Nelson Helps Upset No. 25 OSU

Brandon Taylor hit his second homer of the season to put BYU on the scoreboard in a 9-8 upset at Oklahoma State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

STILLWATER -- Casey Nelson's two-run double capped a seven-run sixth inning to lead BYU to a 9-8 upset over No. 25 Oklahoma State.

The Cougars, now 3-3-1, batted around in that inning. Nelson started the sixth on a single up the middle, hitting at the bottom of the order.

BYU spotted OSU five runs in the first inning without surrendering a hit as the Cougar hurlers struggled through 10 batters, compounded by a pair of fielding errors.

Brandon Taylor got BYU on the scoreboard with his second homer of the season, a second-inning shot.

The Cougars got in sync in the sixth inning, putting their first five runners on base through three singles, a double by Jeff Hiestand and Marcos Villezcas was hit by a pitch. By the time Adam Daniels was chased off the mound, the tying run was at bat for BYU with nobody out.

Nelson's two-run double gave BYU its first lead of the game, 8-7, with two out in the sixth.

Matt Jensen, who secured his first victory of the season, was replaced on the mound in the bottom of the sixth by Justin Su`a after he surrendered two walks. After BYU generated an insurance run in the seventh, Su'a gave up a solo homer to Mike Hernandez in the bottom of that frame.

OSU had two runners aboard in the seventh, but relief pitcher James Platt got Justin Colbert to fly out to Ryan Chambers in centerfield to end the inning. Platt, who garnered his second save of the season, got a unique double play to retire the Cowboys in order in the eighth. That play was a rightfield catch by Ben Saylor who doubled up Rusty Ryal, who left first base early without a tag.

The Cougars now start a three-game series at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday at 3 p.m. (CST).

Brigham Young Univ. at Oklahoma St. Univ.

Mar 02, 2005 at Stillwater, Oklahoma (Allie P. Reynolds)

Brigham Young Univ. 9 (3-3-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 5 2

HIESTAND, Jeff 1b........ 4 2 1 1 1 1 12 1 1

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

SLOAN, Kevin pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TAYLOR, Brandon 3b....... 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 1

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

KNELL, Kory ph/rf....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MOLINA, Adrian lf........ 4 0 2 1 1 0 4 0 1

CHAMBERS, Ryan cf........ 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2

NELSON, Casey c.......... 4 1 2 2 0 0 5 2 0

WOOLF, Mitch p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JENSEN, Matthew p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

SU'A, Justin p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Totals................... 35 9 10 8 7 7 27 15 7

Oklahoma St. Univ. 8 (8-5)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Colbert, Justin 2b....... 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 5 4

Ryal, Rusty 3b........... 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0

Parrish, Jeff dh......... 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Carr, Adam 1b............ 4 1 0 1 1 1 7 0 2

Wright, Ty lf............ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Rachal, Trey ph/lf...... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hernandez, Mike rf....... 3 1 1 3 1 0 4 0 0

Simon, Keanon cf......... 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 1

Clarkson, Matt c......... 3 0 0 0 2 1 7 1 1

Gutierrez, Chris ss...... 3 0 0 2 1 0 4 2 0

Daniels, Adam p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Melek, Nate p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kronkosky, Blake p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Barnard, Dusty p........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McDonald, Brett p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 30 8 5 7 9 4 27 9 9

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 010 007 100 - 9 10 3

Oklahoma St. Univ... 520 000 100 - 8 5 0

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E - VILLEZCAS; HIESTAND; NELSON. DP - BYU Cougars 2; OSU Cowboys 1. LOB -

BYU Cougars 7; OSU Cowboys 9. 2B - VILLEZCAS; HIESTAND; NELSON. HR -

TAYLOR(2); Ryal(2); Hernandez(3). HBP - McNAUGHTON; Ryal 2; Wright, T.. SH -

Simon. SF - Hernandez. SB - SLOAN. CS - McNAUGHTON.

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

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WOOLF, Mitch........ 0.2 0 5 3 4 1 3 8

JENSEN, Matthew..... 4.2 3 2 2 4 1 15 21

SU'A, Justin........ 1.1 1 1 1 1 1 5 6

PLATT, James........ 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 7 9

Oklahoma St. Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Daniels, Adam....... 5.0 7 6 6 0 6 21 22

Melek, Nate......... 0.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1

Kronkosky, Blake.... 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 3 5

Barnard, Dusty...... 2.1 2 1 1 4 0 8 12

McDonald, Brett..... 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

Win - JENSEN (1-0). Loss - Kronkosky (0-1). Save - PLATT (2).

WP - WOOLF; SU'A; Melek; Barnard. HBP - by WOOLF (Ryal); by JENSEN (Wright, T.);

by Daniels (McNAUGHTON); by PLATT (Ryal). PB - NELSON.

Umpires - HP: Dennis Walker 1B: Ken McQueen 3B: Tim Norman

Start: 4:05 pm Time: 2:51 Attendance: 872

Daniels faced 5 batters in the 6th.

Melek faced 1 batter in the 6th.

Barnard faced 1 batter in the 9th.

Brigham Young Univ. at Oklahoma St. Univ. - Play-by-Play

Mar 02, 2005 at Stillwater, Oklahoma (Allie P. Reynolds)

Score by Innings R H E

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Brigham Young Univ.. 010 007 100 - 9 10 3

Oklahoma St. Univ... 520 000 100 - 8 5 0

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Brigham Young Univ. starters: 15/2b McNAUGHTON; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 16/1b

HIESTAND; 24/dh NAKAYAMA; 3/3b TAYLOR; 25/rf SAYLOR; 1/lf MOLINA; 22/cf

CHAMBERS; 8/c NELSON; 18/p WOOLF;

Oklahoma St. Univ. starters: 9/2b Colbert; 10/3b Ryal; 27/dh Parrish; 13/1b

Carr; 33/lf Wright, T.; 24/rf Hernandez; 1/cf Simon; 36/c Clarkson; 3/ss

Gutierrez; 14/p Daniels;

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 1

McNAUGHTON struck out swinging. VILLEZCAS struck out swinging. HIESTAND

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

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 1

Colbert walked. Ryal hit by pitch; Colbert advanced to second. Ryal

advanced to second; Colbert advanced to third on a passed ball. Parrish

walked. Carr reached on a fielding error by ss, RBI; Parrish advanced to

second; Ryal advanced to third; Colbert scored. Wright, T. struck out

looking. Hernandez grounded out to 3b, RBI; Carr advanced to second;

Parrish advanced to third; Ryal scored. Simon walked. Simon advanced to

second; Carr advanced to third; Parrish scored on a wild pitch. Clarkson

walked. JENSEN to p for WOOLF. Gutierrez reached on a fielding error by

c, 2 RBI; Clarkson advanced to third; Simon scored, unearned; Carr

scored, unearned. Colbert popped up to 2b. 5 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, 2

LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 2

NAKAYAMA grounded out to 3b. TAYLOR homered to left field, RBI. SAYLOR

struck out swinging. MOLINA lined out to cf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0

LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 2

Ryal homered to left field, RBI. Parrish singled to left field. Carr

walked; Parrish advanced to second. Wright, T. hit by pitch; Carr

advanced to second; Parrish advanced to third. Hernandez flied out to lf,

SF, RBI; Parrish scored. Carr out at second c to ss, picked off. Simon

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 3

CHAMBERS struck out swinging. NELSON flied out to 2b. McNAUGHTON flied

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

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 3

Clarkson fouled out to lf. Gutierrez flied out to lf. Colbert grounded

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 4

VILLEZCAS grounded out to ss. HIESTAND grounded out to 2b. NAKAYAMA

singled to left center. TAYLOR popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors,

1 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 4

Ryal singled up the middle. Parrish out at first p to ss to 1b; Ryal

advanced to second. Carr struck out looking. Wright, T. grounded out to

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

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 5

SAYLOR struck out swinging. MOLINA singled to left center. CHAMBERS

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

1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 5

Hernandez walked. Simon grounded into double play 1b to ss to 1b;

Hernandez out on the play. Clarkson grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 6

NELSON singled up the middle. McNAUGHTON hit by pitch; NELSON advanced to

second. VILLEZCAS singled to right center, RBI; McNAUGHTON advanced to

third; NELSON scored. HIESTAND doubled to left center, RBI; VILLEZCAS

advanced to third; McNAUGHTON scored. NAKAYAMA singled to second base,

RBI; HIESTAND advanced to third; VILLEZCAS scored. Melek to p for

Daniels. NAKAYAMA advanced to second; HIESTAND scored on a wild pitch.

TAYLOR walked. Kronkosky to p for Melek. SAYLOR struck out swinging.

MOLINA walked; TAYLOR advanced to second; NAKAYAMA advanced to third.

CHAMBERS reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; MOLINA out at second 2b to

ss; TAYLOR advanced to third; NAKAYAMA scored. NELSON doubled to left

center, 2 RBI; CHAMBERS scored; TAYLOR scored. McNAUGHTON walked. Barnard

to p for Kronkosky. VILLEZCAS grounded out to 2b. 7 runs, 5 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 6

Gutierrez walked. Colbert grounded out to 2b; Gutierrez advanced to

second. Ryal walked. SU'A to p for JENSEN. Parrish fouled out to c. Carr

popped up to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 7

HIESTAND walked. NAKAYAMA flied out to rf. TAYLOR flied out to rf. SAYLOR

walked; HIESTAND advanced to second. HIESTAND advanced to third on a wild

pitch. MOLINA singled to pitcher, RBI; SAYLOR advanced to second;

HIESTAND scored. CHAMBERS popped up to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 7

Rachal pinch hit for Wright, T.. Rachal grounded out to ss. Hernandez

homered down the lf line, RBI. Simon struck out. Clarkson walked.

Clarkson advanced to second on a wild pitch. PLATT to p for SU'A.

Gutierrez reached on a throwing error by 1b; Clarkson advanced to third.

Colbert flied out to cf. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 8

Rachal to lf. NELSON grounded out to 2b. McNAUGHTON walked. McNAUGHTON

out at second c to ss, caught stealing. VILLEZCAS doubled down the rf

line. HIESTAND grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 8

Ryal hit by pitch. Parrish flied into double play rf to 1b; Ryal out on

the play. Carr grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Brigham Young Univ. - inning 9

NAKAYAMA walked. McDonald to p for Barnard. SLOAN pinch ran for NAKAYAMA.

SLOAN stole second. TAYLOR flied out to rf. KNELL pinch hit for SAYLOR.

KNELL flied out to rf; SLOAN advanced to third. MOLINA flied out to cf. 0

runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oklahoma St. Univ. - inning 9

KNELL to rf. Rachal singled to left center. Hernandez flied out to lf.

Simon grounded out to c, SAC, bunt; Rachal advanced to second. Clarkson

struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

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