Conference). The Falcons fall to 4-19 (0-4) on the season.

The Cougars started the scoring early, with each of the first five batters getting aboard safely to score five first-inning runs. Sean McNaughton led off with a single. He was followed by a Marcos Villezcas single. McNaughton and Villezcas scored when Apana Nakayama doubled. Nakayama was driven in by Jeff Hiestand who scored on a double by Brandon Taylor.

In the second, BYU continued its scoring barrage highlighted by two home runs. Nakayama hit a two-run shot to center field. Later in the inning, Ryan Chambers dazzled the home crowd when he hit a three-run bomb that went high into lights in right field to put the Cougars up 11-0.

Air Force scored its first run of the game in the top of the third inning when Reid Lamson hit a one-out double and scored when Dustin Smith hit a single with two out in the inning.

After a seven-run fourth inning BYU took advantage of a 17-run lead in the fifth to give a few freshmen playing time. The Cougars replaced the entire infield in the middle of fifth frame. Brandon Relf and Kevin Sloan promptly nailed a double apiece as BYU scored six more runs in the bottom of the fifth. Sloan's double scored two. The big hit in the inning was a Kory Knell grand slam.

The Cougars were led by Knell, who had two hits and six RBI. Nakayama also had a big night going 2-for-6 with four runs scored and five RBI. BYU head coach Vance Law expects the Cougars to play hard the rest of the series.

"Air Force is a scrappy team," he said. "I think our guys will come out for the rest of the series."

The series continues Friday night at 7 p.m. at Larry H. Miller Field. The game will be broadcast live on KOVO radio 960 AM.

Air Force Academy at Brigham Young Univ.

Mar 31, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Air Force Academy 2 (4-19,0-4 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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LAMSON, Reid cf.......... 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0

SALAZAR, Geno 2b......... 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 3 0

SMITH, Dustin dh......... 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

KASEL, Dale pr.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

BOLT, Karl 1b............ 4 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 2

GHIGNA, Matt rf.......... 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

PARAMORE, Price 3b....... 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 0

TITTLE, Brent lf......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

JEFFERS, Troy lf........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

DeROHAN, Nathan ss....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4

FERRERIA, Austin ph/ss.. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

MEENTS, Josh c........... 3 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0

ADAMS, Billy c.......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

BROWN, Mitch p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TETRAULT, Jeff p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GARRISON, Mike p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 36 2 8 2 3 10 24 13 10

Brigham Young Univ. 25 (18-8-1,6-1 MWC)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

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

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0

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

NAKAYAMA, Apana dh....... 6 4 2 5 1 0 0 0 0

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 2 3 2 2 1 0 2 0 0

AYOSO, Bryce 1b......... 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0

TAYLOR, Brandon 3b....... 4 3 3 4 0 0 0 1 0

SLOAN, Kevin 3b......... 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 3

CHAMBERS, Ryan lf........ 4 2 2 3 1 1 3 0 2

KNELL, Kory rf........... 4 2 2 6 0 0 3 0 0

JENSEN, Matthew ph/rf... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

MOLINA, Adrian cf........ 5 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1

CLOWARD, Casey c......... 4 3 0 0 2 0 10 1 2

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

BINGHAM, Anthony p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BEUS, Lance p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Totals................... 48 25 22 25 7 5 27 5 10

Score by Innings R H E

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Air Force Academy... 001 000 100 - 2 8 4

Brigham Young Univ.. 560 760 01X - 25 22 2

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E - SALAZAR; PARAMORE; TITTLE; DeROHAN; LAW; RELF. DP - AFA Falcons 1. LOB -

AFA Falcons 10; BYU Cougars 10. 2B - LAMSON 2; SALAZAR; TITTLE; VILLEZCAS;

RELF; NAKAYAMA; TAYLOR 2; SLOAN; MOLINA. HR - NAKAYAMA(5); CHAMBERS(6);

KNELL(3). HBP - HIESTAND; CHAMBERS; KNELL; MOLINA. CS - PARAMORE.

Air Force Academy IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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BROWN, Mitch........ 1.1 7 8 8 1 0 11 12

TETRAULT, Jeff...... 3.2 11 16 10 5 3 25 33

GARRISON, Mike...... 3.0 4 1 1 1 2 12 14

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

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HORLACHER, Dave..... 5.0 5 1 1 1 4 19 20

BINGHAM, Anthony.... 2.0 2 1 0 2 4 9 11

BEUS, Lance......... 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 8 8

Win - HORLACHER (2-1). Loss - BROWN (1-6). Save - None.

WP - BROWN; TETRAULT; GARRISON. HBP - by TETRAULT (HIESTAND); by TETRAULT

(KNELL); by TETRAULT (MOLINA); by GARRISON (CHAMBERS).

Umpires - HP: Mik Hendrickson 1B: Jason Rogers 3B: Blyden Loutensock

Start: 7:07 pm Time: 3:05 Attendance: 1207

Air Force Academy at Brigham Young Univ. - Play-by-Play

Mar 31, 2005 at Provo, Utah (Larry H.Miller Field)

Score by Innings R H E

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Air Force Academy... 001 000 100 - 2 8 4

Brigham Young Univ.. 560 760 01X - 25 22 2

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Air Force Academy starters: 1/cf LAMSON; 2/2b SALAZAR; 15/dh SMITH; 13/1b BOLT;

19/rf GHIGNA; 10/3b PARAMORE; 3/lf TITTLE; 8/ss DeROHAN; 35/c MEENTS; 21/p BROWN;

Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/2b McNAUGHTON; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 24/dh NAKAYAMA;

16/1b HIESTAND; 3/3b TAYLOR; 22/lf CHAMBERS; 12/rf KNELL; 1/cf MOLINA; 9/c CLOWARD;

11/p HORLACHER;

Air Force Academy 1st - LAMSON struck out looking. SALAZAR doubled down the

rf line. SMITH walked. BOLT flied out to cf. GHIGNA flied out to lf. 0 runs, 1

hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 1st - McNAUGHTON singled through the left side. VILLEZCAS

singled through the right side; McNAUGHTON advanced to third. NAKAYAMA doubled to

left field, advanced to third on a throwing error by ss, 2 RBI; VILLEZCAS scored;

McNAUGHTON scored. HIESTAND singled through the left side, RBI; NAKAYAMA scored.

TAYLOR doubled down the lf line, RBI; HIESTAND scored. CHAMBERS grounded out to 2b;

TAYLOR advanced to third. KNELL grounded out to 3b, RBI; TAYLOR scored. MOLINA

grounded out to ss. 5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Air Force Academy 2nd - PARAMORE flied out to lf. TITTLE struck out swinging.

DeROHAN flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 2nd - CLOWARD walked. McNAUGHTON flied out to cf; CLOWARD

advanced to second. CLOWARD advanced to third on a wild pitch. VILLEZCAS doubled

down the lf line, RBI; CLOWARD scored. NAKAYAMA homered to center field, 2 RBI;

VILLEZCAS scored. TETRAULT to p for BROWN. HIESTAND hit by pitch. TAYLOR singled to

third base; HIESTAND advanced to second. CHAMBERS homered to right field, 3 RBI;

TAYLOR scored; HIESTAND scored. KNELL hit by pitch. MOLINA doubled to left field;

KNELL advanced to third. CLOWARD grounded out to 3b. McNAUGHTON flied out to cf.

6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Air Force Academy 3rd - MEENTS struck out swinging. LAMSON doubled down the

rf line. SALAZAR popped up to 1b. SMITH singled to center field, RBI; LAMSON scored.

BOLT flied out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 3rd - VILLEZCAS struck out looking. NAKAYAMA reached on a

fielding error by 2b. HIESTAND singled through the right side; NAKAYAMA advanced to

second. TAYLOR grounded out to 2b; HIESTAND advanced to second; NAKAYAMA advanced to

third. CHAMBERS struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Air Force Academy 4th - GHIGNA flied out to cf. PARAMORE singled to center

field. PARAMORE out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. TITTLE doubled to left

center. DeROHAN grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 4th - KNELL singled to left field. KNELL advanced to

second on a wild pitch. MOLINA lined out to 2b. CLOWARD reached on a fielding error

by lf; KNELL advanced to third. McNAUGHTON singled to third base; CLOWARD advanced

to second. VILLEZCAS walked, RBI; McNAUGHTON advanced to second; CLOWARD advanced to

third; KNELL scored. NAKAYAMA reached on a throwing error by 3b, RBI; VILLEZCAS

advanced to second; McNAUGHTON advanced to third; CLOWARD scored, unearned. HIESTAND

walked, RBI; NAKAYAMA advanced to second; VILLEZCAS advanced to third; McNAUGHTON

scored, unearned. TAYLOR doubled to right field, 3 RBI; HIESTAND scored, unearned;

NAKAYAMA scored, unearned; VILLEZCAS scored, unearned. CHAMBERS singled to right

field; TAYLOR advanced to third. KNELL reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; CHAMBERS

out at second ss to 2b; TAYLOR scored, unearned. MOLINA out at first ss to 2b. 7

runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Air Force Academy 5th - LAW to 2b for McNAUGHTON. RELF to ss for VILLEZCAS.

AYOSO to 1b for HIESTAND. SLOAN to 3b for TAYLOR. MEENTS struck out swinging. LAMSON

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

Brigham Young Univ. 5th - CLOWARD walked. LAW flied out to lf. RELF doubled

to left field; CLOWARD advanced to third. NAKAYAMA walked. AYOSO struck out looking.

SLOAN doubled to right center, 2 RBI; NAKAYAMA advanced to third; RELF scored;

CLOWARD scored. CHAMBERS walked. KNELL homered to left field, 4 RBI; CHAMBERS

scored; SLOAN scored; NAKAYAMA scored. MOLINA hit by pitch. CLOWARD grounded out to

3b. 6 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Air Force Academy 6th - BINGHAM to p for HORLACHER. SMITH walked. BOLT struck

out swinging. GHIGNA singled to right field; SMITH advanced to second. KASEL pinch

ran for SMITH. PARAMORE walked; GHIGNA advanced to second; KASEL advanced to third.

TITTLE flied out to cf. DeROHAN struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 6th - JEFFERS to lf for TITTLE. GARRISON to p for

TETRAULT. LAW singled to third base. RELF singled to center field; LAW advanced to

second. NAKAYAMA flied out to lf. LAW advanced to third on a wild pitch. AYOSO

grounded out to p; RELF advanced to second. SLOAN grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 2

hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Air Force Academy 7th - MEENTS reached on a throwing error by 2b, advanced to

second. LAMSON doubled to left field, RBI; MEENTS scored, unearned. SALAZAR struck

out swinging. KASEL flied out to rf. BOLT struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 1

error, 1 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 7th - CHAMBERS hit by pitch. JENSEN pinch hit for KNELL.

JENSEN struck out swinging. MOLINA singled to left field; CHAMBERS advanced to

second. CLOWARD lined into double play 2b to ss; CHAMBERS out on the play. 0

runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Air Force Academy 8th - JENSEN to rf. BEUS to p for BINGHAM. GHIGNA singled

through the right side. PARAMORE reached on a fielder's choice; GHIGNA advanced to

second on a fielding error by ss. JEFFERS reached on a fielder's choice; PARAMORE

out at second 2b to ss; GHIGNA advanced to third. FERRERIA pinch hit for DeROHAN.

FERRERIA struck out looking. ADAMS to c for MEENTS. ADAMS grounded out to 2b. 0

runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. 8th - FERRERIA to ss. LAW walked. RELF reached on a

fielder's choice; LAW out at second ss to 2b. NAKAYAMA grounded out to 3b; RELF

advanced to second. AYOSO singled to left field, RBI; RELF scored. SLOAN struck out

looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Air Force Academy 9th - LAMSON popped up to ss. SALAZAR grounded out to p.

KASEL struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

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